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New High Summer Exhibits Distinctly Southern

Three of four new summer exhibitions at the High Museum of Art open on Saturday

New High Summer Exhibits Distinctly Southern

Four new summer exhibitions, three that open Saturday, June 9 and one that opened last week, are now on display at the .

Three of the exhibitions feature art that is distinctly Southern. Here’s a look at these temporary collections that will be showcased at the High at least through Sept. 2.

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College -- In 1938 Alabama's Talladega College commissioned Hale Woodruff to create a series of six large-scale murals. The murals portray scenes from the 1839 uprising aboard the slave ship Amistad and the trial that followed, as well as the Underground Railroad and the building of the college. The murals are the centerpiece of the exhibition of 37 paintings and prints and represent a historic moment in American art. The High is the first of 10 museums to host the first-ever national tour of the murals and exhibition.

Picturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art features nearly 150 photographs made by some of the most important figures in the history of the medium including Lewis Hine, Walker Evans and Diane Arbus.

Picturing The South is a fascinating look at new work created in and around the American South by photographers Martin Parr, Kael Alford and Shane Lavalette.

Revisiting The South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley features the internationally acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach, who presents a body of work that highlights the environmental and ecological degradation of a passage of the Mississippi River (between Baton Rouge and New Orleans) known as Cancer Alley.

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