Forget about traveling to Europe to see great works – the art is all here at the High Museum. Until early January, the High will be home to three special exhibitions.
From the Renaissance period comes Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting, which showcases 25 masterpieces from the Venetian Renaissance collection of the National Galleries of Scotland. Never before shown in the United States, Titian’s “Diana and Actaeon” and “Diana and Callisto” are the exhibition’s main highlights, though paintings and drawings by Tintoretto, Veronese and Lotto will be on display, starting Oct. 17.
Enter Salvador Dali nearly five centuries later, with the exhibition Dali: The Late Work. The exhibition presents the artist’s works from the last half of his career, including more than 100 drawings, paintings, prints and film. It explores Dali’s transition from being a surrealist to a classicist, following his sudden embrace of Catholicism. It also spotlights his relationships with other notable artists of the time, like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichenstein and Willem de Kooning. The exhibition will be on display until Jan. 9.
Venture back to the Great Depression, when Danish-born Peter Sekaer documented the effects of the economic slump in America in the exhibition Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer. This is the first major exhibition dedicated solely to his work and features 75 vintage gelatin prints, several which have never been on public view. The photographs range from 1935 to 1945, when Sekaer worked for government agencies like the United States Housing Authority. View the collection until it closes Jan. 9.
For more information about these exhibitions, related lectures and other events, go to the High Museum website.