Give Me a MoMA: Atlanta (Part II)

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is one of my favorite art museums. I think that’s an appropriate way to begin this quick recap because I’ve covered this museum in a previous “Give Me a MoMA” installment, but this probably won’t be the last time I feature one of my frequent visits there.

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I eagerly ventured to midtown Atlanta to check out Daniel Arsham’s Hourglass exhibit which is currently on display at High Museum through May 21, 2017. In a word, the experience was: sensational (word to Future). If you’re in the area, I would strongly encourage you to check it out.

The exhibit features three environments: a gallery filled with large hourglasses, a Japanese garden filled with blue sand, and a cavern formed from purple-amethyst athletic balls. The exhibit was complete with live performers who interacted with the various environments (live performances only occur on Sundays starting at 12:30 p.m.).

My favorite features of the exhibit were the purple-amethyst cavern and the Japanese sand garden. The intricacies of Arsham’s work is truly incredible. Each item is made with such delicate care and the attention to detail is extraordinary as he creates everyday items with the amethyst crystal. These works align with his continuing theme of futuristic archeology where he adapts modern items as “future relics” and creates environments that feel like the viewer has traveled in time and is viewing the present through a different spectrum in time.

If you can, go spend some time in the Hourglass and drop a comment if you enjoyed the post.

Location: High Museum of Art | 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
Ticket price: $14.50 (But I went on second Sunday this time so admission was free)
Website: http://www.high.org

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