ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art
in Atlanta announces that more than 75,000 students have seen or are scheduled to visit the current Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters exhibition, a record for the institution. Of those students, 43,000 will visit as part of the Museums Art Access program, which allows free admission and bus travel for students at Title I schools. In January the High broadened the reach of the Art Access program, allowing any Title I school in the state to participate. Since that announcement, 23,000 students from 174 schools were booked to visit the High from 51 of the surrounding counties in Georgia.
The Highs Art Access program serves such an important purpose as an educational resource for the schools and students of Georgia, said Patricia Rodewald, the Highs Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education. The response that we have received from the Title I schools in our community to take advantage of our offer to see Picasso to Warhol free of charge shows the great need for arts education in our community schools. We take great pride in providing this learning experience to students and hope that others will follow suit in supporting this initiative.
Picasso to Warhol, an unprecedented exhibition of 129 masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), will be on view until April 29, 2012. In addition to presenting masterpieces from MoMAs collection, the exhibition provides an introduction to 14 of the most important artists of the 20th century, including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, and presents information about the most important artistic developments of the modern age.