Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wine Tasting under the Hale Woodruff Murals at the High: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Here's What You Do Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hale Woodruff's Mural of the Amistad Mutiny.  See it at the High Musuem, Thursday Night.


Thursday is wine tasting night.  The High museum is your host.  From 6-9,  check out two of their special exhibitions while sampling three wines.  Additional tastes and Southern-inspired appetizers will be available for purchase too.  You can make a whole night of it. 


Taste a little wine at the High, while enjoying two of their special exhibitions.

The first exhibit is Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talledega College.  From the High:
"In 1938 Alabama's Talladega College commissioned acclaimed African American artist Hale Woodruff to paint six large-scale murals portraying the Amistad mutiny and its aftermath, as well as the founding of Talladega College. The High Museum partnered with Talladega College on the removal, extensive conservation treatment, and multi-city tour of the mural series."
Grand and dramatic, the murals take you in and transport you to this terrible and triumphant episode in American History.  




The second exhibit is Picturing New York / Picturing the South.  Photographs of contemporary New York and Southern culture are presented in this exhibit that results from a partnership between the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the High.




Picturing New York, Picturing the South is part of a partnership between the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the High in Atlanta.  This photography exhibits contrasts and compares New York and various Southern locales, focusing on culture in both places.
Tickets are $25.   You can get them online or at the door.


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Here's what you do Thursday:



First:  Start the morning with some spice.  Breakfast burritos should do the trick.  Try this recipe from Ellie Krieger.  Go hot on the salsa!  And, have a glass of prosecco with your burrito.  Perfect! ($ - $20).

Second:  Head on over to the Atlanta History Center for their lastest exhibit: Greetings from Atlanta:  A postcard retrospective.  They have put together 200 postcards sent from Atlanta over the years.  You see through the collective how Atlanta has changed and remained the same.  ($ - $Free).

A postcard of Atlanta from the exhibit, Greetings from Atlanta at the Atlanta History Center.

Third:  Try out Seasons 52 for lunch.  It's right around the corner from the Atlanta History Center.  Seasons focuses on seasonally inspired ingredients to produce an ever changing menu.  Grab a booth there and try out the flat bread and the plank roasted salmon.  Have a glass of sauvignon blanc with it, very cold.  Yum!  ($30 per person).


The Swan House.  An Atlanta Landmark at the Atlanta History Center.
Fourth: You can't go to the Atlanta History Center without checking out The Swan House.  Head back over for a tour of this Atlanta landmark.  Built in 1928 by Atlanta cotton tycoon, Edward H. Inman - the same family for which Inman Park is named - the house is equally impressive for both its opulence and strange and winding history.  Tours are from 11 - 4 on weekdays and are arranged by the delightful staff.  ($ - $14.50 per person).


Fifth:  Nap.  Siesta time.  Follow the perfect bed rules and enjoy a little break this afternoon.  Have a little snack too, since you'll be going light on dinner.  Try some ranier cherries from Whole Foods.  They're in season now, and awesome!

Finally: Head on over to the High and enjoy some good wine and art.  ($25 + $10 for appetizers).

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast: $20
Postcards: $29
Seasons 52: $60
Nap: $Free
Wine Tasting at the High: $70

Total: $179

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