Atlanta Artist Radcliffe Bailey Makes Headline Debut at The High Museum of Art

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ATLANTA (AP).- On a recent Thursday night, a black employee of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art summed up the magnitude of the new exhibition by artist Radcliffe Bailey. “He’s on the second floor,” the man said, smiling and nodding. “That’s where they put da Vinci, Michelangelo, Monet, Dali.” In the city where he has lived, studied and worked nearly his entire life, Bailey has arrived. His show, “Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine,” is the first headline exhibition by an Atlanta-based artist in The High’s main gallery, and throngs of his fellow citizens are already celebrating the native son who visited The High as a little boy and dreamed of becoming a great artist. The exhibition, which opens Sunday and runs through Sept. 11, highlights the black artist’s experimentation with diverse media, showcasing sculptures, paintings, installations, works-on-paper, glass works and