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Collectors’ Evening Secures Four New Acquisitions for the High

ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art hosted its first ever Collectors’ Evening on Saturday, January 30. The participants at the event voted to secure four new acquisitions for the museum, including a collection of twenty photographs from the “Robert F Kennedy Funeral Train Rediscovered” portfolio by Paul Fusco; the painting “Thiogo Oliveira do Rosario Rozendo” by Kehinde Wiley; an African art sculpture titled “Ntadi;” and a round-back chair and table from the “Sketch Furniture” series by Front Design. This new event, created to build and improve the Museum’s permanent collection, invited guests to take an active role in choosing the next work of art to join the collection. During the evening, each of the High’s seven curators presented a work of art as a potential new acquisition for their collection. Guests then cast their votes and the High purchased the works of art that received the most votes