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High Museum of Art to host “European Design Since 1985 ~ Shaping the New Century”

RADI Designers - "Whippet", 1998 - Bench. Polyurethane and paper, 23-5/8 x 55-1/8 x 28-3/4 inches. Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Photo: RADI Designers.

ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art will host “European
Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century,” the first comprehensive assessment
of Western European design from 1985 to 2005. The exhibition traces the
evolution of design with nearly 200 works by some of the most influential
artists of this era, encompassing furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork and a
broad range of product design created by 117 designers from 14 Western European
countries. Additional works from this period will be incorporated from the
High’s growing collection of contemporary design. “European Design Since 1985,”
organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and the Denver Art Museum, in
conjunction with Kingston University, London, will be on view at the High from
June 5 through August 29, 2010.

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High Museum of Art to Highlight Four Recent Films in Annual French Film Festival

ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art will host the 11th annual film series “French Film Yesterday and Today” from Saturday, February 6, through Saturday, February 27. This year’s series presents the classic French thriller “Diabolique” alongside the contemporary films “Summer Hours,” “Angel of Mine” and “The Beaches of Agnès.” This annual program is made possible with support from the Embassy of France Cultural Services department and the Consulate of France in Atlanta . “Devotees of French film admire its sophistication, stylishness and the complexity of character that typifies the nation’s cinema. And this year’s ‘French Film Yesterday and Today’ has those qualities in spades,” says Linda Dubler, curator of media arts for the High Museum of Art. “Few thrillers are as stylish as ‘Diabolique’; the subtle, multi-dimensional characters in ‘Summer Hours’ and ‘Angel of Mine’ make for engrossing, poignant and suspenseful viewing; and A