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Lecture: The High Museum of Art’s Katherine Jentleson on Nellie Mae Rowe’s Art and Legacy

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Lecture: The High Museum of Art’s Katherine Jentleson on Nellie Mae Rowe’s Art and Legacy

April 4, 2024

6:00 PM.

 

Join Mennello Museum in welcoming Dr. Katherine Jentleson, the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum of Art and Co-Executive Editor of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. Since joining the High in 2015, she has overseen nine exhibitions including the critically acclaimed nationally traveling exhibition Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe and strategically grown the collection by more than six hundred objects.

Jentleson will discuss the art and life of Nellie Mae Rowe and explore how her legacy continues to grow through a touring exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art and a critically acclaimed experimental documentary by Opendox set to open for wide release in the summer of 2024.

 

More about our guest speaker:

Katherine “Katie” Jentleson, PhD, is the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Since joining the High in 2015, she has curated nine exhibitions, including George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes in 2023 and Patterns in Abstraction: Black Quilts from the High’s Collection, which opens in June 2024. Her exhibitions and publications have been awarded major support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Art Bridges Foundation, and the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. She has grown the High’s internationally renowned folk and self-taught art collection by more than six hundred objects, including major acquisitions of work by Voronovsky, Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, the Gee’s Bend quilters, and Henry Church. In 2022, she began a three-year term as the Co-Executive Editor of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. Jentleson holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a PhD in art history from Duke University.

Admission:
Adults: $5
Seniors (60+): $4
Students with valid ID: $1
Children ages 6-17: $1
Children under age 6: FREE
Active, retired military, veterans and their families with valid ID: FREE

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