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Come Face to Face with the Artwork of Civil Rights Revolutionaries During This Exhibit

A half century before NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee, gold medal sprinter Tommie Smith raised a fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States. His historic gesture, and its reverberations over the past 50 years, will be explored in With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith, an exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art.

The exhibition, which will introduce several new works, is the culmination of a multiyear collaboration between Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Glenn Kaino and Smith and will feature sculptural installations and drawings by Kaino and Smith, objects from the Tommie Smith archives, and a series of drawings contributed by students from across the United States.

By bridging the past and present, With Drawn Arms powerfully resonates in the current moment of reckoning with racial injustice in America.

Witness what promises to be the most moving exhibition of the year at the High Museum of Art this Friday, February 1st. General admission to the museum is 15 dollars. Children aged five and under may enjoy free admission. This exhibit closes to public view on February 3rd, so make plans to attend today!

We know you love your home at 1105 Town Brookhaven Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, February 1, 2019—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

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