Reception for Brenau Student Work at the High Museum Rescheduled

The reception for the special exhibition of about 85 works from Brenau University students at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the education center, which is located on the lower level of the Stent Family Wing at the museum. Though the work originally was to be displayed through Friday, Feb. 14, the High has made a special exception for Brenau due to the severe winter weather.
Please circulate the information as soon as possible that Brenau students who wish to attend may request a free ticket for admission. Contact Sally Conn at ude.uanerb@nnocs or at 770-534-6240 for details. Students whose work is in the exhibited gain free entrance and two free tickets for use by family and friends. If you made a reservation for the prior date, you must sign up again as that reservation will not transfer. You will pick up your tickets at the High welcome desk.

f enough interest is shown, the art party bus for students, friends and faculty will still be a go. The bus will shuttle riders from the Gainesville campus, to the museum and back to campus. Departure and arrival times will be announced shortly, if enough interest is shown. The ride is free, but you must notify Sally Conn. If there is not enough interest shown in the bus, we’ll encourage people to carpool to Atlanta. 

The exhibition and reception are open to the public with normal admission tickets to the museum. A full price adult ticket to the museum is $19.50 and student tickets are $16.50 with a valid student ID. However, because of the university’s relationship with the High, students are always admitted free by presenting a valid Brenau ID. Faculty and staff with valid Brenau ID are admitted for $5. 

Part of the Gainesville-based university’s unique academic partnership with the High, the exhibition in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center includes digital prints, ceramics, oil and acrylic paintings, stoneware and mixed media.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to exhibit their work at an internationally known museum of art,” said Brenau’s Department of Interior Design Chair Lynn M. Jones.

Mary Beth Looney, Brenau’s Department Chair and Professor of Art and Design, shares the same enthusiasm about the exhibition. “This is the first time we [Brenau] are doing this, and we are very excited about it.”

Student works have been selected based on the fall juried design exhibition and award winning work from past Brenau Collaboratives and the MID/MFA Portfolio Exhibitions. Selected works were chosen by faculty and some were award winners from the juried exhibition in the fall. This is an interdisciplinary exhibition including works for Brenau students studying art and design, interior design, mass communication, theatre and liberal arts, but students studying other majors have works in the exhibit as well.