By: KASSANDRA THOMAS
(Gainesville, Ga.) After multiple attempts to reschedule the opening reception of the Brenau Student Exhibition at the High Museum of Art, the reception was finally held on February 16.
Two weeks of snow days prevented the original schedule.
The extended exhibit, which features student artwork, is “one component of the affiliate relationship” between the High Museum and Brenau University according to a High Museum press release.
Being a student with three pieces in the showcase, I had high expectations of the display when attending the opening reception. The High Museum is prestigious museum known worldwide. It made sense that I expected a professional display and atmosphere.
I was not disappointed. As I had hoped, all pieces were professionally displayed and grouped by type. The welcome table in the main lobby and directions to the exhibit were easy to find. A sign with a description of the purpose of the exhibit was prominently displayed as well. Descriptions of each piece and artist were shown and the lighting was exceptional.
My only negative comment would be that the area was somewhat disconnected from the main part of the museum. Without the special event signs that were there for the reception, it may have been hard to find for the general public to view.
Regardless, having my university’s talents, including my own, showcased at the High Museum of Art is a tremendous honor that I will never forget. Only so many people can say the same!
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