162.1934In November 2005 the High Museum opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano which more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the expansion, the museum will offer five free hours this Friday, Nov 12, from 5 to 10 p.m.  The celebration will also include free cupcakes for the first 500 visitors, 25 percent off memberships, and 5 percent off purchases in the Museum Shop, which will feature Dalí-inspired jewelry. The entire museum will be open for the free five-hour celebration.

Visitors to “Dalí: The Late Work” will see Dali’s most famous painting: “Persistence of Memory” from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, as well as 115 other works, including 40 paintings and a related group of drawings, prints and other Dalí ephemera.

No advance reservations. Timed tickets for Dalí will be distributed upon arrival, with the last ticket issued at 9:30 p.m.  For more information about this and other offerings from the High Museum, visit their website.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.