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If You Have Not Yet Heard of Tommie Smith, This Exhibit Will Change That

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!

Chastain Heights Apartments, providing the perfect balance of comfortable and convenient apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, is helping spread the word about this special event happening in our community! We believe it’s in your best interest to attend with family and friends!

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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