Congratulations to the High Museum and Curator Brett Abbott!
"Longtime museum supporters Donald and Marilyn Keough, who helped fund its 2005 expansion among other things, have promised $2 million for the endowment of a permanent photography curator. Atlanta-based photographer and collector Lucinda W. Bunnen, who has donated many works to the museum, has pledged an unspecified amount that will go to the establishment of a photography gallery within the High’s permanent collection display. Another Atlanta-based artist and owner of Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Paul Hagedorn, has given $500,000 for photography acquisitions. Another $400,000 gifted by the Yellowlees Family will be used for for acquisitions of Southern photography, in particular the work of Harry Callahan and Peter Sekaer. “To have so many leaders in our community come together simultaneously to support the important work that we’ve been doing is immensely gratifying,” Brett Abbott, the Keough Family curator of photography, said in a release. “Their generous contributions ensure the long-term fiscal health and growth of the photography collection and that the High will continue to be a leader in the field. I’m excited by the opportunities these gifts present to take our collection to new heights and to expand our holdings in key areas, especially related to the work of Southern photographers."