Longtime Atlanta philanthropists Doris and Shouky Shaheen gifted the High Museum of Art with 24 impressionist, postimpressionist and modernist paintings this past summer. On Friday, November 22, the collection opens to the public. It focuses on French art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with work by Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Amedeo Modigliani and Henri Matisse. The museum is open 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and noon–5 p.m. Sunday.
Fine Lines: American Works on Paper celebrates another recent gift to the High Museum — 50 late-19th-century drawings from Atlanta collector Paul Stein on view at the High for the first time. The show also features watercolors on loan from Stein. Together, the works highlight the diversity of makers (women and men, famous and obscure) and the range of uses (from casual to formal) associated with works on paper in 19th-century America.