The HIGH Museum of Art announced today they will be opening a special exhibit to honor the memory of Thornton Dial, Sr., who passed away at the end of last month. The special exhibit, Green Pastures: In Memory of Thornton Dial Sr., will be comprised of nine of Dial’s drawings that the museum has amassed over the past 20 years. The artist also has work in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Green Pastures: In Memory of Thornton Dial, Sr. will be on view February 13, 2016 – May 1, 2016.
AIA Atlanta, the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has announced David Southerland as its new executive director. Southerland also serves as the executive director of AIA Georgia. His experience in nonprofit management, transportation and design will help inform the organization’s aim to foster public awareness, increase political advocacy and develop future leadership.
“Architects are one of the few professions trained to see and leverage how issues, topics and systems work together. I hope I can help members utilize their special perspectives to raise the status of the profession, and to bring their skills to bear in improving broader community design and function across the state,” says Southerland. AIA Atlanta currently has 1,700 members within metro Atlanta.