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News: Doug Shipman to replace Virginia Hepner as CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center

Doug Shipman has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center, effective July 18, 2017. He succeeds Virginia Hepner, who is retiring from the position after five very successful years leading the nation’s third largest arts center, home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art....

News: Joe Bankoff has been named the new chair of the Fulton County Arts Council

Joe Bankoff has been announced as the new chair of the Fulton County Arts Council. Bankoff served as the CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center for nearly 6 years before retiring from the position in 2012. From there he moved on to join Georgia Institute of Technology as the Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Prior to that Bankoff spent 32 years as a senior partner at King & Spalding....

News: Mayor Reed pledges $1 million to Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced another major investment in Atlanta’s arts community today. The City of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign, one of the most ambitious fundraising initiatives in the history of Atlanta’s largest arts organization. The Campaign raised $110 million total, surpassing its original goal of $100 million when it launched in April 2015. The Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art. The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to finalize the donation to the Woodruff Arts Center....

News Briefs: Woodruff Arts Center breaks fund-raising record and High Museum plans Ronald Lockett exhibition

The High Museum of art has announced Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett. October 9 through January 8, 2017. The exhibition will be the first comprehensive collection of work by Lockett (American, 1965 – 1998), who produced nearly 400 artworks before his death at 32. He’s revered for bridging the gap between self-taught and mainstream contemporary American artists....