Edmondson, a self-taught, Nashville-born Black artist broke barriers with his visionary limestone carvings.

William Edmondson sits and smiles, looking wistfully up to the left, with one of his limestone sculpted angels behind him.
Louise Dahl-Wolf, William Edmondson, c. 1933–1936. Edmondson became the subject of Nashville-based photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe, who sent her photographs to friends at MoMA, leading to his 1937 exhibition.

In October of 1937, William Edmondson made history becoming the first African American artist to have a solo exhibition at MoMA, which featured a dozen limestone carvings he had begun making after a visionary experience in the…

With more than one hundred artworks by legendary artists Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, this exhibition is sure to be a popular one.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso painting of a reclining nude on a couch by a window and houseplant.
Pablo Picasso, Reclining Nude (Nu couche), 1932, oil on canvas, Musée nationale Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso Acceptance in Lieu, 1979. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

From sold-out galleries in San Francisco to overwhelming demand in Atlanta, Calder-Picasso is here at the High…

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