Roof it over from 17th Street to the Grady curve. Make it a linear park. I've seen architectural renderings of it, and it would be GORGEOUS.
Has anyone noticed that all of the High supporters in this thread have the conviction to use their real names, while the complainers are all hiding behind pseudonyms?
Sorry, I'm with Shapiro. I think he could go even further, by clearing out all the crap on the third floor of the Wieland Pavilion and recycling it or sending it to a landfill. (Basic rule of art: if I can replicate it with a free afternoon and a Home Depot gift card, it ain't art.) If the High can't afford decent art to fill that space, they should rent it out for weddings and bar mitzvahs.
There are plenty of small venues around town to exhibit the "cutting edge, contemporary" art that this article seems to miss. The High is mostly vanilla because its donors and its patrons are mostly vanilla. If you don't like vanilla, no one is forcing you to visit or to contribute. If you want pistachio-strawberry with kiwifruit, go visit Beep Beep Gallery. The High Museum doesn't cater to you because it isn't *supposed* to cater to you.
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