9.29.22 - 10.2.22




THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

PRESENTS


Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place

Docent-led Tours


Sunday, October 2
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309



Atlanta Art Week Hours
Thursday    10 AM - 5 PM
Friday          10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday     10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday       12 PM - 5 PM

Courtesy of the High Museum of Art

Join us for a tour of Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place


It is the first exhibition in over a decade to survey Burks’s workshop-based design practice, presenting several key projects from the last ten years. 

As an African American designer, Burks has forged a unique path by embracing the challenge to advocate for hand production as a strategy for innovation within industrial production.



Tickets to visit required to visit the exhibition and can be purchased here.


About the Museum

Broom Thing Ambient Object, 2020, dyed broomcorn and sugar maple wood, designed by Stephen Burks

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 18,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from prehistory through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit www.high.org.

About the Artist


In the wake of several global crises, designers have responded by redefining our relationship to our homes, including interrogating the modernist trope of better living through design. Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place explores ideas concerning domesticity—namely asking how we can design our interiors to enable joyful living while empowering creativity. It is the first exhibition in over a decade to survey Burks’s workshop-based design practice, presenting several key projects from the last ten years. These industrial design and craft-centered projects will be seen in conversation with Shelter in Place, a new speculative project that will explore the visionary possibilities of design.

As an African American designer, Burks has forged a unique path by embracing the challenge to advocate for hand production as a strategy for innovation within industrial production. Shelter in Place will also demonstrate Burks’s holistic approach across the disciplines of art, architecture, and design that underscores principles of synthesizing craft, community, and industry.



Photos Courtesy of the High Museum of Art