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I wanted to treat my eyes to something special.

Between classes, my internship, and my own personal leisure time, I’ve spent countless hours staring at screens this semester. I also hadn’t left the Emory bubble for anything except work since Winter Break. So with a rare free afternoon, I decided to finally put my membership to the High Museum to good use.

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I love all of the natural light that fills the space. I also love that it is an enormous building.

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Four floors with countless wings and alcoves, all filled with incredible art. My journey to the top was filled with beautiful marble pieces.

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Cleopatra, one of my favorites

 

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I love the attention to detail in this one, down to the sockless foot.

I took my time in the American art galleries, listening to music at first but then decided to enjoy the comfortable silence.

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You seem to travel through time as you make your way up to the top, with brighter pops of color and more contemporary shapes and mediums lining the way.

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Another personal favorite, especially the pops of color!

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It me!

I fell in love with several pieces on the top floor, and most of them were in one particular gallery.

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Tiniest doors I’ve seen in a while. They come up to my waist. I wonder if they go to a magical realm or something.

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I would love to have this in print form…

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I didn’t get a good shot of the infamous Anish Kapoor piece, a giant stainless steel concave dish, but I was able to get a close shot…

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The visual effects had my head spinning for a minute. I absolutely love this piece and I promise to get a good picture of the whole thing when I go back!

Some of the pieces made me laugh.

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I love the title of this one. Three Ways to Send a Message: Telephone, Telegram, Tell a Woman

Some made me think.

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But all of them made me smile.

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I just sat there for a while, taking it all in. The longer I stayed and the more I saw, the better I felt. With my batteries recharged, I set out to leave and a mannequin caught my eye. Encouraged by a strong, cold wind, I headed into another section of the museum.

And fell in love.

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Iris Van Herpen has an exhibit with some of the most stunning pieces I’ve ever seen.

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This looks like it might be uncomfortable and definitely not my size, but I would love to wear it.

The line was full of cool textures and intricate details, down to the birds in this dress…

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Surreal

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I walked through all three floors, quietly fangirling, and finally dragged myself back into the cold. “I could definitely live here.” I thought. Chances are the High Museum isn’t renting out residential space anytime soon, but maybe I should inquire about this little cottage on the outskirts?

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All in all, it was a great way to spend Galentine’s Day.

Ash

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