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High Museum of Art Elevates Legacy of Nellie Mae Rowe

Nellie Mae Rowe Happy Days


Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, going on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from September 3 through January 9, 2022, is the first exhibition in more than 20 years to celebrate the work of Rowe, who displayed hundreds of drawings, handmade dolls, and found-object installations, in her home, known as “The Playhouse.”

The groundbreaking exhibition inaugurates the High’s partnership with the Art Bridges, founded in 2017 by Walmart heiress Alice Walton to support the creation of programs that expand access to American art in all regions across the nation, enabling the show to travel nationally into 2023.

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Published May 18, 2021

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Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900 - 1982) Happy Days (1981) crayon and pencil on paper, 18 inches x 24 inches