High Museum of Art in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Self-taught artist gets first comprehensive exhibit in two decades

nellie mae rowe at the high museum of art

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nellie Mae Rowe, the visionary artist, born on a farm in Fayetteville on July 4, 1900, will be celebrated this fall in a major show at the High Museum of Art, called “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe.”

The show will include about 60 pieces by Rowe, including works on paper, sculptures and dolls, along with photos of her work and life by Lucinda Bunnen, Melinda Blauvelt and others.

Support from the Art Bridges Foundation will allow the exhibit to travel to other museums through 2023.

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Published May 18, 2021