Committed to Craft: Martha and Pat Connell
July 26, 2014–January 4, 2015
A craft installation celebrating acquisitions to the High Museum of Art’s collection facilitated by collectors Martha and Pat Connell recently opened on the Wieland Skyway. The Connells have a long, respected history in the Atlanta craft community and beyond. Between 1985 and 2003, their Great American Gallery (later named the Connell Gallery) championed some of the nation’s great craft makers, including Ed Moulthrop, Earl Pardon, Rude Osolnik, Dale Chihuly, David Ellsworth, Bruce Mitchell, Sam Maloof, and Wini McQueen.
The Connells’ cultivated eye for fine craft in a multitude of media has facilitated more than fifty acquisitions to the High Museum of Art since the early 1980s. The High is proud to honor their long support of the institution with a selection of acquisitions made through their contributions, on view in Gallery 415. The Postwar World gallery on the Stent Skyway level also features an Ed Moulthrop acquisition made possible by the Connells.