What American museum paid $6.9 million to exhibit artwork on loan from the Louvre from 2006-2009?
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art (colloquially the High), located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States.
Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city’s arts district, the High is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center. In 2010 it had 509,000 visitors, 95th among world art museums.
An Auguste Rodin sculpture piece called The Shade, donated to the High by the French government in memory of victims of a plane crash during a museum-sponsored trip in Paris, France.
The High places special emphasis on supporting and collecting works by Southern self-taught artists, such as Howard Finster, and includes a contextual installation of sculpture and paintings from his Paradise Gardens. The museum includes a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of self-taught art, a distinction unique among North American museums.