Killer Mike, the High Museum’s Newest Board Member, on How He Wants to Make Art More Accessible to the Working Class

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Killer Mike. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images.

“I’m a product of the High Museum. I’m a product of Atlanta. I’m a product of the Atlanta public school system. The Atlanta public school system and the High, in my day, were partnered; we took field trips there, and to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. The arts movement in Atlanta used to be more closely aligned with the working-class and middle-class kids in public schools, so I would like to reactivate that.”

-Killer Mike

This new Board trustee describes his own artistic journey, his insights on connections and intersections with the art world and hip hop music, his personal art collection, and his hopes for the future of the High Museum.

Killer Mike is a busy man these days. The 43-year-old rapper is a committed activist and father of four. And now, he is also the newest member appointed to the board of Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

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