Friday, July 8, 2011

ATLANTApix: Robert W. Woodruff

Robert W. Woodruff
Robert W. Woodruff
Atlanta would likely not have the incredible arts culture it does today were it not for very generous gifts from Robert W. Woodruff, a leader of Coca-Cola from 1923 until his passing in 1985. He contributed $4 million (c.1962) to help establish the Woodruff Arts Center and $7.5 million (1979) to help build the signature white High Museum of Art building.

The Woodruff Foundation, part of his legacy, supports the arts in Atlanta and Georgia, as well as charitable, scientific, and educational activities.

This statue of Robert W. Woodruff (photo) stands on the south end of the grounds of the Woodruff Arts Center, home to Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art, Young Audiences, 14th Street Playhouse, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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