Killer Mike appointed to Board of Atlanta High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is one of the 100 largest art museums in the world. The museum, which was founded in 1905, has 15,000 works across seven different fields, including African Art, American Art, decorative arts and design, European art, folk and self-taught art, modern and contemporary art, and photography. Recently, the museum appointed four new members to its 85 member board. Among the new appointments was Killer Mike of Run The Jewels. Mike stated that during his school years, he attended classes at the museum. He added, "I’m a product of the arts programming at the Atlanta public school system. I’m looking forward to seeing more people from my part of town, people who look like me, at the High. I think you will see the High Museum in a rap video very soon.”

Other members appointed are community activist Jean Hanges, Georgia-Pacific executive David Park, and Interscope Records VP Keinon Johnson. The museum's director, Rand Suffolk issued a statement: “We’re thrilled to add these community leaders to our board. Together they’ll bring extraordinary new perspectives, voices and talents to bear on our mission.”