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Famous golf painting coming from Scotland to America

Jay Busbee
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Check that painting there. Seen it before? Maybe above the bar at your local 19th hole? It's called "The Golfers," it's an 1847 painting of the Old Course at St. Andrews by Charles Lee, and it's been in Scotland for its entire history.

Until now. Now it's heading stateside, to Atlanta's High Museum, for a limited engagement as part of a larger golf-in-art exhibition. Other displays will include a Norman Rockwell golf painting, Charles Schulz sketches of Charlie Brown and Snoopy playing golf, and an Andy Warhol portrait of Jack Nicklaus. There'll also be 19th-century golf balls and clubs, and a full multimedia exhibit on Bobby Jones. Good stuff all around.

"The Art of Golf" will run at the High Museum from Feb. 5 to June 3, 2012. So, you know, a good detour during the Masters. Check it out; it'll count as culture.

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