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Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

Is that a Car in the Museum? March 26, 2010

Filed under: General — hmablogmaster @ 1:02 pm

Cars have invaded the High! The Allure of the Automobile has opened after much anticipation. 18 of the coolest cars in the world await you in our galleries.

Here in Family Programs, we can’t wait for you to enjoy all of the creative, crafty, and car-rific activities we have on the roster for our family audience. Buckle your seatbelts because it’s going to be a wild and crazy time. Below are some fun facts to get your engines revved up for The Allure of the Automobile:

  • The Museum used its freight elevator to get all of the cars into the galleries. There  is one model that was too big and had to have its bumper removed to fit. Which car do you think it was?
  • The 1937 Bugatti’s steering wheel is on the right-hand side so that the car could drive on the left side of the road.
  • Two cars in the exhibition were made especially for movie stars.
  • The 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow is one of only three models that still exists today.
  • The 1953 Porsche 550 was used as a racing car. You can see its numbers when you visit it in the exhibition.

I know what you’re thinking: “Erin, we want more fun facts!” Well, that’s all I can share for now. I can’t give away the entire exhibition—you have to come in and see it for yourself! We have great programs coming up for you to enjoy along with these amazing automobiles.

Please save the dates for these upcoming automobile-related family programs:

  • Studio Spring Break, April 6–10, from 1–4 p.m. each day in the Greene Family Education Center.
  • Can’t make it to the Museum any of those days? Don’t worry! On April 11 we will be having our biannual Family Day from 12 noon–5 p.m.

Check back here for more details next week. Until then, may you dream of race cars and revving engines—I know we will be!

Vroom vroom,


P.S.—Attention all adults! We have a great lineup of lectures in April starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. General Motors’ top designer, Edward T. Welburn, will share highlights from 50 years of GM’s automotive design history, including new directions in design under his leadership such as the award-winning Chevy Volt, the world’s first extended-range electric vehicle. Mr. Welburn is only the sixth design leader in GM history.

This program is free and seating is limited. Seat reservations are required. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.


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