Highly Hands-On

Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

It’s almost 2011 . . . December 31, 2010

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Have you checked out our Hands-on for the Holidays activity yet? If not, have no fear—you still have today and January 2 to make a project (the Museum is closed January 1). Drop in any time between 1 and 4 p.m. to enjoy our hands-on art-making activities.  

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’Tis the Season December 23, 2010

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Our holiday tradition here at the High, involves families making art together. We like to call it Hands-on for the Holidays. Workshops will be open 1 – 4 p.m. starting on December 26 and running through January 2 (the Museum will be closed on January 1). Stop in to make a Dali inspired dreamy cuff that you can take home with you or give as a gift.  

Make the High your holiday destination!


What’s your job at the High? December 17, 2010

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Today we’re talking to Earl Adams a wonderful and enthusiastic member and guest representative here at the High. When you come to the Museum, Earl might be one of the first people you see. Be sure to say hello next time you come to the High.

Q: How long have you worked at the High?

A: 1 year.

Q: What is it that you do at the Museum?

A: I am a member and guest representative and I also steward special events held here at the museum.

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: I definitely enjoy interacting with my co-workers, I work with a great group of people who keep the job exciting. I enjoy special events because it’s like working behind the scenes of a huge party every time and you see all of the work and energy put into making them spectacular. On busy Museum days such as Target Family Day, Friday Night Jazz, and Fulton County days working in membership can be very exciting, the fast pace and all the activity going on.

Q: What is your favorite work of art in the permanent collection and why?

A: The Kehinde Wiley “Thiogo Gliveira do Rosario Rozendo” from the series The World Stage Brazil in 2009. I am fond of this piece because when I visit museums people of color are not clearly represented. When I see this piece I see myself. I’m also a big fan of his work.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working at the Museum?

A: I founded We Care Academy which is a nonprofit organization created to help students with their academics, mentorships, and family assistance programs. Working at the High Museum and for We Care keeps me pretty busy. I like working it gives me something to do and keeps me active.


Local and Crafty December 10, 2010

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December’s Second Sunday Funday is a celebration of local artists. We are having crafter extraordinaire, Shannon Mulkey along with a few other artsy friends here to teach you some new projects. Drop by the High to enjoy music by Jack Schneider, to expand your art expertise, and of course to visit Dalí. The fun will go on from 1 to 4 p.m. on December 12.

We’ll be here. Will you?



Turkey Coma Cure December 3, 2010

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Here at the High we got rid of our turkey coma by making art, flamenco dancing, and of course hanging out with Dalí. Check out the photos below to see all the fun. If you missed out, have no fear! Stay tuned for more upcoming  family fun.

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