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Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

Thanksgiving Weekend at the High November 23, 2011

Filed under: General — erinkdougherty @ 4:08 pm

Happy almost Thanksgiving! After the turkey eating dust settles, you may need to get out of the house for a little fresh air. Head to the High for our Thanksgiving weekend celebration. We have everything you’re looking for and more! Here are the top ten reasons you should hit up the High for some family fun this weekend:


#10 – We’re open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day after Thanksgiving. You’ll have plenty of time to fit us into your day (even if you want to hit the mall   before dawn).

#9 – Family activities start at noon and stay rocking until 5 p.m. on Friday.

#8 – We have extended hours on Saturday (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday we’ll be open our regular hours of Noon to 5 p.m.

#8 – Our version of Central Park will be set-up in the Atrium all day on the day after Thanksgiving. Challenge someone to a game of chess or grab a Modern Art game for some fun.

#7 – The Museum Shop will be open all weekend for you to purchase holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

#6 – You can explore our permanent collection and discover Picasso to Warhol.

#5 – Your kids can star in their own Warhol Screen Test on Friday. Maybe we have a future Warhol Superstar on our hands?

#4- Family tours will be happening throughout the weekend. Click here for times.

#3 – On Friday, the band Already Taken is performing live. They’re all under 16 years old and write their own songs. Pretty AWESOME!

#2 – Practice your active painting skills on Friday. We’re making a giant collaborative Jackson Pollock canvas.

#1 – If you can’t hang out with us on the day after Thanksgiving, you can come back on Saturday or Sunday. We have an art making workshop open for families 1 – 4 p.m. both days.

So, skip the extra piece of pie and come hang out with us at the High for the Day After Thanksgiving!

Happy turkey eating,



Guess what’s on the Piazza? November 16, 2011

Filed under: General,Photo slideshows — erinkdougherty @ 9:05 pm

We have a special guest visiting us on the Museum’s Piazza. Companion is a larger than life sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly more widely known as KAWS. It was installed yesterday and because it’s so large it had to be installed in pieces with a crane. The street behind the Museum was shut down and we got to see each body part of Companion fly through the sky. Check out some pictures below.


Come and meet Companion next time you’re at the Museum.


See you soon





This weekend November 11, 2011

Filed under: In Studio Projects — erinkdougherty @ 7:10 pm

It’s Second Sunday this weekend, which means art making and gallery exploring in the the Museum. Since Picasso to Warhol has officially opened, we’re focusing on two of the modern masters: Louise Bourgeois and Constantin Brancusi. You’ll have a chance to see their work in the galleries and then you’ll get to try some sculpting projects on your own in our workshops. Sounds like a pretty nice way to spend a Sunday if you ask me.

Mark your calendar to stop in between 1 and 4 p.m. We’ll see you there!


Stay tuned for exciting upcoming holiday plans!