Highly Hands-On

Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

August 7, 2012

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Hello Families,

Highly Hands-on is back from a small hiatus this summer. You may think that I took a vacation, however it was quite the opposite. The Museum had so many programs going on that I had a tough time finding a moment to write. However, here I am to share what I did on my summer “vacation” and to give you a little preview of what the fall is going to offer.

The Museum welcomed over 4,000 kids during our camp program this summer. Visiting groups were able to go on a safari looking for animals in our permanent collection and then make a bird mask in an art workshop. Here are a couple of examples of finished products:

Bird masks made after an art safari.

















Other groups chose to tour our summer special exhibition, Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals from Talladega College. These murals haven’t left the College since they were installed by Woodruff. We are lucky to have them here for the summer and the camps who got to check these out really loved them. In the workshops they made mini murals that told stories about their communities. Here’s a glimpse of kids in the gallleries and what was made in the workshops:




Rising Up is on display through September 2. Be sure to stop by and see it before it travels to its next venue.



As you can see, we had a really great summer, however the fall is going to be pretty spectacular too. We are excited to welcome our second major exhibition from the Museum of Modern Art in New York titled Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913>>2013. It’s going to be a great way to explore many important modern artists in our very own galleires.


Stay tuned for more fall fun updates to come!




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

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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





Enjoying the End of Summer August 4, 2011

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It always seems that the summer flies by. Alas, it’s time to start preparing for kids to pack up their backpacks and get onto the school bus. We had a fantastic summer at the High that focused on Radcliffe Bailey’s exhibition Memory as Medicine. Below are a few highlights from our summer. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, there’s still time. The exhibition closes September 11.

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Peeps! April 22, 2011

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What have we been up to? March 23, 2011

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March has been a busy and fun month filled with photography, families, and spring! Check out some images from the month and please stay tuned for more family fun in April!

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Busy, busy, busy January 15, 2011

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I don’t know about you, but we have been busy with holiday crafts, Dali farewell celebrations, and pretty much just general artsy fun around here. Please enjoy these photos that sum up everything we’ve been up to:

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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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