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Family Programs at the High Museum of Art

Art-Making Workshop August 16-17 August 13, 2014

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Join us this weekend for more fun-filled afternoons of art-making. Our focus piece can be found in Gallery 102. It looks like a big wrinkled cloth from far away, but as you get closer you might be surprised by the material! Take a good look, and then make your way outside to Mi Casa, Your Casa to make necklaces inspired by this piece. 

Art Work

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? We’ll be here– Same place, same time.

Family Art-making Workshops

Saturdays and Sundays

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Sifly Piazza

(Through the beginning of November)


Opening Weekend: Mi Casa, Your Casa July 9, 2014

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Hola muchachos! We have a very exciting month ahead of us.  Dream Cars has settled in for the summer, we have two new exhibitions in the Ann Cox Chambers Gallery, a newly-hung exhibition on the Lower Level, and a very special move-in date on the calendar. What is moving in, you ask? The thirty-six red houses that will make up our ambitious new Sifly Piazza installation Mi Casa, Your Casa! Our friends Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena are two leading contemporary designers in Mexico and the masterminds behind our red houses. Their 3-D open frames serve as an invitation to you and yours to come over and play!  We have months of planning lined up that will knock your socks off.

Everything kicks off with our opening fiesta on the weekend of July 18th. Family fun starts early on Saturday morning with two outdoor yoga classes right in the houses! There will be performances, art-making, outdoor games, and music!

Needless to say, this is going to be one weekend to remember.  And the best part is that the fun doesn’t stop!  We have art-making workshops and super cool activities planned throughout the summer and beyond. If summer vacation has your family going stir-crazy, bring them over to our houses! After all, Mi Casa is Your Casa.

The red houses have arrived and we are working together as a Woodruff Arts Center community to assemble them. Swing by to see our progress! For more information and specifics about the installation and our opening weekend celebration visit http://www.high.org/en/Programs/Programs/Events/2014-Events/Piazza-Programs/Sifly-Piazza-Programming.aspx


Happenings at the High May 9, 2014

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The cowboys of Go West! have officially saddled up their horses and ridden off into the sunset. We might be in between special exhibitions right now, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun things happening in the meantime!  As we wait expectantly for Dream Cars to roll in (May 21st!), our trusty family programs have been keeping us busy.

Every week toddlers and parents join us for creativity and learning at Toddler Thursday. We have a great lineup of projects on the docket as we finish up our Alphabet series and look forward to our next adventure—working our way through different art mediums.  From 11:00-3:00pm every Thursday you can drop-in with your little one(s) to create art, hear a story, and look at art in the galleries.

Do you have plans for Mother’s Day yet?  Take a family outing to the High, where mothers are queens for the day! Start off your day of fun with a tour of the collection.  A family-focused tour will begin at 2:00 pm in the Greene Family Learning Gallery.  You and your family will get a chance to wander through the galleries with one of our wonderful docents.  They really know their stuff! Swing by the Stent Atrium, where kids can create a sweet gift for their moms.


New Year, New Program January 31, 2013

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Hello Families,

Happy 2013! In order to welcome the new year and our fabulous new exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting (opening February 14th) we’ve also decided to interact with families in an all new way. We are starting a new program called Domingos de Aventuras en Arte (Sunday Art Adventures).  Every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. you and your children can find artistic inspiration as you learn about these iconic artists. Join our bilingual College Family Tour Guides for a fun-filled family adventure in Spanish or English. After you explore the personal and political ideas behind Diego’s murals and paintings and Frida’s dreamscapes and self-portraits, visit the Greene Family Education Center to try your hand at creating your own art.

We kick-off this program on Sunday, February 17th. Stay tuned to meet our College Family Guides (the dynamic bilingual students who will be giving the tours). I’ll be introducing them to you next week.

Adios for now!



Celebrate Mom at the High! May 8, 2012

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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13 and we have the perfect thing to help you celebrate with your mom. Stop by our Second Sunday Funday and make some artwork together!

Our art workshops will be rocking and rolling between 1 and 4 p.m. You can help mom design a street art tote bag or her very own magnetic graffiti tag all inspired by the KAWS: DOWN TIME exhibition. Don’t forget to check out The Art of Golf  before you go to our third workshop. You can make a bouquet that won’t ever wilt. Put together a colorful golf-tee arrangement just for mom.

As an added bonus, stop by the High Shop to meet author Don Tate and illustrator R. Gregory Christie. They collaborated on the children’s book, It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw. They’ll be doing a special reading as well as signing copies of this fabulous book.


Don’t fret on how to honor your mother this weekend. Just swing by the High on Sunday and let us help you out!


See ya Sunday,





Family Day Fun March 15, 2012

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Hello Blog Friends,

Last week at the High we celebrated families during Family Day: Modern People. It was a blast! We looked at, heard about, danced around, and made art. Everything was inspired by the people in the artwork of Picasso to Warhol.  It was so interesting to see how families interpreted the modern art that they saw in the galleries. I was inspired to look at the exhibition in new ways. Here are some photos from the day. They may inspire you to come to the High and look at Picasso to Warhol in a new light.

See you modern people soon,


Check out The Lucky Penny performing on a Mondrian-inspired grid in the Atrium.



After The Lucky Penny performance, kids got to show off their own moves in a modern dance workshop.














Here is a young artist in front of his art studio drawing in one of our workshops. This in studio portrait idea was inspired by Brancusi photos in the exhibition.



Atlanta Progressive Preschool has been studying all of the artists in the exhibition throughout the school year. They showed off their own moderninterpretations in one of our workshops.


Second Sunday Funday February 9, 2012

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Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this weekend? Stop by the High on Sunday anytime between 1 and 4 p.m. for our Second Sunday Funday program. We’ll be exploring how Giorgio de Chirico and Fernand Léger used shadow and machines in new and interesting ways. Try your hand at shadow puppets and work to make a mechanically inspired character.


As a bonus, check out our new exhibition The Art of Golf. Once you get some fore-tastic inspiration, head to the workshops to make art that takes a cue from the sand trap.


See you Sunday!