Summer at the High Museum of Art features Special Family Programming
ATLANTA, June 5, 2009
– This summer, the High Museum of Art will present an array of new and ongoing educational family programming to coincide with the special exhibitions “Monet Water Lilies,” “Richard Misrach: On the Beach” and “Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Masterpiece.” In addition to popular educational activities such as Toddler Thursdays, new educational activities will include special exhibition-driven art-making activities and a popular family film.
To coincide with “Monet Water Lilies,” art-making activities will be offered that focus on experimenting with painting techniques to mimic Monet’s style. A family film, “Linnea in Monet’s Garden,” winner of the Best Animated Film award from the New England Children’s Film Festival, will be shown on Fridays and Saturdays at 1 and 3 p.m. All educational programming is free with Museum admission and free to members. No registration is required.
Toddler Thursdays: Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Greene Family Education Center
Parents and their children ages 2 to 4 are encouraged to look at works of art within the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collections to create a masterpiece to take home.
Family Art-Making Workshops: Flower Power: Fridays and Saturdays, June 1–August 29, 1 to 4 p.m.
Greene Family Education Center, Workshop 2.
Art-making activities will include Plein Air Landscape Painting and Watercolor Collages.
Family Film: “Linnea in Monet’s Garden,” Fridays and Saturdays, June 12–July 27 (except July 4), 1 and 3 p.m. Greene Family Education Center, Lecture Room
Second Sunday Fundays: June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13; 1 to 4 p.m.
Activities will include painting, drawing, storytelling and music with themes to include Islamic Art and Culture; Happy Bastille Day, Claude Monet; Discovering Flora and Fauna in Monet’s Garden and Masterpieces on the Move: Bon Voyage, “Louvre Atlanta!”
Weekend Family Tour: Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Meet in the Greene Family Learning Gallery. Explore the High as a family on this interactive guided adventure through the galleries.
Greene Family Learning Gallery: Ongoing
The Greene Family Learning Gallery comprises five hands-on activity areas: Building Buildings, Transforming Treasure, Making a Mark, Sculpting Spaces and Telling Stories. These discovery activity areas are inspired by some of the most popular objects in the Museum’s collection.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. The High’s Media Arts department produces acclaimed annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic cinema. In November 2005 the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the Museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta. For more information about the High, please visit www.high.org
The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more about the Woodruff Arts Center, please visit www.woodruffcenter.org