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    Tel: 404-733-4585
    Fax: 404-733-4529

    Marci Tate Davis
    Manager of Public Relations
    Tel: 404-733-4585


    High Museum of Art to Present Inaugural Arts & Rec Program

    New event series continues High’s commitment to fostering arts programs for the greater Atlanta community. 

    ATLANTA, June 13, 2013 ― The High Museum of Art will launch Arts & Rec, a new Sunday program series, on June 30, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. This inaugural event will feature activities and education workshops for all ages related to the High’s exhibition “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.”

    Arts & Rec is designed to encourage visitors to engage with the High’s exhibitions in a more interactive way,” said Julie Delliquanti, head of public programs and community engagement at the High. “Our programming will include hands-on art-making workshops, special performances, music, food, expert talks and much more.”

    Featured activities for the June 30 event include:

    • Double dutch demonstrations with Atlanta-based jump rope experts, Sole Jumpers
    • Artists creating live still-life paintings
    • Dutch Masters-inspired photo booth
    • DJ spinning pop music from the Netherlands
    • Dutch-inspired food
    • Expert talks and tours
    • Canvas stretching and painting workshops

    This new Sunday series for all ages will continue into 2014 with events scheduled for Oct. 13, 2013, Nov. 29, 2013 and Feb. 9, 2014. (Note: The Friday, Nov. 29 event is a special date for the Thanksgiving holiday.) All activities are free with with Museum admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.high.org.

    High Museum of Art
    The High is the leading art museum in the southeastern U.S. With more than 13,000 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 first major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. For more information about the High, visit 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.

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    Media contact:

    Marci Tate
    High Museum of Art
    Tel: 404-733-4585 | Fax: 404-733-4529
    E-mail: marci.tate@woodruffcenter.org

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