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Toddler Thursdays
Event Details
Every Thursday
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Price
Free with Museum Admission
Location
High Museum of Art

Toddler Thursdays occur every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These activities are FREE with Museum Admission. Explore a new theme each month, with related artworks, art projects, stories, and tours.

Toddler Thursday hours have been extended! New program times: 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. The art-making workshop will close for lunch and a short catnap from 1 to 1:30 p.m.


September: Family Trees

What are your family’s origins? How do you connect the relationships among your ancestors? Trace the roots of the permanent collection as we explore images of family and nature.

September 7
Featured Artwork
Edward Mitchell Bannister, American, 1828–1901
Apple Trees in a Meadow, ca. 1890
Oil on canvas
Purchase with funds from the Jean and Glenn Verrill Foundation and the American Art Acquisition Fund
2009.30

Art Project
Apple Prints: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Purple Workshop, Greene Family Education Center, Lower Level, Stent Family Wing

Story
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Reading Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in Gallery #307, Stent Family Wing, Third Level


September 14
Featured Artwork
Magdalene Odundo
Royal Staffordshire Tableware, 2002
China with hand-printed silkscreen transfers
Courtesy of the artist

Art Project
Family Portrait Plate: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Purple Workshop, Greene Family Education Center, Lower Level, Stent Family Wing

Toddler Tour
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers, offered on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Tour Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Meet by the elevator, Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Second Level


September 21
Featured Artwork
Raymond Coins, American, 1904–1998
Dog, ca. 1988
Wood
Free-standing wood sculpture of a dog
Marshall Hahn Collection
1996.166

Art Project
A Family Pet: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Purple Workshop, Greene Family Education Center, Lower Level, Stent Family Wing

Story
We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow
Reading Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Meet by Skyway Level elevators in Anne Cox Chambers Wing

Sneak peek of the upcoming Theatre for the Very Young production, Beautiful Blackbird
12:30 p.m.
Location: Robinson Atrium
Inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within. Adapted from a Zambian folk tale, this story traces Blackbird’s courageous journey to share his truth that “color on the outside is not what’s on the inside.”  Featuring an original jazzy score and creative movement, Beautiful Blackbird brings Ashley Bryan’s inspired artwork to life in visceral and moving ways.


September 28
Featured Artwork
Magdalene Odundo
Kigango (Kigango Series), 2002
Burnished and oxidized terracotta
Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art

Art Project
Build a Family Vessel: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Location: Purple Workshop, Greene Family Education Center, Lower Level, Stent Family Wing

Toddler Tour
Join us for an interactive gallery tour designed just for toddlers and their caregivers, offered on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Tour Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Meet by the elevators, Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Second Level

Sneak peek of the upcoming Theatre for the Very Young production, Beautiful Blackbird
12:30 p.m.
Location: Robinson Atrium
Inspired by the award-winning Ashley Bryan picture book, this rhythmic play explores the universal idea that true beauty is found within. Adapted from a Zambian folk tale, this story traces Blackbird’s courageous journey to share his truth that “color on the outside is not what’s on the inside.”  Featuring an original jazzy score and creative movement, Beautiful Blackbird brings Ashley Bryan’s inspired artwork to life in visceral and moving ways.


Family Fun at the Woodruff Arts Center is sponsored by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, which is part of the family of foundations that also includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation. The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation is an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts, and culture.