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Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the High Museum of Art

October 31, 2016

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ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2016 ― The High invites Atlantans and their out-of-town guests to enjoy a full weekend of activities for all ages at the Museum after the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 25–27, 2016). Each day will feature special programming from 1 to 4 p.m., including art making and story times. Guests may also enjoy evening festivities on Friday, Nov. 25, and the annual Holidays at the High Artisans Market.

“The High is the perfect place for post-Thanksgiving fun with friends and family,” said Virginia Shearer, Eleanor McDonald Storza director of education at the High. “Our events and activities appeal to kids and adults alike, so there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!”

The schedule of events for Thanksgiving weekend includes:

Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 25

Museum open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Admission prices: $14.50 for ages 6 and above; FREE for ages 5 and under

1 to 4 p.m.

Get in the spirit of the season with art projects, story times in English and Spanish, and a family photobooth. We’ll also relax in the afternoon with yoga inspired by Eric Carle’s children’s book “From Head to Toe.”

5 to 8 p.m.

Crank up the festivities on Friday evening with live music, art making inspired by the work of celebrated Georgia self-taught artist Howard Finster, and drinks for purchase.

Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27

The Museum is open Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27, from noon to 5 p.m.; Admission prices: $14.50 for ages 6 and above; FREE for ages 5 and under

1 to 4 p.m.

Keep the holiday spirit all weekend! Bring the whole family for art making and storytime fun inspired by our permanent collection. On Sunday, Nov. 27, you may also enjoy a performance by the Atlanta Ballet Centre Youth Ensemble in the Hill Auditorium and food trucks on the Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza.

Holidays at the High Artisans Market

Friday, Nov. 25: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: Noon to 4 p.m.

Meet local artists and shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories and more. A full list of vendors is available online.

All activities are free with Museum admission. Admission is free to the Museum Shop and Artisans Market. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

NEW General Admission prices:
$14.50 – Ages 6 and above
FREE – Ages 5 and under

Holiday hours at the High:

  • Thursday Nov. 24: CLOSED
  • Friday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 27: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 25: CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec. 26: OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 29: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 1: CLOSED
  • Monday, Jan. 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; a substantial collection of historical and contemporary decorative arts and design; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. Through its education department, the High offers programs and experiences that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit

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Media contact:

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