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News Room

Celebrate the Holidays at the High Museum of Art

November 10, 2016

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ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2016 ― ’Tis the season for holiday fun at the High Museum of Art. The Museum invites Atlantans and their out-of-town guests to enjoy a series of special events coming up in December, including themed First Friday, Second Sunday and Friday Jazz programs. The Museum will also offer extended holiday hours.

“This year our holiday happenings span the whole month of December and feature a variety of performances and activities that appeal to all ages,” said Virginia Shearer, Eleanor McDonald Storza director of education. “Whether you’re looking for a place to bring the whole family or just that special someone, there’s an option for you this season at the High.”

The schedule of upcoming events includes:

First Friday – Friday, Dec. 2,  6–9 p.m.

Second Sunday – Sunday, Dec. 11, Noon–5 p.m.; Programming, 1–4 p.m.

  • FREE Museum admission
  • Listen to beautiful music performed by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians in the Robinson Atrium.
  • Drop in for an Art of Giving Back workshop, where you will create a handmade coin collector to take home—perfect for stowing change to donate to your favorite organizations.
  • Enjoy ’Tis the Season story times.
  • See The Object Group’s Tiny Toy Theatre and hear their original poetry inspired by the High’s permanent collection.
  • Take the kiddos on Toddler Tours and Baby Steps Infant Tours.

Friday Jazz featuring Dwight Andrews – Friday, Dec. 16, 6–10 p.m.

  • December features the sounds of renowned saxophonist, composer and educator Dr. Dwight Andrews, who served as the music director for the Broadway productions of many August Wilson plays. A Detroit native, Andrews is an associate professor of music theory and African American music at Emory University and senior minister of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
  • Enjoy Drawing in the Galleries from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Visit the Museum Shop for Men’s Night, featuring a 25 percent discount on regularly priced items.

Winter Art Break – Monday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31; Programming, 1–4 p.m. daily

  • December’s family theme, ’Tis the Season, is all about giving back.
  • Drop in for an Art of Giving Back workshop, where you will create a handmade coin collector to take home—perfect for stowing change to donate to your favorite organizations.
  • Enjoy interactive story times with Mama Koku as she brings Eric Carle’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to life.

Book Drive – Dec. 1 through Dec. 31

  • December’s family theme, ’Tis the Season, is all about giving back. Give a child the gift of reading! Throughout December, the High is hosting a book drive to benefit metro Atlanta’s Sheltering Arms. Bring a new children’s book to donate (appropriate for ages from infants through 5 years), or pick up a book at the Museum Shop to donate.

All activities are free with Museum admission. Admission is FREE on Second Sundays (next Second Sunday is Dec. 11). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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

Holiday hours at the High:

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