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Make Museum Memories With Holiday Fun at The High

November 3, 2017

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ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2017 –The High Museum of Art invites Atlantans and their out-of-town guests to spend their holidays at the Museum and enjoy a special series of family-friendly programs sprinkling the season with cheer. The events include First Fridays, Friday Jazz, Second Sundays, Winter Art Break and Day After Thanksgiving activities running from November 24 through December 30.

“This year’s holiday programming includes exciting and engaging performances and activities designed to help families get creative and make incredible memories at the Museum,” said Virginia Shearer, the High’s Eleanor McDonald Storza director of education.

The schedule of upcoming events includes:

Day After Thanksgiving – Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; programming from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Enjoy energetic, educational and interactive dance performances by West African dance, percussion and vocal ensemble Giwayen Mata.
  • Engage in art-making workshops while exploring works in our permanent collection centered on the theme Around the World in Thirty Days.
  • Visit the exhibition “Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan” and enjoy story times based on Bryan’s children’s books and poems.
  • Snap a picture at our Around the World photobooth.

Museum Shop Events

Holiday Artisans Market – Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Shop for handmade gifts by Atlanta-based artists.
  • Peruse jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories and more from our special guest vendors.

Museum Store Sunday – Sunday, Nov. 26, Noon to 5 p.m.

  • Receive a free High Museum of Art canvas tote with a purchase of $50 or more.

First Friday – Friday, Dec. 1, 6 to 9 p.m.

Open Studio for Teens – Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Create snow globes and watercolor holiday cards during drop-in art-making workshops.
  • Participate in Art Talks Back conversations in the galleries with Carlton Mackey, Director of Ethics & the Arts at Emory University.

Second Sunday – Sunday, Dec. 10, Noon to 5 p.m.; programming from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • FREE Museum admission.
  • Enjoy Ashley Bryan story times and explore his children’s books in the exhibition “Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan.”
  • Get moving in the galleries with family Art Movers Tours.
  • Take mini art lovers on Toddler Tours and Baby Steps Infant Tours.
  • Hear performances by students from Clayton County Public Schools Chorus and Jazz Ensemble.

Friday Jazz – Friday, Dec. 15, 6 to 10 p.m.

  • December features the “fluid and fiery” sounds of saxophonist Brian Hogans. A Georgia native, Hogans has performed with Winard Harper, Russell Gunn, and Marcus Printup and has appeared at noted jazz festivals and venues around the world.
  • Enjoy drinks for purchase.
  • Drop in for Drawing in the Galleries.
  • Visit the Museum Shop and peruse the hand-blocked printed textiles of eco-conscious clothing line Maelu Designs.

The Art of Gospel Jazz – Sunday, Dec. 17, Noon to 5 p.m.

Winter Art Break – Tuesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 30; programming from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • December’s family theme, The Art of Giving Back, is all about discovering new ways of giving through the arts.
  • Drop in to create a lantern in our Art of Giving Back workshop.

All activities are free with Museum admission. Admission is FREE on Second Sundays. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Holiday hours at the High:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23: CLOSED
  • Friday, Nov. 24: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 26: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 24: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 25: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 28: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 29: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 31: Noon–5 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 1: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2: 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 16,000 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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Marci Davis

Manager of Public Relations