Monday, April 14, 2008

Happenings at the High - Update!

CLOSING WEEKEND: Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art
Through April 20, 2008
For full exhibition information, please click here.

FINAL WEEKS: O’Keeffe and TRANSactions
Through May 4, 2008
“Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle”
“TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art”
For full exhibition information, please click here.

FOURTH ANNUAL DRISKELL PRIZE DINNER
Monday, April 21
Sandra Baccus, Honorary Chair, and Co-Chairs Jennifer and Curley Dossman and Sally and Allen McDaniel invite you to the fourth annual Driskell Prize Dinner—a fundraising event honoring the Museum's 2008 David C. Driskell Prize winner, Xaviera Simmons. This prestigious award, named for artist and art historian David C. Driskell, is presented to an artist whose work contributes to the contemporary definition of the African American visual experience. The event’s net proceeds support the David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition and David C. Driskell African American Art Acquisition Endowment Funds.
For information, click here or call Rhonda Matheison at 404-733-4403 or Monifa Clunie at 404-733-4404.

FILM SERIES: “French Film Yesterday and Today” Closing
Thursday, April 24 and Saturday, April 26
“French Film Yesterday and Today” closes with a new print of Fran├žois Truffaut’s 1962 film “Jules and Jim” on Thursday, April 24 and Saturday, April 26. Set between the First and Second World Wars, the film follows two artist friends who are in love with the same woman—the wild and ravishing Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). As their lives go on, their relationships change, but their friendships remain strong.

“Jules and Jim.” Thursday, April 24 and Saturday, April 26
In French, German and English with subtitles.

All films are screened at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Richard H. Rich Theatre, located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta. For in-depth film series descriptions, click here or call the films hotline at 404-733-4570.

“French Film Yesterday and Today” is an annual program made possible with support from the Embassy of France Cultural Services and the Consulate of France in Atlanta. 35mm projection facilities in the Rich Auditorium were provided by a gift from George Lefont. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

Tickets: $5 for the public and $4 for Museum members, students and seniors. Patron-level members enter free. Tickets can be purchased in advance by going online at www.High.org, visiting the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a service fee of $1.00 per ticket.

ART IN THE CITY: Thursday Nights at the High
Thursday, April 24, 5 to 8 p.m.
The Museum offers extended hours every Thursday until 8 p.m. This is a great way to see special exhibitions and avoid the weekend crowds. Free with Museum admission and free to members.

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Mom at the High for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 11, 12 to 5 p.m.
Treat your mother to a special day she'll never forget – a visit to the High on Mother's Day to view extraordinary antiquities from the Louvre Museum in Paris including those owned by Empress Josephine. Enjoy gallery viewing, special Mother's Day gift selections in the Museum Shop, and more! Members will receive an additional 10% discount in the Museum Shop.
Ticket Special: Buy one adult ticket and get one free; free for members

REGULAR FAMILY PROGRAMMING:

TODDLER THURSDAYS
Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Greene Family Education Center
Experience this popular pre-school art education program! Parents and their children ages 2 to 4 are encouraged to look at works of art within the Museum’s special exhibitions and permanent collections as well as to create a masterpiece to take home. Drop by any time and stay as long as you like. A treat for parents and toddlers! Sponsored by Carters/ OshKosh.

April 24: Black and White Paper Collage
No registration required. Free with Museum admission.

SATURDAY STUDIO
Saturdays; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Greene Family Education Center
With activities ranging from three-dimensional sculptures to figural collages, your family is sure to have an enriching hands-on art making experience! Saturday Studio is offered each Saturday at the High.

April 26: Enlarged Detail Drawings
No registration required. Free with museum admission.

MUSEUM HOURS
Mondays CLOSED
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.
* Friday Jazz (3rd Friday of every month) 5 to 10 p.m.
Check www.High.org for special extended hours during special exhibitions and events.
Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and December 25.

GENERAL ADMISSION
$18 Adult
$15 Senior citizens and college students with ID
$11 Children ages 6 to 17
Free Children under age 6 and Members
*All pricing includes free audio-guide tours of “Louvre Atlanta”

Tickets are available online at www.High.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the High Museum admission desk, Woodruff Arts Center box office, or by phone, 404-733-5000 (404-733-5386 TTD). All ticket orders placed via phone will incur a $3.00/ticket service charge.

WHERE
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Midtown Atlanta
MARTA: Arts Center

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