Wednesday, May 14, 2008

At the High - Events happening Sunday, May 25 to Saturday, May 31

Lecture and Art Installation: Tejo Remy's Chest of Drawers
Thursday, May 15; 6 p.m. Lecture; 7 p.m. Installation
See a work of art assembled live! Dutch designer Tejo Remy will speak and then assemble the High's recent commission of “You Can't Lay Down Your Memory” chest of drawers. Locally submitted drawers have been chosen for the final work—a fully functional chest of drawers, arranged in a visually engaging, seemingly arbitrary manner and held together by a jute furniture-mover's strap. Free with Museum admission and free for members.

Thursday, May 29, 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.

FILM SERIES Film Festival of India Closes
Saturday, May 31
The seventh annual Film Festival of India closes on Saturday, May 31, with “Amal.” This fable-like movie centers on a generous-hearted auto-rickshaw driver named Amal who fortuitously picks up a cranky, homeless old man. The man turns out to be anything but homeless and wills his estate to the humble driver. The events that follow come together in a morality tale about the best and worst of human nature.

“Amal,” Saturday, May 31
In English and Hindi with subtitles.

For in-depth film series descriptions, click here or call the films hotline at 404-733-4570. All films are screened in the Richard H. Rich Theatre, located in the Memorial Arts Building, adjacent to the High at Peachtree and 15th Streets in midtown Atlanta. All films are screened at 8 p.m. in the Rich Theatre unless otherwise noted. The seventh Film Festival of India is co-sponsored by the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Indo-American Film Society. 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 through May 31; $7 for the public and $6 for Museum members, students and seniors beginning June 1. Patron-level members enter free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, by visiting the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets also may be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a $1-per-ticket service fee.


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.

Thursday, May 29: Animal Cutouts: Take a look at the different animals in our folk art collection, including the beautiful steel Butterfield horse, then join us to create a “collage” animal using corrugated cardboard and markers.
No registration required. Free with Museum admission and free to members.

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.

Saturday, May 31: What we consider a common object (a hair comb) became a work of art telling us today about the person who used and owned the item. Today we will be using our creative thought process to change a common comb into a work of art with wire, beads, and colored tape.

No registration required. Free with museum admission and free to members.

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 for special extended hours during special exhibitions and events.
Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and December 25.

$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 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.

CityPass Tickets
Includes admission to 6 Atlanta attractions. $69 for adults (a $119 value) and $49 for children 3 – 12 (an $89 value). For more information on CityPass, please visit

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

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