Thursday, May 29, 2008

High Museum of Art Events for June 8- June 15

Exhibitions Opening Saturday, June 7

· Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968
Through October 5, 2008

· After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy
Through October 5, 2008

· Louvre Atlanta: Houdon at the Louvre: Masterworks of the Enlightenment
Through September 7, 2008

Art In The City
Thursday, June 12, 5 to 8 p.m.
Join us on June 12 for a special Discussion & Book-Signing: The Race Beat (details below).
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.

Discussion & Book-Signing: The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium
Join Hank Klibanoff, a managing editor at the “Atlanta Journal-Constitution;” Doris Derby, photographer, educator, and civil rights activist; and Brett Gadsden, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, as they discuss how the nation’s press came to recognize the importance of the civil rights struggle and turn it into the most significant domestic news event of the 20th century. This lecture is free with reserved ticket and seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and online at Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

Film Series:

“Close Up: Don Cheadle” continues Saturday, June 14

Summer films at the High heat up in June with “Close Up: Don Cheadle,” featuring the actor’s intense, highly focused performances in four powerful films that articulate African and African American history. “Close Up” runs June 7–28, continuing on June 14 with “Devil in a Blue Dress,” Carl Franklin’s smart, atmospheric adaptation of Walter Mosely’s noir novel.

“Devil in a Blue Dress,” Saturday, June 14

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. 35mm projection facilities in the Rich Auditorium were provided by a gift from George Lefont. “Close Up: Don Cheadle” is presented in coordination with “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968” and “After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy,” which open concurrently at the High on June 7. All programs are subject to change or cancellation.

New Ticket Info: $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.

Target Free Family Fun Day

Fabulous Fathers – Celebrating Everyday Dads and History’s Heroes
Sunday, June 15, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Invite your dad to visit the High for a fun filled day with his favorite person – you! Collage a beautiful card to document this special day and tell your dad just how much you love him. Be sure to visit the “Road to Freedom” and “After 1968” exhibitions and learn about heroes whose dreams have made a big difference then create a portrait of someone who is a hero to you. Relax together on the piazza and enjoy a variety of Atlanta voices performing gospel music, freedom songs, and more.
Free entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

New: Second Sundays
Family Performances: The Albany Freedom Singers
Sunday, June 8, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.; Robinson Atrium, Stent Family Wing
Experience a variety of cultures and artistic traditions together during Family Fun Sundays at the High, every second Sunday of the month. Take in a musical, dance or theatrical performance; listen up for story time; or watch an artist at work. It’s artful fun for the whole family – make sure to get in on the action. Performances will take place every month through September 2008. Free with Museum admission and free for 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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