Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Upcoming Events at the High

FINAL WEEKS: “The Louvre and the Ancient World” & “Houdon at the Louvre” close September 7

The Louvre and the Ancient World features masterpieces from the founding cultures of Western civilization and includes more than 70 works from the Louvre’s unparalleled Egyptian, Near Eastern and Greco-Roman antiquities collections. Houdon at the Louvre: Masterworks of the Enlightenment presents the work of Jean-Antoine Houdon, a major artist of the French Enlightenment whose portraiture depicted some of the prominent intellectual and political figures of the time.

For more information on these exhibitions please click here.

SPECIAL ART IN THE CITY: 45th anniversary of MLK "I Have a Dream" speech
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 5-8 p.m.
Join us for a special CELEBRATE ATLANTA evening of Art in the City as we pay homage to the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Enjoy uplifting songs of inspiration by a live choir. 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.


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.

August 28: Reverse Glass Paintings: Test your thinking skills—backwards! Imagine a picture in your head, reverse everything, and paint your scene on glass. Flip it over—does it look how you thought it would?

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.

August 30: Portraits of Power Drawings: Discover civil rights leaders in the “Road to Freedom” exhibition and then use charcoal to draw a portrait of your favorite.

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 TicketsIncludes 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
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