The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children

One of the leading art museums in the Southeast is in our hometown, the High Museum of Art houses more than 15,000 works of art! The High has an impressive collection, and is a great fit for kids, with programs and play areas designed just for children.

Stand-Out Exhibits

Immerse yourself in the delightful world of award-winning picture book artist Maira Kalman at the High’s upcoming exhibition, “The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children.” Travel into Kalman’s whimsical stories through comic adventures with Pete the Dog and Max Stravinsky. From New York to Paris, The Pursuit of Everything takes visitors on a hilarious and curious journey. The exhibition runs June 22 through September 15.

The High has a large collection of art from a variety of time periods and art movements. African, Modern, American and European art grace the rooms, but the Museum also boasts out-of-this-world traveling exhibits. Check with the High for their list of current exhibits. When traveling from gallery to gallery, kids will love walking down the winding ramps in the bright atrium, and mapping out what to see next.

Greene Family Learning Gallery

The redesign includes CREATE, a bright and open studio devoted to developing young visitors’ art-making abilities and encouraging the creative process. The newly created space across the hall, EXPERIENCE, is an immersive gallery, which enables visitors to explore what art means, how it feels and where it can take us. Both spaces will include a quiet space with activities designed for reflection as well as an area specifically for infants and toddlers.

Educational Programs

Toddler Thursdays are held every Thursday and are included with admission. Each month toddlers and caregivers can explore a new theme, hear storytimes and make an art project to take home. Consider taking a weekend family tour each Sat. and Sun. 2-3 p.m., these are free with admission and give your family a chance to experience the Museum with a docent leading the way.

Summer Camp

Dive into art during the summer at the High. Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. Campers will learn about the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions while honing their skills in drawing, painting, and design. Professional teaching artists will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with materials, and try new techniques. The High’s week-long camps are designed to serve rising first through eighth graders. 

smARTbox

Families can sign up to join the smARTbox kids club any day of the week. Parents can sign up for their child to receive a smARTbox containing an art activity and art supply. Each month the child returns to the High, he will receive a new art activity and art supply to add to his box. New activities and supplies are available beginning on the first of each month.

Second Sundays

Your family can gain free Museum admission on the second Sunday of each month, and enjoy special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. Themes change from month to month, and often relate to current exhibits. Enjoy art-making, storytimes, family yoga, printmaking and more. Admission is free from noon-5 p.m. Programs takes place from 1-4 p.m.

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