Creative Fun at the High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art has a large collection of art from a variety of time periods and art movements. African, Modern, American and European art grace the rooms. When moving from gallery to gallery, kids will love walking down the winding ramps in the bright atrium and mapping out what to see next.
The High Museum is now requiring timed ticket entry to reduce the number of people, and tickets should be reserved or purchased in advance. All visitors older than 2 will be required to wear face coverings. Hand-sanitizing stations are located at all entrances and exits. The Greene Family Learning Gallery is temporarily closed. For more information, visit high.org.
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.
Through Aug. 1, see “Our Good Earth: Rural Life and American Art,” a selection of prints, drawings and photographs exploring the ways America engaged with life outside the city limits over the course of a century. Also through August 1, “Underexposed: Women Photographers From the Collection” showcases the medium’s history through women photographers.
Opening on June 26, see the touring Calder-Picasso exhibition, with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper, that reveal the innovation and enduring influence of their art.
“Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting,” opening July 2, features rare examples of lighting from the past, and how lighting has served as a catalyst to technological and artistic innovation.
Other upcoming exhibits include: “Gate Crashers: the Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America” (Aug. 20-Dec. 11); “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” (Sept. 3-Jan. 9, 2022); and “Picturing the South: 25 Years” (Nov. 5-Feb. 6, 2022).
Greene Family Learning Gallery
The Greene Family Learning Gallery is temporarily closed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Bring the whole family to play, interact and experience the High’s totally redesigned 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.
On Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the museum hosts a special virtual program called Toddler Thursdays for free. The program is designed for children ages 15 months to 3 and engages small children in creativity with art-making activities, stories and tours.
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.
On the second Sunday of each month, the High offers free admission for all visitors. To adhere to social distancing and gathering guidelines, advanced timed-ticket reservations are required.
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.