Thanksgiving Weekend 2011 at the High

Paul McParland November 20, 2011 Comments Off

High Museum Picasso to WarholThanksgiving Weekend Events at the High Museum of Arts features performances, artsy adventures and extra fun!

Embrace a New York State of Mind – The Day after Thanksgiving
November 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Family Fun from Noon to 5 p.m.)

Pack up your kids for a day trip to New York City. No need for plane tickets, just head to the High to check out Picasso to Warhol. You’ll get to peruse highlights of MoMA’s collection, make modern masterpieces to take home with you, and catch great performances by the talented teens from the band Already Taken. New York meets the High for family fun and fantastic art. Free with museum admission and free to members.

Make Mobiles!
November 26 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
We’re looking toward Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse for some fabulous inspiration. Create a paper cut mobile to hang for the holidays. Free with museum admission and free to members.

Day After Thanksgiving Program

Friday, November 25, (Family Fun from 12 noon to 5 p.m.)

Artsy Adventures
12 noon to 4 p.m. Greene Family Education Center

Workshop 1: Make Mobiles! – We’re looking to Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse for some fabulous inspiration to create a paper-cut mobile.
Workshop 2: Pondering Pollock – Contribute to our collaborative Pollock painting and make a smaller one to hang on your wall at home.
*while supplies last

12 noon to 2 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m., Robinson Atrium
Musical fun with Amy Handler from AM1690’s The Kids Are Alright

2:15 and 4 p.m. – Already Taken, Robinson Atrium
They write their own songs, rock out on stage, and are all under 16 years of age.

3:15 p.m. – Art Smart, Hill Auditorium
Be part of the studio audience of our interactive and improvisational modern-art game show, presented by Laughing Matters.

Extra Fun
2, 3, and 4 p.m. – Family Tours, Meet at the Greene Family Learning Gallery
Go on a guided tour and enjoy the High’s permanent collection.

1 to 3 p.m. – Warhol Screen Tests, Hill Auditorium
Have you ever wanted to be a Warhol superstar? Today is your chance to film your own screen test.

CityPass Tickets
Includes admission to five Atlanta attractions. $69 for adults (valued at $141.28) and $49 for children ages 3–12 (valued at $112.60). For more information on CityPass, please visit

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