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High Museum adds additional programming for the young at heart

A new lineup of programming at Atlanta’s flagship art museum looks to make art accessible at every age.

With new events, the High Museum of Art is focusing on bringing more age groups in the door. (The art museum already has a steady stream of events aimed specifically at youngsters, but these are more designed for the young at heart).

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The events — which are open to everyone, but aimed specifically at seniors — include Masterworks & Mindfulness, Speaking of Art and From Paintings to Petals.

“Social isolation is a big challenge for older adults. The loss of friends and family or having to leave your home, neighborhood and community is underappreciated,” the High’s Laurel Humble told ArtsATL.

Photo: Steve Schaefer

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“Our goal is to create a space where patrons can absorb information and feel intellectually stimulated,” Humble told the outlet. “Simply trying something new and coming together around a shared interest can be life-changing at any age.”

Masterworks & Mindfulness

1:30-2:30, Tuesday, Feb. 18
Additional upcoming dates: March 17, April 21, May 19
Meet in the museum’s Taylor Lobby
$10 for members, $20 for nonmembers
Mindfulness practitioner Charisse M. Williams will lead visitors through the High’s permanent collection. She’ll provide tips on how to see the artwork with a new perspective. Visitors will also learn about relaxing your mind and body.

“This program is for anyone who wants to slow down, learn more about mindfulness, and experience the High Museum in a new way. No experience is required. Just come as you are, and leave feeling recharged,” according to a post on the museum’s website.

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Speaking of Art: From Meissen to Molly Hatch!

1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25
Meet in the museum’s Taylor Lobby
$10 for members, $20 for nonmembers

The event gives visitors a chance to discuss some of the museum’s most complex pieces. It’s “perfect for all adult art lovers interested in learning skills to enhance your museum experience and deepen your appreciation of art,” the museum notes on its website. 

The event culminates at Molly Hatch’s “Physic Garden,” where the guide will help visits understand the inspiration and process behind the artwork.

From Paintings to Petals: The Fine Art of Floral Arranging Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

12:30-2:30,  Tuesday, March 10
Meet in the museum’s Robinson Atrium
$60 for members, $70 for nonmembers

First, take a look at some of the High’s collections featuring flowers. Then, put the inspiration to work. Admission to the event includes materials, a complimentary vase and some refreshments.

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