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Lifelong Learning

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LIFELONG LEARNING

The High Museum of Art is expanding its commitment to lifelong learners, including older adult audiences, who represent a growing population in Atlanta. Through its Lifelong Learning initiative, the High seeks to create a space where curious adults ages fifty and over can come together to pursue lifelong learning, exercise their creativity, make meaningful social connection, find joy and inspiration, and experience continued growth as they age.

Older Adult Groups

older visitors making art.We welcome group visits from aging-services organizations, senior centers, senior living communities, or other community groups for docent-led tours, art-making workshops, self-guided visits, and virtual conversations. If you are interested in booking a group program, please visit the Group Visits page. For any questions or concerns, please contact 404-733-5034 or lifelonglearning@high.org.

Lifelong Learning Community Celebration

Thank you to those who joined us for the Lifelong Learning Celebration on June 1, 2022! We welcomed almost 500 visitors to the museum and offered 7 different programs including performances by Pearl Cleage, distinguished artist in residence at the Alliance Theatre, artmaking workshops, art conservation tours, and more. To read about the celebration, check out our blog post.

Arts and Inclusion Efforts

At the High, we believe that engaging this community with visual culture has the capacity to stimulate cognitive growth, spur innovation, engender empathy, ignite invention, and meaningfully enhance communication for people across the lifespan. Learn more about our Art and Inclusion efforts.

Art and Inclusion Reports

The High Museum of Art is working to become more inclusive for all its visitors. If you have additional needs, please provide us with information on how we can better serve you and your family by emailing access@high.org. For more information about accessibility at the High Museum of Art, please visit high.org/access.

Before your visit, please review the High’s COVID Guidelines page.

Advances in science and public health mean that Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and Atlanta is one of the most rapidly aging cities in the United States. Through our Lifelong Learning initiative, we aim to serve as a catalyst for lifelong learners to explore their creativity, find new social connections, and continue to learn and grow. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the High is working to pilot new programs for older adults and aging-services organizations, build institutional capacity to better serve older visitors, further our audience research and share our findings, and spearhead the formation of a professional network of arts and health professionals to advance this work locally and nationally.

These programs are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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