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Masterworks & Mindfulness


A group of adults gesture and converse as they dive into a work of art in the High's galleries.

Masterworks & Mindfulness takes place on Zoom on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Explore mindfulness practices and artworks from the High’s collection and special exhibitions from the comfort of your home. These interactive sessions employ such techniques as close looking and conscious breathing to facilitate engagement and help you become more attuned to your inner world. Each week focuses on a single work of art, prompting self-reflection and discussion to build connection to yourself, the artwork, and each other.

This program is for anyone who wants to quiet their minds, relax their bodies, and see works of art with new eyes; no experience is required.

Charisse M. Williams sits in front of a tree, smiling in a blue shirt.

About Your Instructor

Masterworks and Mindfulness is led by Charisse M. Williams, a leadership coach, teacher, and speaker who helps individuals and teams achieve their goals and thrive. In 2015, her personal health and wellness journey led her to become a certified yoga teacher, and she now approaches all her work through a mindfulness lens. Charisse is currently writing her first book, Thriving While Black, which will be published by New Degree Press in 2021.

These sessions will take place over Zoom on Wednesdays. Participants may register for individual sessions or sign up for the full series at a discounted rate. To register for the full series please contact Evelyn Newsome at (404) 733-5051 or See the full schedule below.


Series Schedule

February 10: David Driskell, Self Portrait as Beni (“I Dream Again of Benin”), 1974
February 17: Vik Muniz, Khyber Pass, Self-Portrait as an Oriental, After Rembrandt, from the Pictures of Junk series, 2005, and Vik Muniz, Vik, 2 Years Old, from the Album series, 2014
February 24: Renee Stout, No Match for Your DreamsWe Shared a Ripe MangoWe Were Laughing on the Sun Porch, and The Missing Book, 2010
March 3: Vernon Fisher, Tutor to a Lunatic, 1996

Upcoming events are listed below.

For detailed instructions on joining a Zoom Virtual Program, take a look at this Zoom Meeting Guide.