EventsAccess for All

Access for All

June 19, 2024 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art

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Happy Juneteenth! Come celebrate with us. We invite you to join art conversations, create art, enjoy performances, and explore world-class art—all day! Come as you are and stay as long as you like. See more information on the day’s programs and events below.

Admission to Access for All is free of charge. All programs are drop-in and first come, first served, unless otherwise noted. Please note that we are unable to accommodate groups on this day. To learn more about our group offerings, please visit the Group Visits page.

Art Conversations

Looking for more art conversations? Join us in person or online on the first Tuesday of every month for Conversation Pieces.

Community Voices: Reflections on Juneteenth

Museum Galleries | 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Leading Black artists, thinkers, and other creatives speak on themes related to the Juneteenth holiday—resilience, family (however defined), self-determination, and joy—as manifested in art on view in the High’s galleries and in everyday life.

Art Making

Interested in more studio offerings? Explore various art-making workshops and classes available all year long.

Open Studio: Building Community through Art

Anne Cox Chambers Wing Lobby | 10 a.m.­–12 noon and 2–4 p.m.

Experiment, play, and exercise your creativity during Open Studio! This informal drop-in program encourages adults of all ages to explore different materials and techniques with guidance from High Museum of Art teaching artists. Materials will be provided, and no prior experience is necessary.

This month we will explore mixed media practices using papers, fabric, beads, cardboard, magazines, and found objects to contribute to a communal work of art and to create our own mixed media artwork. Looking to artists such as Radcliffe Bailey, Tomashi Jackson, and Thornton Dial for inspiration, we will experiment with tearing, cutting, and assembling colors, textures, and patterns to create a work of art that speaks to themes of resilience and family.

Two women hold up a collage art work and smile

Performances

Moving in the Spirit

Wieland Pavilion, Skyway Level, Gallery 411 | 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Created in 1986 and based here in Atlanta, Moving in the Spirit is an award-winning creative youth development program that teaches young people how to thrive through the act of dance. Self-proclaimed as a facility that cultivates unity, empathy, and compassion, Moving in the Spirit impacts 250 children and teens annually in Atlanta through high-quality dance instruction with performance, leadership, and mentorship opportunities.

Experience an original dance piece created in response to the work of Radcliffe Bailey, choreographed by Lamia Dingle.

A group of dancers on stage, dressed in flowing blue and red costumes, performing an expressive routine. The lead dancer is in front, with others closely following behind in coordinated movements against a dark background.

DJ LV

Sifly Piazza | 12 noon–1:30 p.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. 

Flow with friends old and new as you enjoy two sets by DJ LV.

A DJ wearing a black cap and headphones stands behind a DJ deck, pointing at the camera and smiling. He is wearing a black T-shirt with red text that reads

Phat Katz Brass Band

Sifly Piazza | 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Express jubilee as you process through the museum to the sounds of the Phat Katz Brass Band.

A man plays a trumpet with a band surrounding him

Other Offerings + More Fun

Raffle

Taylor Lobby

Stop by the welcome table in the Taylor Lobby to enter your name into our Juneteenth raffle. Prizes include a yearlong museum membership and a handful of carefully chosen items from our Museum Shop.

 

TLC with LIT Essentials

Taylor Lobby | 12 noon–2 p.m.

LIT Essentials uses aromatherapy and essential oils to promote wellness for their customers. Their bar soaps, shower bombs, mists, and more are carefully crafted with community, sustainability, and well-being in mind. Chat with cofounder Johntay Marcel and learn about the natural materials and processes used to create these products. Grab your free sample while supplies last.

 

Voter Education and Outreach

Greene Family Learning Gallery | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Visit the Voter Education and Outreach (VEO) table all day in front of the Greene Family Learning Gallery to learn more about voter registration status, voting locations, ballot information, and more. VEO is an essential nonpartisan comprehensive team providing the citizens of Fulton County with vital voting and election information that enhances the voting experience.

For more information, please email culturecollective@high.org or call 404-733-5034.

 

visual guide is available to help you prepare for your visit.

Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program.