Happy hour meets art party every first Friday at the High.
Set out on a musical journey with the city’s most popular DJs. Explore the Museum’s special exhibitions and collections. Grab a drink and meet new friends for an unforgettable night of music and art.
Dance your way through the Museum as you visit exhibitions, including In the City of Light: Paris, 1850-1920, A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845, Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature, and Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other.
This month’s lineup is organized by Karl Injex + P99 and features Champagne Trap, Cleotrvppv, Thrice Groove, and Kashii.
Illuminations – World AIDS Day 2023
To commemorate World AIDS Day 2023, New York–based artist Jordan Eagles presents Illuminations, a site-specific installation and activation that serves as an immersive environment and a participatory photography set. The artist invites visitors to contemplate and engage with their own histories and to consider the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS. For the past decade, Eagles has produced a wide-ranging body of work created with blood donated by members of the LGBTQIA+ community—many of whom are on PrEP or are HIV+ and undetectable—for the purpose of artwork advocating for equality and policies grounded in science. The blood in his work is imaged and preserved in resin panels—a process that permanently preserves the colors and textures of the organic material—and placed on analog overhead projectors, creating an absorbing, light-based environment. Visitors will be able to sit for a portrait with the artist (limited availability on a first-come-first-serve basis) and are encouraged to take photos of friends, fellow visitors, and themselves to foster dialogues and inspire individual action.
About the Artist
Jordan Eagles (born 1977) is an artist who lives and works in New York City and has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late nineties. His more politically motivated series, created with blood donated by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, advocates for fair blood donation policies, anti-stigma, and equality. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including Addison Gallery of American Art, Everson Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and the Wellcome Collection. He has had exhibitions, installations, and public programs at The Andy Warhol Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Museum of the City of New York, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Springfield Art Museum, The High Line, and Hammer Museum. In partnership with Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and FCB Health, he is a co-founder of Blood Equality.
Know Before You Go:
- Membership guest passes cannot be redeemed for this event.
- No outside food or beverage is permitted.
- We strongly recommend using rideshare or MARTA because parking in the Woodruff Arts Center garage is limited and may reach capacity before you arrive. Find out about other parking options here.