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Event Details

October 26, 2020
3:00 pm –4:00 pm


Each Individual Session:
$15 for Members
$20 for Not-Yet-Members

Series (7 sessions):
$90 for Members
$120 for Not-Yet-Members


High Museum of Art Online

Event Description

Masterworks & Mindfulness takes place on Zoom on Mondays (October 12–November 23, 2020) from 3 to 4 p.m.

Explore mindfulness practices and artworks from the High Museum’s collection and special exhibitions from the comfort of your home. Led by mindfulness practitioner Charisse M. Williams, you will learn to quiet your mind, relax your body, and see works of art with new eyes. Each week we will focus on a single work of art, using such techniques as close looking and conscious breathing to facilitate your engagement and to help you become more attuned to your inner world. Through self-reflection and discussion, you will connect and build community with the other participants.

This program is for anyone who wants to slow down, learn more about mindfulness, and experience art in a new way; no experience is required.

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

About Your Instructor

Charisse is a leadership coach, facilitator, and trainer 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 who now approaches all her work through a mindfulness lens. She 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. Participants may register online for individual sessions or sign up for the whole series.


Series Schedule

October 12: Thornton Dial, Crossing Waters, 2006–2011
October 19: Molly Hatch, Physic Garden, 2013–2014
October 26: Christian Rohlfs, Death with a Coffin, 1918
November 2: Julie Mehretu, Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts): Part 2, 2012
November 9: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Abandoned Treasures, 1945–1946
November 16: Dawoud Bey, Nicole and Keith, 1996
November 23: Nandipha Mntambo, Minotaurus, 2015

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


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