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Oasis

June 15, 2024 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art

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Discover tranquility and connection at Oasis, a mindfulness-centered experience held on the third Saturday of each month.

Oasis offers a sanctuary for those seeking both solace and community amid the High’s world-class art. Embark on a journey of self-discovery through activities designed to promote mental well-being. Immerse yourself in movement-based sessions led by local yoga instructors, unwind with soothing sonic experiences, or unleash your creative expression in art-making activities led by teaching artists. In our Seeing with Spirit dialogue series, engage in thoughtful conversations exploring the intersection of art and spirituality.

Join us at the High and experience Oasis—an unparalleled blend of art, reflection, and connection, where every moment invites you to embrace the power of the present.

Yoga

Join one of four beginner-friendly, drop-in yoga classes held throughout the afternoon. All classes are led by certified instructors. Sign up for a class at one of the two check-in desks between 11 and 11:30 a.m. or 12 and 12:30 p.m. Spots are first come, first served.

Orkin Terrace: 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m.

Robinson Atrium: 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m.

Yoga mats will be available on-site. However, if you choose to bring your own mat, you may store it in the coat check in the Robinson Atrium until your session time.

A terrace is filled with people doing yoga

Mindful Art Making

Drop in for our art-making activities from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feel free to choose materials and take a seat. Our teaching artist will be available for any questions. This month features a workshop on kite making.

A woman sketches a still life on a sketch board with colored pencils

Seeing with Spirit

Join us for a casual, thoughtful conversation connecting art and spiritual practice.

Each month, a faith, spiritual, or contemplative practitioner joins a High staff member in a conversation centered on a work of art and the ways it invites deeper reflection into their contemplative practice.

This month’s discussion will center on American Mother by Zora J Murff and will feature Sumayyah Ali (formerly Ash Nash), a community builder and founder of Power Haus Creative based in Atlanta. Ali is guided by her Islamic faith and Muslim leaders and activists in her work, which focuses on bettering the quality of life for Black creators and the communities they serve. In 2023, Ali was featured as a guest speaker at the Apollo Theater’s inaugural The Intersection Festival of Arts & Ideas hosted by Ta-Nehisi Coates. For more information, visit powerhausart.com.

Join the conversation at 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.

Image of Sumayyah

In-Gallery Music

Immerse yourself in peaceful sounds as you rediscover our Modern and Contemporary Art galleries.

This month, join Atlanta-based harpist, educator, and sound practitioner Angelica Hairston. Hairston has certifications in music therapy and sound healing from the University of the District of Columbia. She recently performed at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Museum, and Spelman College and was featured as Artist-in-Residence at Palm Heights Resort in Grand Cayman. A leading Black harpist, Hairston has received the Georgia Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities and Atlanta Magazine’s Women Making a Mark Award. Hairston also serves as founder and executive director of Challenge the Stats, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering artists of color. For more information, visit angelicahairston.com. 

Set Times: 11:20 a.m, 12:20 and 1:30 p.m.

Portrait of harpist, Angelica Hairston.

just add honey

just add honey is an Atlanta-based small business that offers blended loose-leaf teas for all to enjoy. Since 2006, they’ve combined single-origin loose-leaf teas from small-batch farms with local or organic ingredients to make refined flavors. They will be offering a selection of zero-proof teas available for purchase.

Two woman smile while sampling a cup of tea

Labyrinth

This labyrinth, designed by artist Steven L. Anderson, may look like a maze, but it is not meant to confuse or frustrate you. The labyrinth is a nearly 4,000-year-old design that has been found in a variety of forms and cultures. We invite you to use this labyrinth for walking meditation and contemplation.

Labyrinth at Oasis

Community Spotlight

Each month, the museum spotlights a community organization that partners with the High’s Learning and Civic Engagement department to help extend creativity and civic connection across Atlanta. This month we highlight Scraplanta.

Scraplanta is an environmental arts nonprofit that serves the community through its art supply thrift store and pay-what-you-can craft workshops. Scraplanta’s mission is to provide a joyful and inclusive space for makers to de-stash and re-stash affordable materials and to incorporate sustainability into their art practice. For more information, visit scraplanta.org.

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