EventsOctober Oasis

October Oasis

October 13, 2023 | 6–9 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art







Embrace the present moment during Oasis at the High.

On the second Friday of each month, flow in yoga, practice art making, and reflect deeply with works of art. Enjoy zero-proof beverages or sip a glass of wine. Come to the Museum after hours and cultivate a community centered on art, presence, and contemplative practice.

Mindful Art Making

Drop in for our art-making activities from 6 to 9 p.m. Feel free to choose materials, get a drink, and take a seat. Our teaching artist will be available for any questions. This month will feature pride themed collaging.

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 feature Masud Mahungbay Olufani, an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary artist, creative director, and writer whose work addresses such issues as social marginalization, racial justice, and iterations of spiritual resistance. Masud has published articles for Burnaway and Baha’i Teachings and is a featured contributor in the exhibition catalogue Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. He has exhibited his work in group and solo shows nationally and internationally and was the 2021–2022 inaugural Visual Arts Fellow at Emory University. He graduated from Morehouse College, earned his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Hambidge Center, and Creative Currents in Portobelo, Panama.

Join the conversation at 7 and 8:15 p.m.

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In-Gallery Music

Immerse yourself in peaceful, percussive music as you move through our Modern and Contemporary Art galleries. This month, world percussionist, teaching artist, and drum circle facilitator Dave Holland will be joining us. For twenty years, Dave has produced rhythm-based resources and programs for schools, communities, and corporations. After studying under some of the most notable names in the sound-healing world, he combined his passion for all things rhythm with his interest in providing effective, therapeutic sound experiences. Rhythm Relax combines the energy and sounds of a traditional sound bath with soothing rhythms played on instruments from around the world. The experience ends with an invitation to participate in a quiet, meditative drum circle.

Dave Rr Headshot

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


Slow down during one of six beginner-friendly yoga sessions. Classes will be held in three different locations throughout the evening. Sessions will be led by certified yoga instructors. 

Preregistration for yoga is required.

A woman smiles while performing yoga in a large space with purple lights

Know Before You Go:

  • Membership guest passes cannot be redeemed for this event.
  • Wear something comfortable.
  • 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.


  • Yoga availability is limited and registration is required.
  • Yoga mats will be available on-site for those who have secured a session and checked in at the desk. 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.

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