Ongoing Programs

The High has ongoing programs for all ages throughout the year. Whether you’re a toddler, a teen, or an adult, we’ve got you covered with art-making classes, lectures, parties, and more. Find out what we have to offer.

Every Second Sunday

UPS Second Sundays

On the second Sunday of each month, we offer free admission for all visitors from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and special programming from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy art-making activities, performances, and the High’s collection and special exhibitions. Each month has new activities and adventures planned especially for you.

We are committed to offering free admission on the Second Sunday of every month. Online advanced reservations are recommended.

Man holds up his young son to look at a photograph hanging in the High Museum.

First Saturday of Every Month

First Saturdays

Enjoy creative fun for all ages the first Saturday of every month! First Saturdays incorporate arts programming for everyone. Friends and families of any age can experiment, play, and make art in studio workshops and learn about art on view through gallery tours. Whether you’re joining Toddler Saturday, Studio Sessions, or Teen Art Afternoon, there is something for everyone, every month, at the High.

young girls making art at the high museum.

Thursdays and the First Saturday of Every Month

Toddler Thursdays and Saturdays

Designed for children ages fifteen months through three years and their caregivers, Toddler Thursdays and Saturdays engage children’s creativity and explore monthly topics with related artwork and self-guided tours, as well as new art-making activities to drop in for each week.

Explore, learn, and create every Thursday and the first Saturday of every month.

Toddler drawing

Every First Friday

HIGH Frequency Friday

HIGH Frequency Fridays have something for everyone!

On the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., you can count on the High to bring you a moment of respite and fun in our galleries. HIGH Frequency Fridays are here every month to bring you a soundtrack to enhance your art experience.

Reserve your tickets today for HIGH Frequency Friday. Preregistration strongly encouraged.

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Every Second Friday

Oasis

Embrace the present moment during Oasis at the High. On the second Friday of each month, practice meditation, flow in yoga, reflect deeply with works of art, or immerse in a bath of peaceful sounds. Enjoy zero-proof beverages including a variety of teas and signature mocktails. Come to the Museum after hours to experience mindfulness, explore new perspectives, and cultivate a community centered on art, presence, and contemplative practice.

Inside a gallery, a woman with brown skin and long black braids sits cross-legged with her hands on her knees and her eyes closed. Women lay on yoga mats around her.

Every Third Friday

Friday Jazz

Don’t miss an evening of live jazz at the High every third Friday. Enjoy a drink and light bites, head to the galleries to explore the Museum’s works on view, and join a docent-led tour for a detailed look at the collection. The event features two musical areas where musicians will play throughout the evening, layering notes and improvising melodies. Seating for Friday Jazz opens at 6 p.m. and is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Interested in having your band perform at the High for a future Friday Jazz event? Visit high.org/FridayJazzSubmission to get in touch.

three men with brown skin and hats playing the saxaphone.

Talks

Hear from distinguished guests and distinctive voices. Each year we invite numerous artists and historians to speak about the works in our special exhibitions and collection. 

Modern and Contemporary art curator, Michael Rooks talks with artist, Julie Mehretu.

The first and third Tuesday from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.

Conversation Pieces

Look closely and see more: one artwork, thirty minutes, new discoveries. No art experience necessary, and all curious learners are welcome! Conversation Pieces meets in person on the first Tuesday of each month and virtually on the third Tuesday of each month.  Assistive-listening devices and folding stools are provided.

older woman with brown skin and grey hair points both hands at a painting as she explains to a group how it makes her feel.

Art Context Courses

Expand your appreciation and knowledge of art and art history through these multiweek classes, led by art historians and other Atlanta creatives. Through a combination of classroom lecture, in-gallery discussion, and supplemental readings, dive deep into artists, themes, and movements on view in the High’s collection and special exhibitions, and gain a greater appreciation for the historical and cultural contexts that shaped them.

Woman with glasses in a dark suit discusses a terra cotta sculpture in our European Galleries.

Drawing from Experience

Drawing from Experience is an ongoing series of drawing sessions that take inspiration from the High’s campus and collection. Each session focuses on a different way of seeing and capturing the world around us while allowing participants to explore their own personal expression and develop their drawing skills.

In these sessions, all materials are provided, but participants may bring their own. Each session description includes a supply list. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Your ticket includes access to the galleries.

a man draws a ballerina wearing a tutu in the Orkin Terrace at the High Museum.

Studio Sessions

Interested in exploring different art-making materials and techniques? These one-off art-making workshops are an opportunity to experiment, play, and enjoy dabbling with new mediums, connected to artworks on view at the High. Studio Sessions occur throughout the year. All materials are provided, and no prior experience is required. Studio Sessions are designed for adults, but all ages are welcome.

hands drawing on a paper clipped to a clipboard.