New monthly event series presented as part of The Woodruff Arts Center’s Family Fun initiative, providing greater access to the arts for Atlanta families
ATLANTA, May 20, 2015 ― On June 14 the High Museum of Art will launch Second Sunday Fundays, a new program series on the second Sunday of each month offering free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m.
Second Sunday Fundays are presented as part of Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center, a three-year initiative designed to provide families greater access to core art and arts education programming at The Woodruff Arts Center through a selection of free activities every Sunday. Family Fun at The Woodruff Arts Center is sponsored by a $6.6 million dollar grant by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation that is part of the family of foundations that also includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.
“For many years the High has periodically offered free admission days, but this generous grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation allows us to offer free admission and expanded family programming every month,” said Virginia Shearer, Eleanor McDonald Storza director of education at the High. “The ability to open our doors to the entire Atlanta community and provide interactive, enriching experiences for all fulfills a key part of our mission as the leading art museum in the Southeast.”
The inaugural Second Sunday Funday will be hosted during the first of The Woodruff Arts Center’s campus-wide Family Festivals on June 14 and will include activities inspired by the High’s exhibition “Seriously Silly! The art & whimsy of Mo Willems.”
The High’s family-friendly activities on June 14 will include:
- Mo Willems animated films
- Meet-and-greet with Willems’ beloved characters Elephant and Piggie
- Aerial photo booth family portraits with Michael Lin’s “Utah Sky”
- “Los Trompos”–inspired art-making activity
- “Seek and See” scavenger hunt in the “Seriously Silly!” exhibition
Second Sundays are made possible by support from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts and culture.
About the High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. With more than 14,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. For more information about the High, visit high.org.
About The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeast. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to more than 1.2 million patrons at The Woodruff Arts Center’s midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the United States to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable educational programming through each of its arts partners. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves more than 100,000 students annually, is the largest arts educator in Georgia and is a premier family destination. woodruffcenter.org
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