The genre-bending designer hopes to use his new role to “foster greater equity and inclusion” in fashion and creative industries.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

Virgil Abloh walks out after his outdoors fashion show and waves to the audience in a green short-sleeved button down and black pants.
Virgil Abloh walks out after his outdoors fashion show and waves to the audience in a green short-sleeved button down and black pants.
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Virgil Abloh, multihyphenate designer and founder of the wildly popular brand Off-White, is yet again breaking barriers. Last week, LVMH (French luxury conglomerate with holdings including Louis Vuitton, Moët, Hennessy, and more) announced that it is expanding Virgil Abloh’s role in the company and acquiring a controlling stake in Off-White LLC. …


In this fascinating light sculpture by DRIFT, technology and nature coexist in a delicate balance.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

All aglow with soft orbs of light suspended in a high-tech lattice, Fragile Future 3.13 features real dandelion seeds, handpicked and meticulously attached seed-by-seed to a series of LED lights connected through three-dimensional bronze circuits.

Although the two elements contrast visually (angular circuitry and soft, ethereal dandelions gone to seed), they come together in a striking celebration of engineering — both natural and man-made.


With more than one hundred artworks by legendary artists Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, this exhibition is sure to be a popular one.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

Pablo Picasso painting of a reclining nude on a couch by a window and houseplant.
Pablo Picasso painting of a reclining nude on a couch by a window and houseplant.
Pablo Picasso, Reclining Nude (Nu couche), 1932, oil on canvas, Musée nationale Picasso-Paris, Pablo Picasso Acceptance in Lieu, 1979. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

From sold-out galleries in San Francisco to overwhelming demand in Atlanta, Calder-Picasso is here at the High! Due to the show’s popularity, we strongly recommend reserving your timed tickets in advance to guarantee entry.

How to Get Tickets

Calder-Picasso is on view at the High Museum of Art through September 19, 2021. Tickets are available online on the Calder-Picasso exhibition page. Select a date and time that works for you!

Admission…


Arlonzia Pettway — one of the legendary quilters of Gee’s Bend — captures the exuberance of a garden in bloom in this bright, textured quilt.

In 2003, quilts made by women working in Boykin, Alabama — known as Gee’s Bend — caused a sensation when they were exhibited across the country in major museums, including the High Museum of Art.

The High began collecting the quilts of Gee’s Bend at that time, but in 2017, a milestone acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, which included this vibrant Flower Garden quilt by Arlonzia Pettway (American, 1923–2008), quadrupled the Museum’s…


Here are five great ways to celebrate the special dads and granddads in your life with live music, artful gifts, and time together in the Museum.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

Beautiful dark lithograph of a Black father and soon in a peaceful moment, faces pressed against each other.
Beautiful dark lithograph of a Black father and soon in a peaceful moment, faces pressed against each other.
Joseph Hirsch (American, 1910–1981), Father and Son, undated.

1. Catch Live Music at Friday Jazz with Alex Gordon Hi-Fi on Baritone Guitar

Friday, June 18, 6–9 p.m., Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $25, Preregistration Encouraged | Get Tickets

Curated by Alex Gordon, the event will feature two musical areas where musicians will play throughout the evening, layering notes, improvising melodies, and drawing on inspiration from jazz history.

Head to the High’s Robinson Atrium for easy listening and laid-back, retro vibes with Alex Gordon Hi-Fi on baritone guitar. …


Joris Laarman stands with his arms folded against a wall of sketches and inspiration under a sign that reads “Joris Laarman Lab.”
Joris Laarman stands with his arms folded against a wall of sketches and inspiration under a sign that reads “Joris Laarman Lab.”

Laarman’s designs “disrupt the rhythm of daily life” by prioritizing fun and function over pure efficiency.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

Dutch designer Joris Laarman is at the forefront of contemporary design with his conceptual creations that explore technological boundaries. His experimental methods of fabrication continually propel him to explore new processes for creating and have made him one of today’s most compelling designers.

Laarman’s Ivy Climbing Wall is simultaneously a functional, adventurous mode of traveling between floors, an alternative to stairs, and an elegant piece of architectural décor.


Learn about face jugs and other ceramics, and then make your own clay using simple kitchen ingredients!

By Melissa Katzin, Manager of Family Programs, High Museum of Art


Show all the mamas some love with artful gifts, creative family activities, and an exhibition featuring women photographers.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

1. Try Your Hand at Drawing from Experience

May 8, 1–2:30 p.m., Members: $25, Not-Yet-Members: $40, Preregistration Required| Get Tickets

A ballerina serves as a figure model for a live drawing class on the High’s outdoor terrace.
A ballerina serves as a figure model for a live drawing class on the High’s outdoor terrace.

Join us on the beautiful Orkin Terrace for a drawing session led by local artist Larkin Ford! 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.

2. Get Creative at Family Art Escapes

May 8, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $14.50, Preregistration Required | Get Tickets


What is it that drives us to create? Explore artworks, songs, and books to fuel your creative drive.

By Alex Delotch Davis, Manager of Marketing, High Museum of Art

Sculptural artwork featuring faceted geometric glass arranged in a semicircular pattern.
Sculptural artwork featuring faceted geometric glass arranged in a semicircular pattern.
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iranian, 1924–2019), Untitled (Muqarnas), 2012

Welcome to Tide Pool — a series of multimedia blog posts meant to immerse you in a headspace of creativity and inspiration. Each post presents a collection of someone’s thoughts, like the glittering bits of life that emerge and remain in a tide pool. This time, we’re invited into the headspace of Alex Delotch Davis, Manager of Marketing at the High.

In this mood board of sorts, enjoy a collage of…


Blacked out room hosting several large projector screens showing musicians playing alone in separate rooms.
Blacked out room hosting several large projector screens showing musicians playing alone in separate rooms.
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, nine-channel video with sound, duration: 64 minutes. Commissioned by the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich Installation view: Vinyl Factory, London, England; Photos by: © Jana Chiellino © Ragnar Kjartansson; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik.

As we look for the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, this world-renowned installation immerses viewers in an emotional experience that speaks to love, loss, connection, and isolation.

By Eva Berlin, Digital Content Specialist, High Museum of Art

As I headed toward the darkened gallery hosting Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, I was met with a surge of sound, a moment of crescendo in the sixty-four-minute piece. A group of visitors came spilling around the corner, some arm in arm, one young woman in tears, fanning her eyes peeking out above her mask. …

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