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Father’s Day Five: Fun and Gifts for Dad at the High

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.

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. Outdoors on the High’s covered Orkin Terrace, enjoy performances by pianist Darren Jon Wagner.

Alex Gordon Hi-Fi wearing a suit smirking while playing his baritone guitar.

2. Visit “Our Good Earth” and Explore Artists’ Visions of the American Farm

Our Good Earth: Rural Life and American Art | Get Tickets

A richly textured lithograph depicting a muscular black man in overalls looking wistfully out at the sunset over his farm.

Through a selection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the High’s collection, Our Good Earth: Rural Life and American Art (on view through August 1) explores the many ways in which Americans imagined and engaged with life beyond the city limits over the course of a century. Works by artists ranging from Winslow Homer and Rhonda Nicholls in the nineteenth century to Thomas Hart Benton, Marion Greenwood, Clarence John Laughlin, Lewis Hine, and Andrew Wyeth in the twentieth century will offer various views of country life.

3. Spruce up Dad’s Space with a Custom Print of His Favorite Artwork

Reproduction Barber Shop Sign by Shock, Prices Vary — $25 and Up| Buy Barber Shop Sign | Explore All Custom Prints

A hand-painted barber shop signs depicting a stylish man with a high top fade and sunglasses on a pink background.

Check out the High’s Custom Prints Shop to order a high-quality digital reproduction of a High Museum artwork. Choose from various sizes on paper or canvas, and you can even select a frame.

Member discounts do apply — just have your Member ID on hand!

4. Don Your Coolest Socks and Explore Atlanta with a Clue Town Scavenger Hunt

Clue Town Scavenger Hunt, $15 each | Piedmont Park Hunt | Beltline Hunt
Mona Lisa Socks, $12 |
Buy Mona Lisa Socks

A scavenger hunt booklet titled “Clue Town: Atlanta Beltline, Eastside Trail” rests against a tree trunk.
Product photo of mint green and black Mona Lisa socks against a cream background with retro stars in the corners.

Clue Town Books are a series of ready-to-solve puzzle hunts. Use landmarks to solve puzzles and reveal clues to get to the next checkpoint. Players of “Clue Town: Piedmont Park” will journey through the heart of the park, find off-path landmarks, and discover what makes Piedmont such an active and iconic destination.

Although you’re buying a book, the greatest value comes in the experience that can be shared with kids, family, or friends. Together you’ll visit outdoor locations and learn about local history and public art while getting in some steps.

5. Gift Dad a Year of Art and Events at the High

High Museum Membership, Membership Prices Vary | Explore Gift Memberships

Celebrate a special person in your life with a full year of art, music, lectures, parties, performances, and more. Members enjoy free unlimited admission to the High’s collection and most special exhibitions, as well as free parking, exclusive discounts, and more. Your membership and support help us care for the eighteen thousand artworks in our collection and connect our community with art in meaningful ways.

Need more information? Not sure if your gift recipient is already a member? Contact Member and Guest Services at hmamem@high.org or 404-733-4575 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.).

A dad holds his son in his arms as they both look at a photograph of James Baldwin and Martin Luther King, Jr.
A grandfather interacts with his grandson as they both work on a drawing outdoors.
A dad smiles big and holds his tiny baby in a standing position in the High’s atrium.

*This Father’s Day, try reaching out with care to loved ones who have lost their father or who may be hurting on that day. A kind acknowledgment can go a long way.

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