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
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.
2. Visit “Our Good Earth” and Explore Artists’ Visions of the American Farm
Our Good Earth: Rural Life and American Art | Get Tickets
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
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 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
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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 email@example.com or 404-733-4575 (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.).
*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.