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Gifts and Good Times: Mother’s Day Weekend at the High

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.

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

A mother, father, and their toddler daughter do an art activity together outdoors.

Join us for a Mother’s Day edition of family art-making at the High! Collaborate with your family on creating an original work of art, and then explore the galleries with a scavenger hunt to find even more artwork. Designed for children ages six through twelve years with their caregivers, Family Art Escapes gives families an opportunity to create, collaborate, and investigate in the Museum.

3. Dazzle Mom with Danish Modern

Raawii Strøm Bowl and Vase, $68 each | Buy Bowl | Buy Vase

Photo of two minimal vessels — an orange vase and a yellow bowl — holding beautiful yellow and red fringed tulips.

These sculptural ceramic pieces—handmade in Portugal using a slip-cast technique—draw inspiration from Danish modern still life paintings by Vilhelm Lundstrøm. The striking forms marry refined simplicity with everyday function, picking up on the color palette and minimal shapes that characterize Lundstrøm’s work.

If this colorful, modern style is your thing, be sure to check out the decorative arts objects on display in the High’s Skyway Gallery 420 (Wieland Pavilion).

Visitors enjoy objects on view in Skyway Gallery 420. Explore what’s on view on the Digital Maps page.

4. Celebrate Women Photographers in “Underexposed”

Underexposed: Women Photographers from the High’s Collection|Get Tickets

See this show-stopping image of feminine power by Mickalene Thomas on view in Underexposed. Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971), Les Trois Femmes Deux, 2018.

For nearly all of photography’s one hundred eighty-year history, women have shaped the development of the art form and experimented with every aspect of the medium. The High’s new exhibition, Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, showcases more than one hundred photographs from the High’s collection, many of them never before on view, and charts the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present through the work of women photographers. Organized roughly chronologically, each section emphasizes a distinct arena in which women contributed and often led the way.

Graphic for the “Underexposed” Book List, featuring three book covers on women photographers.
Check out the Underexposed Book List, and make your purchase online or in store.

Bring home the experience with Mickalene Thomas: I Can’t See You Without Me, a book featuring Thomas’s lavish, powerful imagery — or choose any book from the Museum Shop’s list of fantastic books on women photographers.

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