The Weeks of Winter in the High Museum District

Feb 23, 2020

High Winter

Because we measure winter in weeks here, lots of folks consider Christmas at the High Museum to be the official kickoff of the season. Though their Christmas in Europe exhibit closed only days ago, the holiday season might still be a good place to start in describing the abundance of events, exhibits, and attractions that make winter pass even faster for residents of the custom homes in the High Museum district. The passionate pulse of the High is one of the assets that surround the John Wieland homes of this neighborhood.

More than 80 Nativity scenes, icons, and religious artworks from 30 countries composed this thoughtful Christmas observation. It was accompanied by the High Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Festival. School children craft the hundreds of decorations that adorn the Museum’s two dozen trees, and then join in the celebration. Family events, such as Toddler Thursdays and Weekend Family Tours, are part of the steady diet at the High Museum, so Christmas is simply another flavor for these events and activities, and they continue, especially welcome during the indoor weeks of winter.

Always in the Moment

The Museum’s series, Conversations with Contemporary Artists, features photographer Alex Harris. His discussion, “Walking the Line Between Documentary and Fiction, explores the inevitability of storytelling in the human condition and its relationship to objectivity. Harris has photographed the film-making process in more than 41 different films. No stranger to the High Museum, he was part of the Museum’s memorable 2017 exhibit, Picturing the South. His talk takes place in conjunction with the exhibition, Our Strange New Land: Photographs by Alex Harris.

Date night is a good time to consider the High Museum, especially for those fortunate to live among the custom homes nearby. Each week, HIGH Frequency Friday begins the weekend by connecting with each other, with music, and with drinks among the engaging galleries of the museum. It’s all free with museum admission. And don’t forget Friday Jazz. Also free with admission, this series features each month a different style, a different facet of this distinctly American contribution to the musical art form. This month, Friday Jazz features internationally beloved jazz pianist Benito Gonzales, performing with an elite trio to explore the junction between jazz and rhythms from around the world.

Or a Different Drummer

If a different kind of music calls to you, then consider The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, performing in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in the High. The award-winning tribute band presents every period of the Beatles remarkable evolution, and they have wowed audiences around the world.

If our few gentle weeks of winter in Atlanta still send you indoors, you won’t be sorry when you are anywhere near the custom homes of One Museum Place, considered by many to be the finest collection of John Wieland homes. They are fitting neighbors for the High Museum, of which Atlanta is so justifiably proud.

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