After you’ve stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving Dinner and Shopped the midnight Black Friday sales bring your family to the High Museum of Art for some family fun. On Friday November 29, 2013 the High Museum of Art is celebrating the holiday weekend with a family fun event from noon until 5pm.
Bring your little cowgirl and cowboys out and let them learn what skills are needed to survive in the Wild Wild West. During the mini workshop artisans, crafters, makers and survivalists to demonstrate everything from canning to metalsmithing, hide tanning, and yarn spinning. There will also be lively music.
While you are there be sure to enjoy the exhibit, “Go West!” that inspired this family event. ”
The High is the exclusive venue for Go West!, from November 03, 2013 – April 13, 2014. The exhibit features masterpieces and historical treasures drawn from the unparallel collection of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.
The exhibition covers 100 years of Western art from 1830 to 1930. The exhibition has 257 objects which include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, frontier firearms and rare objects from 19th century Plains Indian life.
For High School Children here is another great event that ties in with the Go West! exhibit
ArTLab: Go West!
Nov. 30; Greene Family Education Center
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At this event, teens can improve their technique and understanding of a particular medium by choosing between a photography class taught by artist extraordinaire Juliana Thomas and a multimedia class taught by artist and all-around good guy, Joe Tsambrias.
Photography: Design an Old West photo shoot, then use natural dyes to put a vintage tint on photographs.
Multimedia: Make block carvings and print “Wanted” posters like those used in the Old West to nab train robbers and horse thieves.
Ticket information: $20 per session. For high schoolers only. All levels are welcome; supplies provided.