Summer Break Adventures 06.06.16 High Museum of Art 

  
Today I took the girls to the High Museum of Art to visit the new Tiovivo exhibit by Jaime Hayon. I came by here last week to check it out and just had to bring the girls back. I just love how playful and whimsical each sculpture is. And it’s interactive!! The girls LOVED it! I mean really what is not to love about these sculptures?  Be sure to stop by the High Museum of Art this Sunday for Family Free Day!    

  
 

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Free Family Day at the Woodruff Art Center + Sprinkles Cupcakes + Zinburger = Funday Sunday

Last week, my friend Leslie and I planned a fun Sunday with our daughters, Sage and Din. We started our day at the Woodruff Arts Center, where they were having a Free Family Festival. Free!!   
There were  lots of fun activities going on between the High Museum and Alliance Theater. The first thing we hit was the photo booth. EKSluder Photography & Such had a cute booth set up with a giant heart as a background. Our pictures came out super cute!!

 

Photo by EKSluder Photography & Such
  
Photo by EKSluder Photography & Such
  
Photo by EKSluder Photography & Such
 

Next, we headed to the Robinson Atrium for a Asanwa Traditional Nigerian Dance Performance. The girls even got a photo with these awesome young ladies!

  

While at The High, we also enjoyed a visit to the Iris Van Herpen: Herpen: Transforming Fashion Exhibit. I’ve seen it several times but it never gets old. Go see it before it leaves in May! It was  getting real crowded so we headed out to the Memorial Arts Building to the 1280 Gallery. Here we got temporary tattoos and enjoyed some relaxing Mandala coloring. 

  

 
We missed a few activities, but we had a great time. We always have a great time at these Free Family Days. I was happy to see so many families out taking  advantage of this special day. 

With four rumbling tummys, it was an indication that it was time to eat! We hopped on the train and headed to Lenox Mall.

Waiting on the train!

Last month I tweeted a picture of my daughter blowing out her birthday candle at Sprinkles. Sprinkles loved the picture so much they wanted to feature it on their website as a #SprinklesMoment. Yay! How exciting! Even more exciting is that they gave me a dozen free donuts! Yasss!! Today was the perfect day pick up a dozen yummy cupcakes. And that I did! Thanks Sprinkles!! 

 

I got a box of cupcakes!
 
  

After picking up my cupcakes, we went next door to eat at Zinburger. My first experience with Zinburger was at a blogger menu preview with the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society. I was very impressed and have been back many times. I always get the Zuchinni Fries. Best thing ever! For real! In addition to that I ordered the turkey burger with smoked mozzarella. So good!! I was so stuffed that there was no room for cupcakes.  

Zuchinni Fries!
 
 
Juicy Turkey Burger w/ Avocado, Alfalfa Sprouts, and Smoked Mozzarella
 

But, after a train ride home, I was ready to dig into one. And it was well worth the wait. 

  

What a fantastic way to spend a beautiful Sunday!

Family Free Day at the Woodruff Arts Center!


Today, my daughter and I had the most fantastic day at the Woodruff Arts Center. Despite the terrible weather Atlanta has been getting these last few days, many families were out enjoying Family Free Day. There so much to do and see. I really wished we would have gotten there earlier.

We started our funday at the High Museum of Art in the Robinson Atrium. Here we had the opportunity to take pictures with characters from The Georgia Renaissance Festival.

Next, we headed downstairs to The Green Family Education Center, where The Iris van Herpen Inspired Costume Shop was happening.  This room was buzzing! The creative juices were definitely flowing. Kids and parents were very focused on their creations. I saw some amazingly creative costumes! We were in that room a little too long.

We continued our day back in the Robinson Atrium. The Knitteratti was giving a demonstration in arm knitting. Sage was very excited and jumped right in. She caught on very quickly. There was also an interactive installation of teepees covered with cute crochet pieces.

 

From there we headed upstairs to view on of the current exhibits, Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections. What an amazing exhibit! This collection featured pieces from one Englands greatest royal families, the Habsburgs. Some of the pieces dated back to the 1500s!


Next, we went to the Anne Cox Chambers Wing to view the newest exhibit,  Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Dutch designer, Iris van Herpen, combines traditional craftsmenship along with innovative technology and unusual materials to bring Atlanta the most unique pieces to view. I’m not going to say anymore about how amazing the pieces were. Just look at the pictures and see for yourself. Better yet, go see for yourself!

 

Our last stop was to The Alliance Theatre to see Tell Me My Dream by playwright, Pearl Cleage. This play, geared towards middle school aged kids, was about two boys time traveling from 2015 to 1910. The play touched on social and economical differences between the two eras. After the show, cast members asked questions from the audience. We also had the opportunity to meet both playwright, Pearl Cleage, and the director, Rosemary Newcott.

Today was such a fun day! And it was all free. Yay!

 

Opening Party | Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds

Tonight, I attended the opening party for the much anticipated Wifredo Lam: Imagining Worlds exhibit at the High Museum of Art. The exhibit also features works of contemporary artists, José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou. The art displayed by all artists are amazing and a definite must see.

What
Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds
Featuring José Parlá & Fahamu Pecou

When
February 14, 2015 – May 24, 2015

Where
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
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Gordon Parks : Segregation Story

Sunday, I was very excited to go see the Gordon Parks: Segregation Story exhibit at the High Museum of Art. The exhibit is a beautiful collection of photo taken by Gordon Parks in the late 1950s. Parks, Life magazine’s first African American photographer, was sent on an assignment to Alabama. There, he followed the Thornton family as they endured the segregation and discrimination in the south. Through his photographs he tried to undo racial stereotypes by documenting positive accounts of working families doing normal activities. His assignment was not at all well received in Alabama. Through harassment and persecution, Parks captured many picture that are now on display at the High Museum of Art.
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