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Sixth Grade Students
Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door
Photographer Abelardo Morell's inventive career is driven by creative discovery. He has conceived of new ways of looking at everyday objects and harnessed the basic principles of optics to create unexpected and mesmerizing photographs. The Universe Next Door is a major retrospective and presents more than one hundred of Morell's works, including a new series commissioned by the High.

Fifth Grade Students

Go West!

Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West

November 3, 2013–April 13, 2014
Saddle up for an expedition to the western frontier in Go West!, which features paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and artifacts that tell the story of the settlement and exploration of the American West. On their audio-guided tours, students will learn about westward expansion from multiple viewpoints, including Plains Indians, settlers who traveled west, and the showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody himself.

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"Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting"
March 1 and April 26 - 6TH GRADE STUDENTS
"Few artists have captured the public's imagination like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them during their lifetime arose not only from their significant body of work, but also from their active participation in the historical happenings around them.
Frida & Diego positions the artists' work within the political and artistic contexts of their time. Their art speaks of a fierce loyalty to and pride in Mexico, the ideals of the 1910 Mexican Revolution and their commitment to the conditions of the common man." -The High
The exhibition features more than 75 works primarily drawn from the collection of Mexico's Dolores Olmedo as well as the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art.
The High Museum of Art will be the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue. The exhibition premiers at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the fall of 2012.
Frida And Diego
Frida And Diego

Frida Kahlo, Mexican, 1907-1954, Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943

Oil on canvas, 81.5 X 63 cm, Gelman Collection. © 2012 Banco de México

Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D. F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Location: Wieland Pavilion, Cousins Family Special Exhibition Galleries

Key paintings by Frida Kahlo featured in the exhibition include:

  • Hospital Henry Ford (Henry Ford Hospital), 1932
  • Autorretrato con Monos (Self-Portrait with Monkeys), 1943
  • La Columna Rota (The Broken Column), 1944
  • El Abrazo de Amor de el Universo, La Tierra (México), Diego, yo y el Señor Xólotl (The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me and Señor Xólotl), 1949

Key works by Diego Rivera featured in the exhibition include:
  • Autorretrato (Self-Portrait), 1930
  • La Canoa Enflorada (The Flowered Canoe), 1931
  • Vendedora de Alcatraces (Calla Lily Vendor), 1943
  • El Joven de la Estilografica (Portrait of Best Maugard), 1914


Field Trip: "Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913-2013"

Here are the days for our field trips:
November 5, 2012 - ALL 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

Featured are artwork produced during six key years between 1913 and 2013. Concentrating on groundbreaking moments when major modern movements and radical new strategies emerged, the book provides an overview of the innovations and achievements of the last century, including the new visual languages of Cubism and Futurism (1913), the convergence of Surrealism and New Vision photography between the wars (1929), the large-scale abstract painting of midcentury (1950), the merging of art and life in the early 1960s (1961) and the embrace of identity politics and appropriation by artists in the late 1980s (1988). A series of new commissions by three contemporary artists represents the art of the present moment.

Image Credit:

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923‐1997)

Girl with Ball, 1961

Oil on canvas

60 1/4 x 36 ¼ inches

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson

© 2012 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

2012: Lower School students visited the High Museum of Art this year to see the Picasso to Warhol: Twelve Modern Masters exhibit.
Students attended the interactive performance that introduces the exhibit to kids.

Field trip dates for each grade level:
Jan. 6, Friday, 6th graders, 10 AM performance, 10:30 tour
Jan.10, Tuesday, 6th graders, 10 AM performance, 10:30 tour
Jan. 17, Tuesday, 4th graders, 10 AM performance, 10:30 tour
Jan. 31, Tuesday, 5th graders, 10 AM performance, 10:30 tour
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Click on an artist to find biographical info. Also, Please check out Videos Here

  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Spanish, 1881–1973
  • "Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?"Learn More
  • Henri Matisse
    Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse

French, 1869–1954
  • "I don't paint things; I only paint the difference between things."Learn More
  • Constantin Brancusi
    Constantin Brancusi

Constantin Brancusi

French, b. Romania, 1876–1957
  • "What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things..."Learn More
  • Piet Mondrian
    Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian

Dutch, 1872–1944
  • "Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture."Learn More
  • Fernand Leger
    Fernand Leger

Fernand Léger

French, 1881–1955
  • "The object in modern painting must become the main character and overthrow the subject."Learn More
  • Marcel DuChamp
    Marcel DuChamp

Marcel Duchamp

American, b. France, 1881–1968
  • "I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products."Learn More
  • Giorgio de Chirico
    Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Italian, b. Greece, 1888–1978
  • "To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits..."Learn More
  • Joan Miro
    Joan Miro

Joan Miró

Spanish, 1893–1983
  • "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music."Learn More
  • Alexander Calder
    Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

American, 1898–1976
  • "The universe is real but you can't see it. You have to imagine it. Once you imagine it, you can be realistic about reproducing it."Learn More
  • Romare Bearden
    Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden

American, 1911-1988
  • "Practically all great artists accept the influence of others."Learn More
  • Louise Bourgeois
    Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

American, b. France, 1911-2010
  • "Art is manipulation without intervention."Learn More
  • Jackson Pollock
    Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

American, 1912–1956
  • "It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said."Learn More
  • Jasper Johns
    Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

American, b. 1930
  • "Sometimes I see it and then paint it. Other times I paint it and then see it. Both are impure situations, and I prefer neither."Learn More
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

American, 1928–1987
  • "Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?"Learn More

2011: Although there will be no Art field trip this year, please check out Henri Cartier-Bresson (the father of modern photojournalism) at the High Museum . Cartier-Bresson captured images from the streets of post-World War II Europe to the Chinese Revolution in Shanghai. The exhibition features more than 250 iconic photographs.
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Children Playing in the Ruins. Seville, Spain. 1933

2010: Fifth Grade art students went to see Henry Moore's sculptures displayed at the Botanical Gardens. We had lunch at Piedmont Park where students enjoyed interacting with Isamu Noguchi's retro cool playscape.