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Lifelong Learning

November 1, 2022 | Laurel Humble

First and third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon

Join museum educators in looking closely at artworks in the Museum’s collection: one work, thirty minutes, deep conversations and discoveries. All curious and eager learners are welcome! Conversation Pieces meets in person on the first Tuesday of each month and virtually on the third Tuesday of each month. Visit for details. Free for members.

Tuesday, November 8, 1–2:30 p.m.
Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern

Tuesday, January 10, 1–2:30 p.m.
Monir Farmanfarmaian: A Mirror Garden

Members: $14, Not-Yet-Members: $18

Discuss key artworks, movements, and themes on view in the High’s upcoming exhibitions. These conversations are participatory in nature; they are not lectures. Come as you are, and share your observations, thoughts, and questions.

Tuesday, December 6, and Wednesday, December 7, 1–3:30 p.m.
Members: $20, Not-Yet-Members: $30

Work with modeling clay to create sculptures that focus on the power of hand gestures to communicate information and emotion. This workshop will draw inspiration from Rodin’s expressive works and will incorporate hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab building.

For more information, please email or call 404-733-5034.

Take a deep dive into art and art history in these multi-week courses taught by experts and local creatives. 

As They Appear To Be: Constructing Images Through Photography
Wednesdays. October 26–December 7
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
(No class November 23) 
Members: $200, Not-Yet-Members: $250

Offered in connection with Deana Lawson, this online photography class will prompt participants to construct their own distinctive smartphone photographs that speak to notions of identity, representation, and human relationships. Led by Nydia Blas, the class will explore the opportunities and technical possibilities inherent in using smartphone cameras and the ways we can fashion images that convey information—true or untrue—about ourselves and others. Visit for details.

Left to right: Nydia Blas, Kaveh Rafie, and Leili Adibfar

Monir in the Mirror of Contemporary Art
Thursdays, February 23–March 16
1–2:30 p.m.
Members: $200, Not-Yet-Members: $250

This online class will examine the diverse artistic and cultural contributions of artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922–2019) within the historical context of Iranian and global art practice since the 1940s. Led by Kaveh Rafie and Leili Adibfar, PhD candidates at the University of Illinois, Chicago, class sessions will focus on the artist’s early life and work in Iran, her experience of living and working in New York, and her participation in culturally diplomatic exchanges between the two nations. The class will review Farmanfarmaian’s vast experimentations with various media and techniques, including reverse glass painting and mirror work, as well as the legacy of mirror work in contemporary Iranian art. Visit for details.