The High Museum of Art is presenting an immersive environment within a monumental celebratory canopy by designer Tanya Aquiñiga at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza.

Titled “Happy Joylanta,” the installation continues the museum’s multiyear series of inclusive and inviting commissions to activate its outdoor space and encourage community engagement. The eighth installation of the series, it is on view through Nov. 26.

“This installation continues a nearly decade-long commitment to enliven our outdoor space and create places where visitors of all ages can gather and participate. It’s a unique art experience that encourages celebration and inspires play,” said Rand Suffolk, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director of the High. “We look forward to welcoming audiences to enjoy ‘Happy Joylanta’ and to see for themselves how members of our community have impacted the installation.”

Decorations from celebratory traditions such as kites, lanterns, floral garland and disco balls, will envelop the interior of the environment and create a spectacular panoply of layered signs and symbols. Aguiñiga held several workshops in Atlanta this year exploring papel picado, as it is known in Mexico.

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Photo:  A section of the “Happy Joylanta” canopy at the Woodruff Arts Center