Atlanta’s renowned High Museum is gearing up its Access for All Free Day on May 15. This day promises an immersive experience for art enthusiasts of all ages, featuring a rich tapestry of conversations, workshops, performances, and even sound baths. 

Taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, the Access for All Free Day invites visitors to indulge in a day of exploration, dialogue, and artistic expression. Whether you prefer to roam the galleries independently, engage in thought-provoking discussions, or unleash your creativity through art-making, there will be something for everyone.

One of the highlights of the day includes the Conservation Spotlights, taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Here, participants will have the unique opportunity to gain insight into the meticulous process of artwork conservation. Led by experts from the Atlanta Art Conservation Center, these informal conversations will delve into the intricacies of evaluating and treating select artworks, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the museum’s conservation efforts.

Additionally, the day will feature Contemporary Conversations with Art21, held at the Hill Auditorium and Museum Galleries at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Through a series of short films and informal discussions, attendees will explore how contemporary artists respond to and reflect upon the complexities of our modern world. From shifting power dynamics to challenging the status quo, these conversations will shed light on the diverse perspectives of living artists, both at the High Museum and beyond.

Each film screening will be followed by a Q&A session lasting approximately 30 minutes, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage with the material on a deeper level. 

Following the formal sessions, guests are invited to continue their conversations in the galleries, fostering an environment of exploration and exchange.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register to secure their spot for this free event. For more information, visit

Photo: Workshops, performances and exhibitions are on tap.