LocationHigh Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
This collaborative experiment invited Atlanta, its families, and its artists into the design process to reimagine the High Museum’s family-focused space.
Museums around the world have been undergoing a seismic shift from places where people go to observe art to places where people go to interact with, and even create, art. We teamed up with the High Museum and artists Esteban Patiño and Jaime Hayon to craft an interactive space where the museum could explore new ideas and activities with its visitors.
The museum’s first foray into public prototyping, Art Lab consisted of a series of installations that let children and adults create and imagine together by taking a playful, tactile approach to art education. We explored participatory extensions of Hayon’s work, allowing visitors to make their own stop-motion movie using his imaginative characters. And the Ism-Izer mirror helped visitors learn about art movements through play as they transformed their reflections into impressionist, abstract expressionist, or pointillist self-portraits.
The Art Lab turned a former gallery space into an exciting living laboratory, and the High gleaned valuable insights directly from the local community to inform the redesign of its Greene Family Learning Gallery.
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