Since 1968 the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the leading art museum in the Southeast, has been providing interactive learning through a variety of unique spaces and projects. To mark the 50th anniversary of this commitment to interactive engagement, the High asked Roto to design and build a brand new version of its popular Family Learning Center – this time twice as large!
The unique designs for two distinct and interrelated spaces were based on goals informed by years of visitor observation, community expert input, and research, including a four-year study on family spaces funded by IMLS. Here, families make memories together, children learn to be curious about the art they encounter every day, and visitors are empowered to explore art collections more confidently.
The CREATE section of the exhibit is a bright and open studio devoted to visitors’ art-making skills, and centers not only on outcome but on the creative process itself. The deeply immersive EXPERIENCE section enables visitors to step inside art and explore what it means, how it feels, and where it can take us.
“We loved working with the Roto team! Their creativity, expertise in both content and fabrication, inhouse audience testing, collaborative spirit, and ability to listen were invaluable to the success of our project.”- Virginia Shearer and Julia Forbes, High Museum of Art