Two exhibits at The High Museum make for a whimsical day out.

Mo Willems poses with his character, Pigeon. Photo: Marty Umans

Mo Willems poses with his character, Pigeon. Photo: Marty Umans

Seriously Silly!
The art and whimsy of Mo Willems Through Jan. 10

Knuffle Bunny, the Pigeon, and Elephant and Piggie are taking over the High Museum in an exhibit that is fun for both families and kids-at-heart. Not familiar with these characters? They were created by best-selling children’s book author and artist Mo Willems, and more than 100 of his works are on display, revealing his creative process and comedic genius to the public. Willems got his start as a writer and animator for “Sesame Street,” where he earned six Emmy awards. For the last 12 years, he has published books that portray the child’s perspective in difficult situations, as in The Pigeon Needs a Bath! and Waiting Is Not Easy! The content and images incite laughter and overall silliness in parents and kids alike.

Faux Sho by Ashley Anderson is a metallic acrylic on stonehenge paper.

Faux Sho by Ashley Anderson is a metallic acrylic on stonehenge paper.

Sprawl!
Drawing Outside the Lines Through Oct. 4

Locavores rejoice! The High Museum loves local artists, and in the exhibit “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines,” Georgia-based artists display more than 100 works on paper. ITP and OTP artists, including Buckhead’s Charles H. Reinike of Reinike Gallery in Miami Circle and those as far away as Columbus and Athens, are joining together to showcase Georgia’s collective talent. The collection will reveal the converging and diverging styles of regional artists and their overlapping influences. To celebrate the exhibit, the High will host its second Monster Drawing Rally on Sept. 19. During the event, 75 local artists will create works in the Robinson Atrium, which will be available to purchase for $75 each. Proceeds from the drawings will fund the purchase of more works on paper by regional artists for the museum’s permanent collection. – Jamie Hausman

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