Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon

In June, the High Museum of Art will unveil “Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures” by Jaime Hayon on Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza between the museum and Woodruff Arts Center.

On view June 3 through Nov. 27, Hayon’s four large-scale wooden sculptures interpret familiar shapes of animals and objects, such as a pig or a bell, and are designed with doors and slides for children to play on. There will be a series of performances, art-making activities and special events co-organized with local partner institutions during the exhibition.

The installation builds on the success of the High’s 2014 and 2015 commissions “Mi Casa, Your Casa” and “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”), both created by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Originally planned as a two-year project, the piazza activation program has been extended through 2017 with funding from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation through a grant to The Woodruff Arts Center.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.