NOTE: The High Museum of Art is closed until further notice. However, this Lenten pilgrimage in art can be engaged digitally through these webpages. To see the artwork associated with each station, simply click on the title of the work and you will be taken to its webpage.
Thank you for your interest in the Stations of the Cross at the High Museum of Art. The links and information below will help you prepare for your visit as well as navigate the museum once you arrive. We pray that this unique pilgrimage will enrich your journey through Lent.
- Jayna Hoffacker and Father Desmond Drummer
Acknowledgements by Jayna Hoffacker
Pastoral Introduction by Fr. Desmond Drummer
Art Introduction by Jennifer Cawley
High Museum of Art
Everything you need to know about the High can be found on the museum's website.
Visiting the High as a Pilgrim
Even though you will be experiencing a spiritual pilgrimage through art at the High, conduct yourself as a regular museum patron. You will pay for admission and will be treated as a regular guest. Like a scavenger hunt an educator would prepare for students, this Stations of the Cross is an independent curation. While the museum staff at the ticket desk and in the galleries are happy to help with information about navigating the museum, they will not know about the details of the Stations of the Cross at the High. As such, be mindful of how you frame your questions so that the museum staff can be in the best position to help you. In that the High is a religiously neutral space, be sure to read the Pastoral Introduction before beginning.
Allow yourself about 1.5 hours to engage this Stations of the Cross.
For those visiting the High as a group, we encourage large groups to reduce congestion by 1) breaking into small groups of no more than four and 2) staggering participation. Of course, groups should be particularly mindful to maintain silence. The Coffee Bar in the High's lobby as well as the Ovation coffee shop on the campus of the Woodruff Arts Center are wonderful places to share in conversation and reflection before and after engaging the Stations of the Cross.
Questions & Feedback
Jayna Hoffacker is the program coordinator for Justice and Peace Ministries in the Office of Life, Dignity and Justice in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Father Desmond Drummer is the pastor at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and chaplain at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School.