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Exhibits this weekend: Health, design intersect at MODA; High debuts 'Spinning Tops' on Friday


The Museum of Design Atlanta has organized a new exhibit, “Design for Healthy Living,” that explores the impact of the built environment on health.

The interactive exhibition provides examples from Atlanta and beyond that illustrate how these design strategies are employed to promote physical activity and healthy living. Among the Atlanta projects featured: the Atlanta Beltline, the Serenbe development, the redesign of Lee Street and Wheat Street Gardens.

The exhibit also features an installation by artist and designer Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio.

Through Aug. 9. $10; $8 seniors, military and educators; $5 ages 6-17 and college students. 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-979-6455, www.museumofdesign.org.

High Museum presents two openings Friday

The High Museum of Art celebrates the opening of “Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”), a site-specific art installation by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, on the Woodruff Arts Center’s Sifly Piazza, from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

There will be remarks at 6 p.m., followed by music from DJ EU. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Free.

Inside the museum, Shanghai artist Michael Lin’s “Utah Sky 2065-40 (Blue Curve),” a 2,000-square-foot painted installation, will debut on the Stent Family Wing atrium floor. Museum admission applies (but is half-price after 4 p.m. Fridays). www. high.org.


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