“The leading art museum in the southeast”
High Museum of Art of Atlanta is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States with more than 12,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The Museum has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; significant holdings of European paintings and decorative art; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High Museum holds more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection. More than one-third of the High's collection was acquired after the museum announced its plans for expansion in 1999. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Claude Monet and Dorothea Lange. In 1958, 29 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation were donated, establishing the core of the High’s European art collection. Highlights of the Kress gift include Giovanni Bellini's Madonna and Child, Tommaso del Mazza’s Madonna and Child with Six Saints and Tiepolo’s Roman Matrons Making Offerings to Juno (c. 1745-50). The High places special emphasis on supporting and collecting works by Southern self-taught artists, such as Howard Finster, and includes a contextual installation of sculpture and paintings from his Paradise Gardens. The Museum includes a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of self-taught art, a distinction unique among North American museums. The High’s Media Arts department produces an annual film series and festivals of foreign, independent and classic film.
Every third Friday of the month, there's an amazing night of Jazz, with evening live music performances and live costumed models. I think the models are for visiting artists to sketch and general entertainment value. Well worth the visit!!!
Admission: $18 adults; $15 students and seniors; $11 children (6–17); free for children 5 and under
I was surprised that there's a Dream Cars exhibit. It was really exciting and the displays were truly amazing. Breathtaking! There was also an American Artists exhibit with lots of beautiful art paintings, glassware, furniture, porcelain, and many more arts. There were also different artifacts from Africa, interesting collections and exhibits. It was an art filled day!
Living in Atlanta affords a multitude of opportunities to take in cultural landmarks, and the High Museum is at the very top of that list! If you haven’t visited the High Museum, or haven’t been in awhile, it’s SO much more than just an art museum (although their carefully curated collections will always remain the highlight of your visits.)
Every second Sunday of the month, the High Museum offers free admission for everyone. Our family goes regularly (especially since parking on Peachtree is FREE on Sundays also!)
What a wonderful place to bring family and friends! The Dream Cars exhibit was phenomenal!
Love this place for the whole family!
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High Museum of Art
- Tue - Thu, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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