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High Museum of Art Atlanta

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High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta
GA
30309
Tel: 404 733 4444

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The stunning Meier, porcelain-enameled building is the ideal setting for the High Museum of Art's collection of over 12,000 pieces of art. A towering atrium soars to four interior levels, with the galleries moving from 18th and 19th-century collections near the ground floor to the cutting edge of contemporary art on the upper levels. Lower level galleries have been dedicated specifically to African art, photography, works on paper, and the works-on-paper study center. Renzo Piano's design of the new Wieland Pavilion and the Anne Cox Chambers Wing features a special roof system of 1,000 light scoops that capture northern light and filter it into the skyway galleries. The Wieland Pavilion houses part of the Museum's modern and contemporary collection and the Anne Cox Chambers Wing features special collections.
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    Considering most people in the city are patrons of football and not patrons of the arts, the High is an impressive collection. The museum brings in a few solid exhibits a year that compliment the permanent collection nicely. Better yet, they do an excellent job hosting a wide range of activities that emphasize learning as it pertains to the arts. Simply put, there's something for everyone. #Atlanta #Art #Museum

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    Be sure you go with a friend who has a residence in Fulton County. If you want to go as a complimentary guest, go here! This is a great date spot to experience wonderful works of art. The main attraction until the 14th of September is the Dream Cars exhibit. With a smaller number of cars on display, you can actually take pictures! What a dream to live it and capture it with photos. Such a grand time!

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    As one of the only high art museums in Atlanta, the High is a force to be reckoned with. I enjoyed the Dream Cars exhibit twice this season (I make it a priority to see it every year) and we've also enjoyed the Kids programs this summer. The Morello photography exhibit from a few months ago was BY FAR one of the best I've ever seen at the Museum and surely beat out that Americana/Cowboys vs Indians collection they were oddly so very proud of earlier this year. They've got LOTS of deals now so check out the website for memberships and discounts.

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    I took my four-year-old son here with friends for a culturally-fused field trip, and was very pleased with the eclectic displays. As a whole, the architecture of the High Museum is spacious, beautifully laid out, and easy to navigate.

    The permanent collection, comprised of a great deal of American and European work, was somewhat bolder than I had expected, and it was excellent to explore both through my own eyes, but through my son's. Another display that stood out was outdoors in the piazza, an interactive display, fully adult and child friendly,...Read More

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    I remember seeing a picture of the High Museum years before stepping foot in the doors and I fell in love with this modern building. The walls of windows and the curves and rounded exterior were beautiful. I was just amazed at the beauty inside and outside with stairways that lead to skylights, gorgeous wood floors, and hidden rooms! The building itself is almost as beautiful as the art that is displayed on the walls! I have been to my fair share of Museums and this by far is the most beautiful museum I have ever been to! Not to mention I have attended...Read More

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by Alexandra Drouhard

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I took my four-year-old son here with friends for a culturally-fused field trip, and was very pleased with the eclectic displays. As a whole, the architecture of the High Museum is spacious, beautifully laid out, and easy to navigate.

The permanent collection, comprised of a great deal of American and European work, was somewhat bolder than I had expected, and it was excellent to explore both through my own eyes, but through my son's. Another display that stood out was outdoors in the piazza, an interactive display, fully adult and child friendly, called "Mi Casa, Your Casa". Large, red, metal house-like frames were displayed in neighborhood-like fashion; some with swings, where children could swing and view the art from within the piece.

Other perks of the High include the onsite cafe, with surprisingly fresh and healthy food options, as well as an interactive play area for children. The children's area is actually quite advanced, and provides activities that promote creativity and hand-eye coordination. Another thing that I noticed was a wine and tapas area for adults during evening events, which looked upscale and enticing; definitely a great find for a date night.

Overall, we are considering getting passes for our family after the experience. Note to those interested, student annual memberships run for only $35/year, and children five and under are always free and can participate in Toddler Thursday's. Don't miss out!

-Alexandra Drouhard

by Kay Robinson

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I remember seeing a picture of the High Museum years before stepping foot in the doors and I fell in love with this modern building. The walls of windows and the curves and rounded exterior were beautiful. I was just amazed at the beauty inside and outside with stairways that lead to skylights, gorgeous wood floors, and hidden rooms! The building itself is almost as beautiful as the art that is displayed on the walls! I have been to my fair share of Museums and this by far is the most beautiful museum I have ever been to! Not to mention I have attended a number of great events hosted in this facility. I just recently attended the Jazz Fridays which is ever third Friday of the month during the spring and summer months and it was wonderful.

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