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High Museum of Art, Atlanta

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Immerse yourself American, European, and African art at High Museum of Art, a renowned art museum in the southeastern United States. The museum, designed by Richard Meier, is a work of art in its own right and features a porcelain-enameled facade. Visit the museum's permanent collection, which displays everything from modern photography to Monet. View many of the notable classical and contemporary works from the structure's multilevel glass atrium. Also be sure to check out lectures, programs, and visiting exhibitions. In the past, this museum has collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art, the Louvre, and many others. Put High Museum of Art into our Atlanta online travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Atlanta.
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  • I didn't hear about this place prior to visiting Atlanta but I got curious mainly because of its name ("why High?") and so off I went to visit it, which I did by taking the subway from where we were s...  more »
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  • My wife and i come here whenever we travel to Atlanta. They change the exhibits up enough that every time we go (every 3 to 4 months) there's something new. Even looking at the permanent collection is fascinating every time, and as far as art museums go, it's the most accommodating I've been to. The staff are nice, very professional, and even the security has been very friendly and understanding. We've never explored the whole thing, each part takes hours to fully explore whilst appreciating or learning to appreciate. All of the exhibits that i was afraid i wouldn't understand had ample explanations detailing the meaning behind the art, and gave me direction on perceiving art that i had no understanding of from the start. Plan a whole day here, as a few hours might not be enough, depending on how serious you are to learn/appreciate. I've been to many art museums and this one definitely takes pride in its exhibits. Definitely worth a day out with a date if you want to engage your mind, and well worth the money. Go early and stay longer to make good use of it. Food is expensive on property.
  • I came here on Jazz night which they have on every 3rd Friday of the month right now. But besides the awesome show you can go on the other levels to see the artwork. Very clean and artwork displays were awesome. It would be nice if the workers there could snap a quick picture of you but they can't..although they encourage picture taking. The artwork changes so it's best to go as often as you can. There is a parking garage there since parking on the street is very limited.
  • I went to Friday night Jazz at the High for the first time ever and saw an amazing quintet led by saxophonist Marquis Hare. He seemed to be a crowd favorite, when I walked in the lobby there was an uproar of applause after the song they just performed. I spent the night toe tapping and enjoying the Winnie the Pooh exhibit with my son. I will definitely be back for the jazz tunes again, I hope that quintet will be there. Cheers to those gentleman, well done!
  • Beautiful collection of art. One of my favorite mid-sized museums. The building itself is BREATHTAKING, the bright light coming in through the windows is lovely and the architecture is interesting. The modern art portion is full of massive works and is truly awe inspiring, and throughout the entire museum they have nearly every age and style represented. I could spend days on end here and never be bored.
  • The pieces here are really beautiful. There’s always something new happening and it’s a great way to spend a few hours as there multiple levels inside. Right in the heart of the city too so it’s near a bunch of other great spots. Parking can be a little tricky but that’s just part of being in the city.

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