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The High Museum of Art in Atlanta- A must see

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If you are heading to Atlanta you have to check out the most famous and widely visited museum in the south, the High Museum of Art. Originally a family home but donated to the community for use as an art center, High Museum is exciting and rich in cultural art. The museum has lots to discover for both families and art coinsurers. The museum has a permanent collection that includes African Art, American Art, Folk Art, Decorative arts, and photography which total to 12,000 individual pieces. The High is also unique in that it makes a point to collect and showcase art from southern self-taught artists, which is rarely done in other museums across the country.

The museum itself can be considered a work of art with architectural designs from famous architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano. In addition to art and architecture, the High also holds special exhibits that cannot be found anywhere else. Before you make the journey to Atlanta be sure and check out the museum’s calendar to see what exhibits will be there during your stay. Also, from time to time famous individuals will hold lectures in the museum so be on the lookout for that as well. If you come during the third Friday of the month you can enjoy Friday Jazz where an established local musician delights museum guests with music as they tour the gallery. It is a fun way to spend a Friday, and offers you both entertainment and education during your visit.

The High Museum of Art is a gorgeous representation of contemporary art from all over the world, but the heart of the museum is in the contributions from local artists who are self-taught. If you want to discover what the south is really about and enjoy the art that can only come from the southern United States, then don’t miss the High museum when you visit Atlanta.


Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sun: 12 Noon-5 p.m.
Mon: Closed
Address/Map:  1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA ‎30309
Phone: (404) 733-4400
Website: Plan your visit to The High Museum of Art
Admission: $19.50 for adults | $12 for children (6-17) | $16.50 for seniors (65+) and students
Free for children under 5