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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia 30309 USA

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“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.

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Chini Tiongco

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  • 78 Helpful
August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0

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!

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Chelsea Koglmeier

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October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0

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

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cmmfood

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September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0

What a wonderful place to bring family and friends! The Dream Cars exhibit was phenomenal!

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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, Georgia
30309 USA

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