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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
404 733 5000
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Ranked #14 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This stunning, porcelain-enameled building was designed by famed architect Richard Meier and is rivaled only by the art inside. Featuring American, European and African art, as well as decorative art and photography, the High Museum boasts a permanent collection of over 11,000 pieces, many of which can be viewed from different levels of the four-story, glass atrium.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Went there expecting to see a lot of art collection, but was disappointed to see so few on display. Chicago's Art Museum is still the best for me.

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The High Museum is graced with terrific facilities and rich collections, especially in American, folk, and contemporary art. Not truly a universal collection, the High is especially known for its temporary exhibitions, often borrowed from some of the world's great museums.

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This museum always manages to entice collectors and other museums to loan their finest art to the High. Their special exhibitions are truly worth a visit. They are also building a permanent collection that will eventually entice the crowds by itself.

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Snellville, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The High is worth the annual membership many times over. I went to the special car show and was pleasantly surprised. The cars were beautifully exhibited and excitement was in the air. I went with my adult daughter since the rest of the family had already attended. We stayed several hours admiring the cars. My personal favorite was the old... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is the place for you! The building itself is an architects dream! I love the different galleries and exhibits on hand. I love the interactive displays as well. The children zone is very cute and quaint. Very nice museum indeed!

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoyed the special collection and the Florence cathedral exhibit. The house out front should not be missed as it changes perspective as you walk past. It is very nice, and Groupon will get you in for ten bucks. Park on the opposite side of Peachtree and save money as well. The restaurant is very good.

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Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a museum that not only provides the opportunity to view truly exquisite art, such as the current special exhibit of Cezanne and his contemporaries, but is also a place that does not take itself too seriously. The exterior art is fun and the whole building ambience lends itself to the visitor feeling comfortable and at home.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Was in town for a conference and visited the High on a Saturday. I enjoyed it very much. Coming from DC where the Smithsonium Museums are free, it was pricey. 12.00 to park and 20.00 to get in. However I had a nice time. There were paintings and sculptures and music and photography. I especially loved the Florence Cathedral exhibit.... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The building was so light and airy. We really enjoyed the Cezanne exhibit as well as the regular collection.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

More of a regional art museum than a major player, the High Museum has a magnificent building that is worth seeing. The problem for me has always been that their permanent collection has never been up to the standard of the gorgeous building. I try and visit when there is a temporary exhibit I want to see. The new temporary... More

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