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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
404 733 5000
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Ranked #16 of 193 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This stunning, porcelain-enameled building was designed by famed architect Richard Meier and is rivaled only by the art inside. Featuring American,... more » 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. « less
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What can I say? We just visited the MET in NYC and have toured the museums in Paris and London several times. It is not a fair comparison. That said, the High is a very nice museum... both the building and the displays. Parking is easy and the lunch food we had at the High restaurant was excellent. We arrived... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We spent hours wandering around, and could have stayed much longer if my feet hadn't given out. Everything was interesting or beautiful or historical or just cool. They always get great traveling exhibits and their collections are so varied and so well presented that you'll find something different every time. The High is going to be on my list each... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I particularly enjoyed the folk art section. I also found the floor plan very confusing and missed an entire wing. Had to backtrack to look for it. Overall a good experience

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

this is one of my favorite art museums! The permanent collection is fantastic...we also did a Jazz night with drinks! Super fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We unfortunately only had a couple of hours at this museum, and we could have happily spent 4 or more hours there. We had a city pass (very good value) so thought we would pay a quick visit. The art museum was within walking distance of our hotel (the Loews) which was handy. We had time to visit the cars... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Limited art lots of empty space that could utilized. While some artwork was truly nice it just seemed extremely limited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After all of the hype it was very disappointing to see the little amount of art and exhibits the high art museum had to offer. There was a lot of un-used space with the high point being the section that housed exhibits from the Baroque, Rococo Periods. Being someone that has visited numerous art museum all over the United States... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The exhibits represent a very broad range and it is difficult to see it all in one day. Locating the front door is a bit of a hike, but the maps, once you get inside are quite helpful. The security staff are very courteous and helpful. The exhibits are imaginative and well prepared.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The High Museum is great. The exhibits range from interesting to simply mind-blowing. It's good to check the schedule so you know what to expect going in - recently they had the "Dream Cars" exhibit, and I can imagine that might be disappoint if you went in expecting the main exhibit to be paintings or sculptures. I've never been to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The High Museum of Art is an enjoyable way to pass the day! While the museum is not the same enormous scale as the National Gallery of Art or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is a small to moderate size that houses many genres of art from numerous time periods. We have spent an entire day walking the museum... More

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