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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
404 733 5000
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Ranked #15 of 192 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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Canton, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Visit the High often so you can see the new and varying exhibits and events held in this beautiful building. Admission is very reasonable but it's best to buy a yearly membership.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A great structure with an impressive collection of works, including permanent sculpture and glass pieces that are quite unique. The Andy Warhol of race riots was particularly memorable, but the one thing that stuck with me was that the staff and security was by far the most friendly of any art museum I've ever been to. Always quick with a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went to the High Museum specifically to see Wynn Bullock's exhibit called Reflections. The museum is in downtown Atlanta, but parking is available near by in some very tightly packed parking garages. We enjoyed the selection of hammocks in the plaza outside the museum. They do let you take non-flash photos if you sign a copywriter release and wear... More

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Kissimmee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The dream cars exhibit was so cool and offered excellent information on each car. The rest of the museum was also great plenty to see not enough time to see it all

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have been a docent at the High for five years and can tell you from experience that each visit will leave you with new insights and a sparked imagination. The lower level in the Wieland wing is often overlooked so it is rarely crowded--the African Galleries are there as well as rotating works on paper and photography. Weekday afternoons... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been going to High Museum a lot over the past 5 years when I would visit my parents, there's always some to see. Even the permanent collections are worth repeat trips. The special exhibits changes with enough frequency that you can go a couple times a year.

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NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What I most enjoyed about the museum was the collection inspired conversation. We attended the Dream Cars exhibit Everyone was taking photos and discussing features of the cars with other visitors. The other art was well arranged and much of it also invited conversation. There is nothing stuffy about the facility. Well designed. I would not say this is the... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a very doable museum. Sometimes museums can be daunting but this one is manageable. There is so something for all ages. The collection of hammocks outside is a great start to a visit. Remember, though, it's always a lot easier to get in one than get out of one! I always forget that. The contemporary art collection is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If it was not for the special car exhibit the rest of the museum had nothing for us. Nothing throughout the rest of the museum perked our interest. I would probably not visit again unless another "special" exhibit comes through.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The High Museum of Art is one of Atlanta's treasures. They usually have excellent exhibits, programs for adults and kids and Friday Jazz at the High is one of my favorite events. Membership is worth it and they often have special deals where you can get a membership for less, so look around. Plus it's in Midtown - you can't... More

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