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“Good to See, but the Best is the Architecture”
Review of High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art
Ranked #10 of 293 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Considering we are in Atlanta, not exactly a cultural mecca, this is a good museum for what it does provide. The current exhibition is Modern Art, on loan through April, 2012 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, shows a good selection of Modern Art from Picasso to Warhol, notably Mondrian, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollack and Matisse. Be sure to get the audio tour to get the most from the experience. Also, while you are there, visit the main hall, especially the nice collection of classic sculptures and American paintings and furnishings exhibit. In the Main Hall, you will climb the spiral staircase around the perimeter of the building.... note the award-winning architecture. Its a great design for the purpose. Also, be sure to check out their Jazz presentations and wine tastings on Fridays. Lively crowd and good appetizers, too. Get there early! There's a good restaurant outside on the courtyard as well, very stylish environment. Enjoy!

Thank Sylvia C
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

I was here a few years ago and it was OK. It was a bit of a pain to get to and the art was decent too but I would not go again unless they had something specific I wanted to see.

Thank James B
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We liked the museum and the Picasso to Warhol exhibit.
The exhibit was well done, quite crowded with student groups.
The permanent collection was small, but it was worth the long ride to see the MOMA works. All works we had seen before in NY, but it was neat to see how the curator put them together.

Thank 33rainbow
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Maybe i'm just used to the many wonders of the Art Institute of Chicago and the MoMA, but this was a bit disappointing. I live in Atlanta now, so I go for special exhibits and such. It's very over priced, though. And not very exciting. If i were traveling in Atlanta I would find something better to do with my time.

Thank eburns7
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Being a local, The High Museum is the perfect place for both visitors and locals to visit. The space itself is beautiful and they have some great exhibits. The visiting exhibits also offer something new and refreshing. Make a point to visit before the conclusion of the Pablo to Picasso show. We loved the museum so much we became members and make a point to visit every month or so. They also have an app available for the iPhone, which allows you to take snap shots of certain pieces and a description of the piece comes up. Very cool! I would recommend downloading before visiting.

Thank Richie248
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