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1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.789229 -84.384969
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am - 5pm; Thu, 10am - 8pm; Sun, noon - 5pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
Great place for FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ! – One of my favorite places to go on a Friday night when they do they're Jazz Fridays. We usually meet up with friends here and I love going when they have a new featured artist; I loved the DALI exhibit last fall, they had a really great opening night. Great place for culture!!
High Museum.....??? – I was expecting a larger, more varied collection given that Atlanta is a beta-class world city, certainly much larger and wealthier than Norfolk or Richmond which do have reputable fine art museums.
The Museum does bring in interesting exhibits, but between these exhibitions the Museum is underwhelming and shallow.
I asked several staff members questions and they were at a loss to respond. This would have been okay if admission had been $5.00 or so... but the price was $18.00.... so I was expecting a lot at that price and was disappointed.
Right now, I would call the Museum more of a fine arts center with great potential for growth. I was surprised that such an important city as Atlanta has a third rate museum.
If I lived in Atlanta, I would join and support the Museum. Atlanta and the Museum need a better class museum given the city's importance in our nation.
One of the best cultural experiences in ATL – Built in the 80s as an architectural work of art itself, the High maintains a fresh, modern structure that has been considerably stepping up its game. Bringing in collections from the Louvre, works from Di Vinci, Monet, and all the other big boys along with local artists making a splash, the High is a wonderful place to cash in on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to engage in history and art. With events such as jazz and martini nights, the High is custom tailoring its approach to the modern day clientele. Perhaps the best exhibit I have witnessed was the civil rights photography exhibit - which is what the High excels in: relevance, history, and geography.
The High is one the best cultural experiences in Atlanta – Being a native Atlantan, it is nice to see such a great
representation of our cultural growth over the years!
The High is an Art Piece in itself and has great
exhibits that my whole family can enjoy!
student=second class citizen – I purchased the student ticket to the museum for 15$, not a bad price but not a good discount either. The ticket person told me that i could see all of the exhibits. I walked through one wing of the museum and on the 3rd floor i was not allowed into a "members only" area. Ok, no big deal. I finished viewing that wing and tried to move on to the next. I wasn't even allowed into the next wing!!! Again members only! What did i pay for? I was so disgusted that i left without even attempting the 3rd wing. There are no signs that i saw stating that certain areas are members only, or signs at the ticket counter stating that whole collections would not be accessible with a regular student ticket. It was embarrassing to walk through a revolving door and be told by a staff member that you aren't allowed in and must go back out immediately. I felt deceived and cheated.
Wonderful family educational day – The High Museum is very pleasing architectually. Continually innovative exhibits that draw you in to its very invitings warm atmosphere. A great family fun day at the musuem.
The Louve Is Alive In Atlanta! – As a long standing member of the High Museum, I'm totally blown away by the current exibit, on loan from The Louve. All the great masters are here, many have not been moved out of Paris in hundreds of years. The current expansion, and the new Anne Cox Chambers Wing, is more than outstanding. We are now a world class desination for the Arts! Bravo! Atlanta!
The museum unveils its newly expanded galleries and collection to the public. – The Scene
Designed by Richard Meier, the High was named one of the 10 best works of American architecture of the 1980s by the American Institute of Architects. The imposing white structure provides a stark modern contrast to the sky. Architect Renzo Piano's recent expansion doubles the size of the space while maintaining the minimalist look. Galleries are interlocked and easy to navigate, thanks to a spiralling ramp that circles an atrium and branches off to each level of the museum.
The museum houses a growing body of contemporary art, a wonderful decorative arts section, beautiful 19th-century landscape paintings, and five centuries of European painting and sculpture, as well as African masks and ceremonial figures. Big exhibitions come to the High, usually the lone Southeastern stop on national tours. Past exhibits included works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rockwell, Michelangelo and other giants in art history.
Disappointment – The exhibits are nice, the building is great, but I found the staff unhelpful and often poorly informed. I received permission at the front desk to photograph part of a special exhibit, but moments later was asked to leave because I took a photo of an Egyptian artifact. When asking questions of the staff, they were often unable to answer questions.
I am amazed this is in Atlanta!!! – For a city not known for its culture, this is an incredible museum. It impresses in local art and international classical art. I had never joined a museum (or anything like it) before and was convinced that my money would be well spent at the High. For my membership I get some free passes and a few other trinkets. The passes alone are worth it. Just to be able to get in on days and times that the crowds are not (and during some big events the public does flock) is worth it.
Check for student discounts and coupons, they are everywhere.
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