Atlanta

United States



Address:
1280 Peachtree Street
GA
30309
Phone: 404-733-HIGH
Website: http://www.high.org

High Museum Of Art

The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located in Atlanta 's Midtown arts and business district, the High has over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection.


Permanent Collection

With over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum of Art has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art and decorative arts; significant holdings of European paintings; and growing collections of African American art, photography, modern and contemporary art, and African art. As the leading museum in the Southeastern United States, the High is dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art.


Exhibitions

The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece
April 28 – July 15, 2007
Skyway Level, Stent Family Wing

The exhibition, comprised of three newly restored panels and four decorative pieces from the Gates of Paradise, marks the first and only time the works will travel to the United States since their creation over 500 years ago.

Louvre Atlanta: Kings as Collectors
Through September 2, 2007
Anne Cox Chambers Wing

The French royal collections are the heart of the Louvre's present day holdings. This central exhibition of the first year features more than 30 works assembled during the reigns of Kings Louis XIV and Louis XVI, including a very special masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection—and Nicolas Poussin’s Et in Arcadia Ego.

Louvre Atlanta: Decorative Arts of the Kings
Through September 2, 2007
Anne Cox Chambers Wing

Featuring decorative arts commissioned for the courts of Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, this exhibition shows the dexterity and excellence of French artisans in the royal factories and includes fine examples of furniture, tapestry, ceramics and silver.

Louis Monza: From Politics to Paradise

Through August 19, 2007
Lower Level, Wieland Pavilion


Louis Monza: From Politics to Paradise features over 50 works the Museum recently acquired as a gift. The exhibition will track a narrative reading of Monza’s work, from the despair it expressed in the wake of World War II to its culmination in his personal paradise.

Romantic Eye: Drawings and Watercolors from the Ryals Collection
Through May 13, 2007
Lower Level, Wieland Pavilion

This exhibition highlights approximately 80 18th- and 19th...+ [ Read all ]


Forthcoming exhibitions

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990 – 2005
May 12 – September 9, 2007
Second Level, Wieland Pavilion

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990 – 2005 encompasses 175 images Leibovitz created on assignment as a professional photographer, as well as personal photographs of her family and close friends. The exhibition will debut at the Brooklyn Museum in October 2006, and will be on view at the High from May 12 through September 9, 2007.

Cecilia Beaux, American Figure Painter
May 12 – September 9, 2007
Second Level, Wieland Pavilion

This retrospective exhibition features approximately 85 oils, works on paper, and decorative objects, drawn from private and public collections. An internationally acclaimed figure painter, Beaux is widely regarded as the leading woman artist working in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her 40-year career represents a compelling and under-examined chapter in the history of American art.

Harry Callahan: Eleanor
September 8 – December 9, 2007
Lower Level, Wieland Pavilion

Inspiring Impressionism
October 16, 2007 – January 13, 2008
Special Exhibitions Galleries, Wieland Pavilion.

Louvre Atlanta: The Louvre and the Ancient World
October 16, 2007 – September 7, 2008
Anne Cox Chambers Wing

Louvre Atlanta: The Eye of Josephine
October 16, 2007 – May 18, 2008
Anne Cox Chambers Wing

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle
February 9 – May 4, 2008
Special Exhibitions Galleries, Wieland Pavilion

TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art
February 9 – May 4, 2008
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Cost

Admission to the High is always free for Members! Free tickets are also available to Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month. Active military receive complimentary admission with ID. Retired military and military dependents (spouses and children) receive $2 off admission. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Note: Last ticket is sold 1 hour before Museum closes.

Adults: $15
Seniors (65+)and Students with ID: $12
Children (ages 6 - 17): $10
Children (ages 5 and under): Free
CityPass Atlanta: $59

* An audio guide is included in the admission price.


Opening hours

Monday & Holidays Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Friday Jazz is held the 3rd Friday of every month from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Getting there

By Rail
The Museum and the Woodruff Arts Center are located at MARTA rail station N5: Arts Center Station, on the north/south line. The round-trip cost is $3.50. Exit the station at the top level and follow signs to the Museum.

By Bus
Visitors can access the Museum off MARTA bus Route 101, the Midtown Tourist Loop. Learn more at www.itsmarta.com.

By Car
Traveling I-85 Southbound: Take 17th/14th/10th St. exit 84. Bear RIGHT and take the 17th St. exit. Turn LEFT over bridge. Continue on 17th St., stay RIGHT past Spring St. & West Peachtree St. Turn RIGHT on Peachtree St. The High Museum of Art is on your RIGHT between 15th and 16th Streets.

Traveling I-75 Southbound: Take the 17th/14th/10th St. exit 250. Turn LEFT on 14th St. and pass Spring Street. Turn LEFT on West Peachtree St. Continue on West Peachtree Street to 17th St. Turn RIGHT on 17th St. Turn RIGHT on Peachtree St. The High Museum of Art is on your RIGHT between 15th and 16th Streets.

Traveling I-75/85 Northbound: Take the 10th/14th/GA Tech exit 250. Continue NORTH on the service road (Williams St.) to 14th St. Turn RIGHT on 14th St. Move to LEFT lane. Take the second LEFT on West Peachtree St. Continue on West Peachtree to 17th St. Turn RIGHT on 17th St. Turn RIGHT on Peachtree St. The High Museum of Art is on your RIGHT between 15th and 16th Streets.

Parking
There are a number of convenient parking garages, including: The Woodruff Arts Center Garage via Arts Center Way, Promenade Building at 15th Street, and garages at 1285/1293 and 1275 Peachtree Street.

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News and events

For listings of the High's varied news and events programs please see, http://www.high.org/experience/events/default1.aspx


Groups

Let us help you plan a group event that will keep everyone talking. Discounted pricing is available for adult, college, and senior groups of 10 or more persons. Groups also receive 10% off in the Museum Gift Shop. Plus, make reservations before the special exhibition's opening date and receive 2 free tickets! Learn more about current and upcoming special exhibitions and events at the High for your group.

Group Sales is currently taking Louvre Atlanta ticket reservations. To reserve tickets for groups of 10 or more people, e-mail groupsales@woodruffcenter.org or call 404-733-4550.

Adult group of 10 or more $12 each
College/Senior group of 10 or more $10 each


Schools

For information on student tours and resources for teachers please see, http://www.high.org/experience/education/school.aspx


Families

The High offers multiple weekly drop in art-making programs for families, as well as a variety of special family programs throughout the year. Most programs are free with Museum admission, and children under six years of age always receive free admission. Scroll below for a listing of weekly and special programs.

Weekend Family Tours: On Saturdays and Sundays, the museum offers free family tours of the permanent collection that leave from the Greene Family Learning Gallery at 2 p.m.


Adults

Drawing in the Galleries
Every Third Friday of the Month during Friday Jazz
Free with Museum admission and free to members

Each month during Friday Jazz, a live model—in costume, will be positioned in the galleries for patrons and visitors to see and capture with pencil and paper. The model will be positioned for short-term poses, ideal for gesture drawing and quick sketches.

Pencils, paper and drawing boards will be provided.

For the Adult programs please see, http://www.high.org/experience/education/adult.aspx

In addition to the many drop-in programs and lectures the High offers for adults, the Museum programs a number of special events, lectures, and films throughout the year. To find out more about these events, please visit the Events page.