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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE | Atlanta, GA 30309 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 3.5 (3.7)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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The High Museum of Art's aesthetics begin with the physical structure itself. The Richard Meier-designed building is covered in white porcelain that is mirrored on its interior, which also features winding walking paths and an interesting light system at the top. The most noteworthy part of the collection is the 19th- and 20-century American art, including pieces by Thomas Sully, Howard Finster and Frederic Church. You might also swing by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation collection, which features Italian works from the 1300s to the 1700s, and the museum's group of sub-Saharan African art.

A recent, $130-million expansion has spread the museum out into three buildings, which has allowed for more gallery space, a new highly recommended restaurant and a fabulous gift shop. "In addition, they have events on Friday evenings where you can come listen to Jazz and have a drink while enjoying the beauty offered within the museum," notes one TripAdvisor user.

Admission starts at $19 for adults, but the High also accepts the Atlanta CityPASS. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with shortened hours during the week. Be sure to check out its website for more information on special events.

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