High Museum of Art

#13 in Best Things To Do in Atlanta
High Museum of Art picture
High Museum of Art
1 of 2
Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images

Key Info

1280 Peachtree St. NW

Price & Hours

$14.50 for ages 6 and older; free for kids 5 and younger
Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun noon-5 p.m.

Details

Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.5scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

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 20th-century American art, including pieces by Thomas Sully, Norman Rockwell and Frederic Church. The museum also houses an impressive collection of Italian works from the 1300s to the 1900s and masks, figurative sculptures, ceramics and more from sub-Saharan Africa.

This art museum occupies three buildings filled with galleries, a highly recommended restaurant and a gift shop. When previous visitors weren't praising the museum's art collections, they were applauding its special events: From family tours to Friday night jazz performances, the High hosts a wealth of programs catered to a wide variety of age groups. Before you stop by, check the museum's calendar to see what's going on during your visit.

Admission for museumgoers ages 6 and older costs $14.50, while kids 5 and younger get in for free. All tickets include access to the property's permanent and special exhibits, as well as its on-site amenities. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Parking rates vary by day. If you'd rather not drive, you can hop on MARTA's train and get off at the Arts Center station, or take bus No. 37 or 110, which both offer stops near the museum entrance. Learn more about the High Museum of Art on the attraction's website.

See all Hotels in Atlanta »

More Best Things To Do in Atlanta

Atlanta History Center
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 18
#1 Atlanta History Center

Spread across 33 acres in Atlanta's trendyBuckheadneighborhood, the Atlanta History Center seeks to explore Georgia's past through comprehensive exhibitions, historic homes and miles of gardens and trails. The center's primary facility is the Atlanta History Museum, which showcases exhibits that span the region's history, from Native American culture to life in

Read more
Greg Williams/Flickr
See full list of Best Things To Do in Atlanta »

Explore More of Atlanta

Recommended

The 21 Most Beautiful Waterfalls to See Around the World

Discover which stunning falls offer once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

Kyle McCarthyApril 25, 2019

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019

50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019

The 13 Best National Parks in California

You won't regret adding one of these national parks to your California itinerary.

Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019

10 Beautiful Places to Visit in the South of France

Plan a getaway to these special destinations to soak up culture, cuisine and quaint atmospheres.

Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019

Best Carry-on Luggage of 2019

U.S. News rated the best carry-on luggage, considering recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019

The 11 Best Utah National Parks and Monuments to Visit

From birding to bouldering to boating, Utah's national parks have it all.

Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019

The 30 Best Zoos in the U.S.

Get an up-close look at wild creatures in natural settings at America's top animal parks.

Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019