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High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art

Art Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
Midtown, Atlanta
189 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • jazz music
  • fulton county residents
  • toddlers
  • free admission
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  • Rae
    RaeJanuary 3, 2015
    If you are going as a family, check out the family membership. Its a great value ... with a surprise discount it turned out to be the same price as one visit. Bonus we skipped the line for tickets!
  • Carl W.
    Carl WhiteApril 1, 2013
    My favorite way to relax is to spend an hour or two wandering around the High. Not only a great way to relax and unwind it is also inspiring if you have any creative juices flowing through your body.
  • Val D.
    Val DouisSeptember 30, 2016
    The IMAX film on our planet was awesome. I will definitely go back for more movies. Live music prior with tapas , but the best thing was their encouraging us to bring our martini's into the theatre.
  • MsTiffany_
    MsTiffany_December 28, 2014
    Perfect place for the art lover. They have offers for free admission as well. I love the variety of exhibitions they have throughout the year.
  • Get Local ATL
    Get Local ATLApril 5, 2012
    Parents: ever been a fine art museum that's also kid friendly? Now you have! Check out the High Museum's Toddler Thursdays for fun crafts that will bring out the inner artist in your little ones.
  • Jay C.
    Jay ChampionDecember 31, 2014
    The Tallis "Spem In Alium" recording is amazing. Forty speakers, each playing 40 individual singers in eight 5-part choirs. Listen just before it starts to hear the singers talking and warming up!
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoAugust 14, 2013
    The museum routinely hosts spectacular exhibits like the recent Picasso to Warhol event, and the superb permanent collection is filled with impressive gems like the folk art collection.
  • This Is My South
    This Is My SouthSeptember 6, 2014
    The South's best art museum has traveling exhibits like pieces from the Louvre as well as a permanent collection of American and European works from Neoclassical to modern. Read more
  • Ben T.
    Ben TinsleyJune 24, 2012
    A huge white building of modern architecture that houses some great permanent collections as well as some really worthwhile travelling collections. If you have time, you should check it out.
  • Jay Willis BBA, AAT-CIS, BA, HEO, AA-Math, AS General Studies
    The upper floors are always captivating. Good for casual tourist and deeper interests. Read the information throughout, for even more entertainment. Their art appreciation is easy to understand.
  • Beatrix B.
    Beatrix BaloghFebruary 14
    Definitely go to First Fridays! First Friday of every month and it's generally a themed event with great music, booze, and fun activities for adults and kiddos.
  • Alan P.
    Alan PriceOctober 23, 2013
    A nice museum. It has a lot of stuff and can get overwhelming. Remember to check and see if you have a membership to a museum with reciprocal agreements. It can save you $$$.
  • Tricia B.
    Tricia Bean3 weeks ago
    Friday night jazz program and visiting exhibitions are what shine here. Regular collection is solid but expected and uninteresting.
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaJanuary 22, 2013
    Art lovers and soon-to-be mothers alike can visit the High Museum where the film adaptation of the best-selling book, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" was filmed.
  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    With its collections of classic and contemporary exhibits, the High consistently ranks as one of Atlanta's top must-sees.
  • Atlanta Meetings
    Atlanta MeetingsJuly 29, 2013
    The High Museum of Art offers a diverse selection of art including 19th-20th century American works, European paintings, African and African-American, modern and contemporary art.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 23, 2015
    Came for Toddler Time on Thursday. Lots of fun activities and the galleries are quite child friendly.
  • Focus Pointe Global
    Love the art, but have little ones? Try Toddler Thursdays to make the art a little more accessible to your kids. Want more tips? Check out Kid Friendly Summer Fun - Atlanta! Read more
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJanuary 11, 2016
    Fashion lovers should make their way to the Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibit while at the High Museum of Art. This is the collection’s North American debut with over 45 pieces.
  • Cellucor
    CellucorFebruary 1, 2013
    Amazing art exhibits; we recommend the special evening events like Friday Jazz! It adds to the overall museum experience!
    MARTAGuide.comMarch 8, 2014
    Can't be any closer to the Arts Center MARTA station! Take the escalators/stairs/elevator all the way up to Arts Center Way, three levels up from the train platform. Read more
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 28, 2015
    Good museum but some of it could be curated better. Lots to see though so check it out.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    This architectural stunner has a renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and an exhibit resume with highlights like Frida and Diego, Picasso to Warhol, and Salvador Dali: the Late Work.
  • VeBox
    VeBoxMarch 23, 2013
    The High is a cultural icon of the Atlanta landscape. Stop by to experience its award-winning resident collections and special exhibitions.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    Once a month, the High hosts Friday Jazz, with live music performances and costumed models for visiting artists to sketch (pads and drawing boards provided). Read more
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    Well known for its catalog of 19th and 20th century masterpieces, the High also boasts the only full-time curator in North America dedicated solely to folk and outsider art. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Julie
    JulieApril 30, 2015
    If you have kids 5 and under, try toddler Thursday. Story time, crafts and play room among priceless art.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BleimesNovember 1, 2016
    Beautiful architecture with great holdings of contemporary art (find the Anish Kapoor!) and photography.
  • Max C.
    Max CollinsJanuary 1, 2016
    They have excellent traveling galleries. I saw an exhibit on the Habsburg Dynasty that was informative and fantastic.
  • Nikki D.
    Nikki DavisJune 7, 2013
    You've GOT to check out the gift shop before you leave. It has the most clever, unique stuff for the creative people in your life.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Admission to the High is free for Fulton County residents the first Saturday, and free for Bank of America card holders the first weekend of every month!
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LamDecember 3, 2011
    Free admission for Fulton residents (with valid ID) every first saturday of the month.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PhelpsMay 25, 2013
    Don't park in colony square even if you think it's convenient. It often has only one person working at night and you'll be stuck forever leaving a big event.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanApril 19, 2016
    Current Vik Muniz exhibition is a must see. take a tour to learn the intricacies of his process, and be prepared to be blown away.
  • Chad K.
    Chad KagenJuly 26, 2013
    Like a thief in the night I stand in front of a masterpiece And I can't tell you why It hurts so much To be in love with a masterpiece
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncAugust 22, 2011
    Did you know? The High is the only major general museum in North America to have a curatorial department devoted specifically to folk and self-taught art. Read more
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SullinsNovember 18, 2013
    Go during the live jazz concerts on Friday's once a month. Take in exhibits from the Louvre in France, and self taught southern artists.
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best things about the kids Learning Gallery is the abundance of seating for adults!
  • GeorgiaJazzAlliance GA
    GeorgiaJazzAlliance GAFebruary 15, 2011
    Friday Jazz is an evening of art & music every third Friday of the month, including extended hours with full gallery access and food and drink available for purchase.
  • Kris W.
    Kris WhalleyOctober 21, 2016
    it's a fun museum good amount of art parking is easy
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States.
  • Mary C.
    Mary ConnellJune 29, 2013
    "The Girl With The Pearl Earring" exhibition is amazing!! Go during the week and you won't have to fight the crowds.
  • Aubrey Ramon L.
    Aubrey Ramon LewisDecember 1, 2015
    The best museum in Atlanta & connected to an awesome collection of arts & entertainment venues.
  • Tiff S.
    Tiff StewartJune 6, 2015
    Came here for Gordon Parks exhibit but got to see some really exhibits along the way. And the staff is very nice :-)
  • Video_Bean
    Video_BeanJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome shows and great cultural events!! A must view anytime your in Atlanta.
  • Occupy My Family ATL
    Occupy My Family ATLMarch 12, 2013
    Circle the block to look for inexpensive parking options before you settle for parking in the deck below the Arts Center.
  • Brent J.
    Brent JonesDecember 4, 2010
    Stay at The Palomar, Atlanta's Art In Motion 4-Diamond Boutique. Book the High Museum package and get tickets to the museum and free parking. Visit hotelpalomar-Atlanta and reference rate code PHMP.
  • Bijoy G.
    Bijoy GoswamiDecember 23, 2010
    Get the audio tour and listen to the kids' clips (depicted by his mustache). They capture Dali's childlike and playful perspective perfectly!
  • B98.5
    B98.5July 12, 2013
    Just a few months ago Andy Richter was featured on Conan, showcasing the High Museum of Art. He was dressed up in full Zombie makeup from the TV series “The Walking Dead.”
  • Jamal L.
    Jamal LiverpoolApril 30, 2016
    All of it especially Eric Carle's collection of books being exhibited.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzDecember 27, 2012
    Fast Forward >>1913-2013, a temp exhibit, surveys events and art of the last 100 years including videos.
    savoryexposure.comOctober 10, 2011
    Walk-up admission is free for Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month!
  • Julie
    JulieAugust 15, 2014
    Take advantage of traveling exhibits. Currently dream cars. Half price Friday evenings.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-Carlton2 weeks ago
    While visiting the High Museum of Art make sure to see the special exhibit “A Conspiracy of Icons: The Art of Donald Locke” through April 23.
  • @iShedJ #Instagram
    @iShedJ #InstagramMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    - Friday Jazz #third Fridays through Sept. are amazing #classic #timeless #cool vibes and good spirits...
  • Val D.
    Val DouisOctober 1, 2016
    Please don't climb on the dinosaurs as the museum gets rather agitated and may ask you to leave the premises
  • Hadrian X.
    Hadrian XIVOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Definitely attend a culture shock, or one of the other big museum events they tend to be fun.
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMay 23, 2014
    Experience the largest Museum in the Southeast! Visit for info on exhibitions and events.
  • Lee S.
    Lee ShepNovember 27, 2010
    A membership isn't much more than a day pass an has a ton of perks. Definitely consider it if you'll visit more than once.
  • Lawrence W.
    Lawrence WadeOctober 21, 2012
    Jazz Nights are Romantic. Unique atmosphere to see and be seen
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Download the ArtClix app and sync your Facebook and Twitter profiles... Bring your earbuds & save some money on the audio tour
  • Emin D.
    Emin DEDEMarch 29, 2013
    There, I have seen some of the masterpieces of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol with my own eyes for the first time in this mortal life.
  • Derek O.
    Derek OlsonFebruary 2, 2012
    I guess Thursday is "toddler day". Wow, really irritating. I should get in free for not bringing a crying child.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Bishop Gary H.
    Bishop Gary Hawkins Sr.October 23, 2014
    Must go!!! The place is so educational and enlightening.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FrizzellJanuary 7, 2012
    Come early! It gets packed with a lot of people after 1pm.
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fulton County residents get into the museum for FREE on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Keila K.
    Keila KirkApril 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Free for BofA cardholders on Second Saturday of each month
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MartinMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Join Art Partners to get exclusive access to lectures, artist studio tours, and private home tours.
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaNovember 28, 2012
    Buy the audio tour for $5 and get added information about the exhibits.
  • kreativly G.
    kreativly George MolatoJune 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    awesome place to take photos of the architecture!
  • Camille W.
    Camille WilliamsonAugust 30, 2013
    Try the 1280 cafe. Has lite courses for lunch.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Contemporary collection is v good.
  • Alison P.
    Alison PientaNovember 22, 2012
    Free admission with military id and free daily tours of museum highlights
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RosinMarch 24, 2013
    Frieda and Diego exhibit was amazing. Don't miss it
  • Stylenu B.
    Stylenu By IrisDecember 27, 2014
    Had a great time very nice outing
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChorpenningMay 16, 2014
    Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas members' preview starts today! Goes through 9.7.14.
  • Dyana B.
    Dyana BagbyApril 25, 2013
    Don't forget to go to top floor to check out folk art
  • James O.
    James OsborneApril 3, 2014
    Perfect first date spot or get your kids out of the house.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LMarch 16, 2011
    Fulton county residents are given free entrance the first Saturday of every month.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PhelpsFebruary 17, 2013
    The audio tour is a must! They're iPods now and way more interactive...
  • Jon J.
    Jon JefferyDecember 24, 2013
    The photography in the wild west exhibit was amazing!
  • Bina E.
    Bina ESeptember 15, 2013
    The top floor is the most interesting to me. "The Girl With The Pearl Earring" exhibit was impressive.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CanalesJanuary 17, 2013
    Free Admission for Bank of America customers the first weekend of every month. See B of A website Museums on Us.
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DeanFebruary 19, 2011
    On the evening of every third Friday they have Jazz Friday with live jazz. Check it out!
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AureliusNovember 20, 2011
    Bring your smartphone headphones. Grab their app & wifi. It's amazing!
  • Annette M.
    Annette MillerMarch 10, 2012
    Fulton County residents get in for free the first Saturday of each month!
  • Daniele A.
    Daniele AvelarNovember 16, 2015
    Cute and nice museum. It's worth visit it.
  • Keith
    KeithSeptember 11, 2010
    Make sure to go upstairs to the third floor! The steps are worth it.
  • Entirely Art
    Entirely ArtMarch 29, 2011
    Did u know: @highmuseumofart offers free docent-led tours or audio guides? Look AND Learn!
  • Kevin Ross L.
    Kevin Ross LikinsAugust 2, 2014
    Free Admission for Volunteers During Youth Architecture Fair!!!! Aug 23 RSVP with Missy Bower
  • Darby Kim T.
    Darby Kim ThomasJune 6, 2010
    Residents and students of Fulton County with I.D. receive free admission on the first Saturday of each month.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FentonAugust 31, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Currently on view: "Dali: The Late Work" and "Photographs by Peter Sekaer". (and of course the permanent collection!) Admission gives you access to all.
  • Leigh Anne M.
    Great place to go! Lots of great art!
  • Hadrian X.
    Hadrian XIVFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The hot lunch in the cafe downstairs is never disappointing! Makes my tummy happy!
  • Starletta W.
    Starletta WatsonNovember 13, 2010
    Dali's dope, but don't forget to check out the Folk Art exhibit. Put's a whole new perspective on things!
  • Diana F.
    Diana F.December 28, 2011
    Make sure to check out the Photography Collection. Vik Muniz & Jeff Wall prints are found here
  • Benn H.
    Benn HarrisonFebruary 18, 2012
    Def recommend getting a membership. Pays for itself in 2 visits
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 24, 2010
    The Automobile exhibit is AMAZING, they extended it 1 week so you have until June 27!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 15, 2013
    Lovely times with lovely friends!!!
  • @jyi
    @jyiJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check in and get $5 off entry. (summer 2014)
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