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Atlanta is one of our nation’s great Southern cities, exhibiting a vibrant culture and lifestyle that’s all its own. While visiting be sure to get out and explore the many museums, art galleries, neighborhoods, shopping districts, restaurants and entertainment venues. The following selection only scratches the surface of all this beautiful city has to offer.
\Whether you enjoy American, European, or Modern and Contemporary styles, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is a world-renowned institution that aficionados should definitely make part of their itinerary. Devotees of history will find plenty to do, as well.
High Museum of Art—The High Museum is one of the nation’s leading art museums. Founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art was first housed in the family residence of Mrs. Joseph M. High along Peachtree Street. Today the museum is comprised of two separate buildings, with the majority of its main collection—which includes Monet, Tournier, Tiepolo and Ernst, amongst others—housed in the midtown building designed by Richard Meir, and its folk art and photography collections in the Georgia-Pacific Center. The High Museum prides itself on its 11,000-piece collection comprised of American, European, African, decorative and folk art, as well as photography and contemporary works and a top notch schedule of travelling exhibitions. Because it is continually expanding its collection, another building will join the High Museum on the Woodruff Arts Center campus. For a more interactive experience the museum features jazz music on Friday nights and family and youth programs on Thursdays, in addition to other educational programs and guest lecturers. Don’t forget about the Museum Gift Shop which features hundreds of unique items including prints of your favorite Van Gogh pieces, jewelry, posters and more. www.high.org