High Museum of Art Atlanta
From superb African artworks to design galleries, the High Museum of Art brings global creativity to the Atlanta Arts District. Even the building that houses the High Museum of Art is a conversation piece, an all-white landmark that contains light-filled galleries and a soaring atrium.
With a mix of permanent collections and rotating exhibitions, the High Museum of Art owns more than 15,000 individual art pieces. Exploring the galleries—which include African art, American art, European art and folk art, as well as photography, modern and contemporary art, and decorative arts and design—could easily take a day or more. Its location in the Atlanta Arts District means the High Museum of Art is sometimes a featured stop on art or walking tours of the area.
Things to know before you go
- The High Museum of art is a great stop for art lovers and architecture buffs.
- The museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
- Frequent events are tailored to everyone from families to music fans—check the museum website for details.
How to get there
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St NE, just steps away from other top Atlanta attractions. Pay parking is available on site in the museum’s parking garage, with additional street parking in the surrounding area. The Arts Center Transit station, just a 5-minute walk away, is served by Atlanta’s metro and bus systems. To reach the station by metro, take the red or gold lines; buses #27, #37, #40, #110, and #203 also stop at the Arts Center Transit station.
When to get there
It’s easy to combine the High Museum of Art, which is open from Tuesday through Sunday, with nearby attractions in the Atlanta Arts District. Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest days at the museum, with weekday traffic peaking on Fridays. Daily highlights tours are offered free with museum admission, and depart from the Taylor Lobby.
High Museum of Art Free Admission
Admission to the High Museum of Art is free on the second Sunday of each month, when the museum also offers family-friendly programming, hands-on activities, performances, story times, and tours. Ticket fees are waived for visitors aged 5 and below at all times; if you’re visiting with kids, the museum offers child-friendly tours designed for families.
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