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High Museum of Art Atlanta

An Overview—High Museum of Art Atlanta

Atlanta High Museum of Art offers its visitors with all the exciting things. This grand edifice sits on a 177,000-square-foot land and is the centerpiece of the Woodruff Arts Center campus. Designed by Renzo Piano, this museum was opened on November 12, 2005 for public viewing. Indeed, the High Museum of Art is a lively destination for art lovers round the year. The Museum is a storehouse of 19th and 20th century American art, European paintings, African-American art, contemporary art and photography.

History of the Museum

Located in the Atlanta’s Midtown, this museum was founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association. Indeed, it is the leading art museums in the southeastern United States. After being funded by Mrs. Joseph M. High, the first building of High was constructed in 1926. Later, in 1983 a Richard Meier designed building was erected that received worldwide acclaim and earned many design awards too.

In fact, the American Institute of Architects proclaimed this building to be ‘ten best works of American architecture of the 1980s’.Again in 2003, in order to celebrate the anniversary of Meier, the galleries and interiors of the museum were embellished to treasure its permanent collections for years to come. Gradually, three new buildings have come up in the periphery of this museum. These buildings showcase growing collections. It also provides increased educational and exhibition programs to its visitors. Besides, for their comfort and convenience, there are numerous amenities to address the needs of larger and more diverse audiences.

Highlights of the Museum

Some of the popular attractions and collections of the Museum includes:

  • Collection Highlights
  • Permanent Collection
  • Art Conservation
  • Publications
  • Works on Paper Room

To know more about the Atlanta High Museum of Art, you can visit their website.

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