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Museum currently closed, but will open to members and frontline workers from July 7 to July 17, and to the general public on July 18. Currently offering online programming, including a completely digital and educational "Field Trip Friday" experience, as well as virtual events.

High Museum of Art

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Call: (404) 733-4400 or visit www.high.org
Located in the heart of Atlanta, Ga., the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 16,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from pre-history through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process.

CANCELED: speechless: different by design

Saturday April 25, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Editor's Note: This event has been canceled amid growing concern over the coronavirus. Organized by the High Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, speechless: different by design merges research, aesthetics, and innovative new design to explore the vast spectrum of sensory experiences and ne...
Cost: Museum admission

CANCELED: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Saturday April 4, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Editor's Note: This event has been canceled amid growing concern over the coronavirus.

Less than 10% of Wikipedia's editors are women. Less than 17% of Wikipedia's biographies are about women. Let's change that!

-Take a tour and learn about women artists at the High

-Learn how Wikipedia works wi...
Cost: $14.50

CANCELED: Live Lab: Photography Residency and Exhibition

Monday March 16, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Editor's Note: This event has been canceled amid growing concern over the coronavirus. Organized by the High in collaboration with the international photographic cooperative Magnum, the Live Lab is a residency and related exhibition that will address contemporary life in Atlanta by involving the c...
Cost: $14.50

Paa Joe: Gates of No Return

Saturday February 29, 2020 12:00 am EST
Artist and master craftsman Joseph Tetteh Ashong (Ghanian, b. 1947), also known as Paa Joe, is the most celebrated figurative coffin maker of his generation. In the tradition of figurative coffins—or abeduu adekai (which means “proverb boxes”)—the structures represent the unique lives of the dead. ...
Cost: Museum admission

The Plot Thickens

Saturday February 22, 2020 12:00 am EST
Long before comics and graphic novels, artists used pictures to tell stories. This exhibition presents six series of etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts that do just that.
Cost: $14.50

Sights and Sounds: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

Sunday December 15, 2019 04:00 pm EST
Take a musical journey through this exhibition with your guides Dwight Andrews and Robert G. O’Meally as they explore how Bearden’s Profile series has inspired other artists across many different media. Composer, musician, educator, and minister Dwight Andrews joined the Emory College faculty in 1...
Cost: $14.50

Teen Friday Night Kickback: Winter Solstice

Friday December 13, 2019 06:00 pm EST
Join us for Teen Friday Night Kickback, a night of art making, music, and mingling on the second Friday of every month. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and fun surprises, all programmed for teens by teens. In the galleries, join the Teen Team for Art Talks Back, a lively in-gallery discussion that fo...
Cost: Free-$5

Talk: Alvin Hall and Jonathan Calm

Saturday December 7, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Join journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm for a discussion of their 2016 BBC Radio 4 documentary project The Green Book. A guide published annually between 1936 and 1967, The Negro Motorist Green-Book helped black travelers find safe and welcoming businesses during an era of virulent...
Cost: $15

Holiday Artisan Market

Friday November 29, 2019 11:00 am EST
Meet local artisans, and shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. You’ll be sure to find the best gifts for your holiday list! The Holiday Artisan Market at the High Museum of Art is a two-day event that brings together 20 of Atlanta’s top artists, crea...
Cost: Free with museum admission

Holiday Artisan Market

Friday November 29, 2019 11:00 am EST
Meet local artisans, and shop for handmade gifts including jewelry, textiles, home goods, accessories, and more. You’ll be sure to find the best gifts for your holiday list! The Holiday Artisan Market at the High Museum of Art is a two-day event that brings together 20 of Atlanta’s top artists, crea...
Cost: Free with museum admission

Virgil Abloh: “‘Figures of Speech’”

Tuesday November 12, 2019 12:00 am EST
This fall, the High presents the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Virgil Abloh, the modern, genre-bending artist and designer who became creative director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line in 2018. "Figures of Speech" focuses on Abloh’s creative process, collaborative work and pioneerin...
Cost: Museum admission

Fine Lines; American Works on Paper

Saturday October 26, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Fine Lines celebrates a recent gift to the High of 50 late nineteenth-century drawings from Atlanta collector Paul Stein that will be on view at the Museum for the first time. In addition, the exhibition features a suite of watercolors on loan from Stein. Together, these works highlight the diversit...
Cost: Museum admission

“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00 am EDT
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s indifference to human endeavor. "A Thousand Crossings" features more than 100 figure studi...
Cost: Museum admission

OneBeat

Friday October 4, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
A series of immersive and roving performances at the High Museum of Art, hosted by OneBeat.
Cost: $14.50

“‘Something Over Something Else’”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series

Saturday September 14, 2019 12:00 am EDT
Organized by the High Museum of Art, this touring exhibition is the first to bring dozens of works from Romare Bearden’s eminent “Profile” series together since its debut nearly 40 years ago. Inspired by the High’s recent acquisition of a key work from the series, “Something Over Something Else” is ...
Cost: Museum admission

Evening for Educators

Saturday August 17, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Welcome Back to School!

This event is FREE for teachers, school administrators, and community educators and up to five guests each. Join us for a special evening in partnership with the Alliance Theatre!

Cost: Free for educators

Illuminated Whimsy: Picture Books, Childhood, and the Work of Maira Kalman

Thursday August 8, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Dr. Paige Gray will discuss the history and influence of picture books and children’s literature, as well as the ways in which these texts both reflect and shape our ideas about childhood and how Maira Kalman’s work figures into this trajectory. Gray is a professor of liberal arts at the Atlanta cam...
Cost: Free (for members and with museum admissions)

Conversation Pieces

Tuesday August 6, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Join professional museum educators each month in looking closely at artworks in the Museum’s collection: one work, thirty minutes, deep conversations and discoveries. All curious and eager learners are welcome!
Cost: Free with admission

Supple Means of Connection

Saturday August 3, 2019 12:00 am EDT
The High Museum of Art has commissioned its first choreographer as artist in residence, glo founder Lauri Stallings, to create this new suite of live art designed for the Museum’s galleries. The choreography activates the Cousins galleries on the second level of the High’s Wieland Pavilion—relating ...
Cost: Free with museum admission

August Frequency Friday: 80s Night

Friday August 2, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
We’re hitting rewind at Frequency Friday! Dust off your acid-washed jeans because we’re throwing it back to the 1980s on August 2! Enjoy a Millionaire cocktail inspired by Max Makes a Million while grooving to the sounds of DJ Ree de la Vega at our after-work art party.
Cost: Free (for members and with museum admission)

July Friday Jazz

Friday July 19, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more. T...
Cost: Free with admission

July Second Sunday

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
On the second Sunday of each month the High offers FREE admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming! Enjoy art-making activities, tours, performances, and the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Cost: Free

Curatorial Conversation: Heather Pesanti and Michael Rooks

Saturday July 13, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join the High for a discussion about curatorial practices and ideas between Heather Pesanti, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin, and Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum.
Cost: Included in admssion

Patron Member Exclusive: Closing Cocktails Celebrating European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection

Thursday July 11, 2019 05:30 pm EDT
Help us toast this remarkable exhibition before it returns to Washington, D.C.! Join fellow Donor Patron and Sustaining Patron members on Thursday, July 11 for this exclusive celebration. Explore the exhibition with Claudia Einecke, the Frances B. Bunzl Family Curator of European Art, and enjoy on...
Cost: An exclusive benefit for Donor Patron and Sustaining Patron Members

July Frequency Friday

Friday July 5, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Beat the heat at Frequency Friday! Escape to Europe through the eyes of van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and other legendary artists in European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection as the Summer Series continues. Dance to soulful sounds and enjoy a glass of Picasso Punch sangria at our after-work art party.
Cost: Free with admission

Music and Masterworks

Saturday June 29, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Spend an afternoon indulging your eyes and ears. We begin the afternoon with an organ concert at First Presbyterian Church played by Director of Worship and the Arts and Organist, Jens Korndorfer. The musical pieces chosen are inspired by European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection.
Cost: Included in admission

“The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children”

Saturday June 22, 2019 12:00 am EDT
The High Museum of Art premieres this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. The Pursuit of Everything provides an immersive panorama of Kalman’s picture book career...
Cost: Museum admission

June Friday Jazz

Friday June 21, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.
Cost: Included in admission

Member Preview Day: Maira Kalman's Books For Children

Friday June 21, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Members, be the first to experience this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Members will have exclusive access to The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Boo...
Cost: Free-$5

June Second Sunday

Sunday June 9, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
On the second Sunday of each month, the High offers FREE admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming! Enjoy art-making activities, tours, performances, and the High's permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Cost: Free

June Frequency Friday

Friday June 7, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
This way for rosé! Escape to the nightlife of Paris with Monet, Degas, Cézanne, and other iconic artists in European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection at our after-work art party. Enjoy Parisian-inspired dance music with a glass of rosé to kick off our Summer Series at the High.
Cost: Included in admission
1280 Peachtree St N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400
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Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.