Not only is it a leading art museum in the southeastern United States, the High Museum of Art is a congregation of history, architecture, and artistic expression that spans centuries, connecting Atlanta visitors to the past through an appreciation of human ability. Classic and contemporary art mix throughout the halls and galleries, joining over 15,000 works of art together into a movement of rejoicing, education, and enlightenment.
The High Museum of Art has a significant collection of 19th-20th century American and European artwork ranging from Rodin to John Singer Sargent, works that defined movements and eras. Picasso, Rembrandt, and Monet grace the walls of the European galleries while the museum's curatorial department has worked to enlighten the African art galleries with archaeological finds, ceremonial masks, fertility figures, and textiles elucidating the construction of tribal society. Folk art to decorative arts to photography and beyond, the visual art of the High museum are chosen to grant insight into human talent, ability and skill, and the power of the imagination across culture and time.
The High Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Sunday. Tours, audio and docent led, are given upon request while various museum programs are scheduled based on topic and age level.