High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the southeastern United States. Located in Midtown Atlanta's arts and business district, the High has more than 13,000 works of art in its permanent collection.

The Museum has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American art; significant holdings of European paintings and decorative art; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the only major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art.


Exhibitions and events

African Art: Building the Collection

Permanent exhibition

In celebration of its newly expanded Fred and Rita Richman Gallery for African Art, the High will showcase nearly 40 recent acquisitions of art from Africa to enter the permanent collection. African...

Howard Finster: Paradise Garden

Permanent exhibition

Although many people became familiar with the Reverend Howard Finster through his 40,000 late-20th century paintings, the centerpiece of his work was Paradise Garden. This outdoor museum was built to...

The Golden Rule: Works from Lenore and Burton Gold in the High Museum of Art

Permanent exhibition

The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of Twentieth-Century Art represents the Golds' collecting activities over a period of thirty years. Together, Lenore (1930–1996) and Burton (born 1929) assembled...

Molly Hatch: Physic Garden

Permanent exhibition

The High Museum of Art has commissioned contemporary ceramicist Molly Hatch to present Physic Garden , a two-story tall, hand-painted "plate painting" that is now installed in the Museum's Margaretta...


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