It is hard to miss this ultra-modern, stark white structure on Peachtree that houses Atlanta's finest collections of classic ... More
High Museum of Art
It is hard to miss this ultra-modern, stark white structure on Peachtree that houses Atlanta's finest collections of classic and contemporary art. A towering atrium soars to four interior levels, with the galleries moving from 18th and 19th Century collections near the ground floor to cutting edge art on the upper levels. The High has increased in size to 312,000 square feet with three buildings designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano: the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion, the Anne Cox Chambers Wing for galleries, and an office building. The High is a frequent host of most important touring collections as well, hosting exhibitions featuring artists like Pablo Picasso and Norman Rockwell. The High also displays old prints of Abe Lincoln and of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
The City of Atlanta should have the ability to support a true museum. The Highs' permenant collection is in line with a city the size of Macon Georgia. The attitude of the staff is borderline snobbish. This institution has a lot to learn. Take some lessons from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, or hell, Indianapolis.
The American Collection is beautifully arranged, and superbly presented. The Beardon Exhibition was a real treat, and the brochure that went with it was beautifully done, as was the Children's Guide. You really "iced the cake" with your printed materials, and set the standard for other museums, who may not do that portion of their exhibitions as well as you do. Have read and reread them...congratulations on great printed pieces, which I have tucked away in my American Collection at the High book for future reference.