NileGuide Expert Says:
Worthwhile art museum with world-renowned traveling exhibits
NileGuide Expert tip:
Set aside at least two hours to see the exhibits.
- 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 the cutting edge of art on the upper levels. The High has increased in size to 312,000 square feet (29,000 square meters) 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 plays frequent host to the 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.
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