Looking for something free and fun to do in Atlanta? The High Museum of Art has got you covered!
On the second Sunday of every month, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art offers free admission from 12 – 5 p.m. Just grab a sticker at the ticket counter, and you’re good to go explore!
Second Sundays also feature special family-friendly programs from 1 – 4 p.m. including tours, performances, and art-making activities.
High Museum Exhibitions and Collections
Stent Family Wing
We like to start off in the Stent Family Wing, which houses the High’s more than 16,000 objects in its growing permanent collection. Level 2 holds European and American art through the 19th century, including pieces by Monet and Renoir. Level 3 holds American art from the 19th and 20th centuries along with art nouveau, glass, and arts and crafts. The Skyway level is my favorite with the collection of American and European modern art and decorative arts and design works. The top level also has folk and self-taught artwork.
We then cross the bridge to the Weiland Pavilion, working our way down through the rotating exhibitions. This big space is where the larger pieces of modern and contemporary art are displayed. I’m always drawn to the abstract art with bright colors. Kevin is a fan of the giant concave dish sculpture by Anish Kapoor.
But Kevin is not always impressed with modern art.
Anne Cox Chambers Wing
The Anne Cox Chambers Wing, along with the second and lower levels of the Weiland Pavilion, holds the special exhibitions. Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, featuring more than 120 artists, is on display through January 7, 2018. Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, a series of picture-book art, is on display through January 21, 2018. Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night, a photographic project exploring the psychological affects of solitary confinement, is on display through March 4, 2108. Al Taylor, What Are You Looking At?, a series of sculptures and drawings, is on display through March 18, 2018. And “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography, exploring the history and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, is on display through May 27, 2018.
What’s your favorite collection/exhibition at the High Museum of Art? Let me know in the comments!