The High Museum of Art located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. The High is located on 1280 Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city’s arts district. The museum has over 15,000 works of art including decorative art, European paintings, African American art, modern and contemporary art, photography and folk art.
The museum has monthly specials such as Second Sunday Fun Days where admission is free every second Sunday. Another special is Toddler Thursdays where they have artmaking workshops that explore the High’s collection through letter, numbers, colors and shapes. For teens they have what is known as Open Studio, which is every first Friday of the month where teens can participate in different arts and crafts using paint, charcoal, metal and fabric.
Beginning April 2 the High has the exhibition “I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle.” They will feature over 80 of his collages and take visitors on a journey from 16 of his most popular books. From June 11- August 14th The High has an exhibition titled “The Rise of the Sneaker Culture.” This exhibition includes 155 sneakers and follows the evolution of the sneaker from its origins to its role in the present day. Featured are sneakers from Nike, Adidas, Converse, Puma, Reebok, Prada as well as some private collectors. Also featured are designers who collaborated with artists to create the shoe such as Kanye West and Damien Hurst.