If you haven’t been to The High Museum of Art in a while, now’s an awesome time to go. There are quite a few special exhibitions currently on display & coming soon that look like they’re well worth the trip.
On display through September 2, 2018 you can check out what will likely make my short list of favorite exhibitions: Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic. Featuring 200+ works that span the 90+ year history of the classic childhood tales, the exhibition will look at the origins, creation, & legacy of the stories written by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
And the Outliers and American Vanguard Art exhibition looks fascinating. On view through September 30, 2018, “this exhibition of 250 diverse works by more than 80 trained and untrained artists reveals how the mainstream art world has looked to artists without formal training for inspiration and innovation for more than 100 years.”
FYI: The High is undergoing its first gallery renovations and permanent collection reinstallation since 2005. As a result, all galleries in the Stent Family Wing (American Art, Decorative Arts and Design, European Art, Folk and Self-Taught Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Photography), including the Greene Family Learning Gallery, are closed for construction and renovation. The redesigned gallery spaces will open in October.
Want to check out the High Museum of Art on the cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.
1) While they last, $30 buys two tickets to the High Museum of Art and a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (The Original El Taco, Lure, Ecco, South City Kitchen, & more), thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
2) On Second Sundays at The High Museum of Art, museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., and there’ll be special activities & workshops. The next Second Sundays free admission day will take place on August 12, 2018.
3) All active & veteran military personnel as well as one guest will receive free admission to The High Museum of Art & free parking in the Woodruff Arts Center deck with proof of service. Proof of service includes valid military, retiree, military/retiree dependent identification card or a DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).
4) Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month, thanks to the Museums on Us program (discount applies to cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will be August 4 & 5, 2018.
And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:
- On view September 29, 2018–January 6, 2019: With Drawn Arms: Glenn Kaino & Tommie Smith
- On view November 18, 2018–February 17, 2019: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High, most of which are free with museum admission. Here are a few:
- Friday, July 20, 2018: Friday Jazz featuring Joe Gransden Big Band.
- Friday, August 3, 2018: First Fridays. From 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., there’ll be drop-in art-making workshops, live performances, gallery talks & tours, & more. August’s event channels the vibe of the Outliers and American Vanguard Art exhibition–you can don your best attire for an Alternative Prom, check out original dance work by choreographer Okwae Miller, make a corsage with Indie Craft Experience, to name a few.
- Sunday, August 12, 2018: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, including Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Baby Steps, & more. August’s event has a Tales & Tails theme in celebration of the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition–you can design your own treehouse, try your hand at an inflatable animal still-life drawing, check out a roaming Pooh-inspired performance, & get your stretch on with family yoga with Lucy Curtis, to name a few.
- Friday, August 17, 2018: Friday Jazz featuring Marquis Hare.
While you’re there, be sure to save some time to play around on the Sonic Playground, an installation of sound sculptures by Yuri Suzuki on Sifly Piazza. On view through October 7, 2018, the colorful sculptures “modify and transmit sound in unusual, engaging and playful ways.”
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.