Earlier this month, I stopped by The High Museum of Art to check out Habsburg Splendor, and I’ll be using my membership to take the family to see it soon.
The stunning exhibition features works from Vienna’s Imperial Collection, from exquisite carriages & armors to intricate paintings & carvings, and spans six hundred years of art collecting by the Habsburg family, one of Europe’s most powerful and long-lived dynasties.
Plus, I dropped by for the media preview of the Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibition. It’s amazing. Herpen’s blend of technology, unique materials, & design make it a fitting display for The High. You’ll see dresses that were 3D printed, pieces that incorporate oddities like umbrella tines, works crafted from unusual materials like steel blended with silk, & more.
Want to explore 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, $25 buys admission for two to the High Museum of Art, thanks to a deal on Travelzoo.
2) Fulton County residents & students get in free from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; valid ID required. The next free day is Saturday, December 5, 2015. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).
3) On the second Sunday of the month, everyone receives free admission to the High Museum of Art as part of the Second Sunday Fundays activities at the Woodruff Arts Center. Admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m. with family-friendly programming from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The next Second Sunday Fundays will take place on December 13, 2015.
4) All active & veteran military personnel as well as up to three immediate family members 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).
5) During Friday Night Lates, you can get half-off admission every Friday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Even better: The half-price admission deal is valid for Friday Night Music Remix, too, which takes place on the third Friday of the month & showcases live music by artists of all genres.
6) Other ongoing discounts: Zoo Atlanta members save $3 off adult admission or $10 off a membership. If you have a PBA Advantage card or an ASO or Alliance Theatre subscriber card, you’ll save $3 off admission. ARTSCard members get $2 off admission.
7) Mark your calendars: November is College Month at the High Museum of Art. College students with ID can purchase walk-up & online tickets for $5 each.
Curious about what you’ll see while you’re there? Here are a few of the current exhibitions at The High:
- On view through January 10, 2016: Brett Weston (photographs)
- On view through January 10, 2016: Seriously Silly! The art & whimsy of Mo Willems
- On view through January 17, 2016: Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections
- On view through January 31, 2016: American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life
- On view through May 15, 2016: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
And mark your calendar for upcoming exhibitions:
- On view February 28-May 29, 2016: Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
- On view February 28-May 29, 2016: Vik Muniz
- On view June 12, 2016-August 14, 2016: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High. Here are a few:
- From 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, you can get creative on the cheap during the Day After Thanksgiving event. There’ll be art-making workshops inspired by Iris Van Herpen, live music by Jared & Amber, Alliance Theatre for the Very Young performances of Play the Play with Cat the Cat, carriage rides around the Woodruff Arts Center, demonstrations by members of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and more. FYI–It’s free for members & included in the price of museum admission; the half-price Friday ticket deal kicks in at 4:00 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28: Holidays at The High Artisan Market. From 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday & 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, you can shop a one-of-a-kind mix of wares created by local artists. It’s free to browse the museum shop & market.
- Friday, December 18: “Sounds of Vienna” classical concert at the Robinson Atrium. Free with museum admission.
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.