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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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 October 6 & 7, 2018.
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 September 9, 2018.
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).
Through September 30, 2018, you can take advantage of Swaptember Savings: If you show a membership card for a participating attraction, you’ll save $10 on a membership to the High Museum of Atlanta. Participating attractions include the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Booth Western Art Museum, Breman Museum, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Center for Puppetry Arts, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Chattahoochee Nature Center, & more.
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
FYI: Admission to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will not be included with regular museum admission for either ticket holders or members. General admission tickets for the exhibition are $29 for visitors age 6 & older and $5 for guests age 5 & younger, and they will go on sale beginning September 17, 2018. Tickets are expected to sell out, so order soon to guarantee your spot to see these amazing works. If you miss out on online ticket sales, you can try your luck at the door–100 same-day general admission tickets will be available at the box office daily during the exhibition.
Bonus: Your Infinity Mirrors ticket grants you entrance to the rest of the High Museum of Art on the day of your timed ticket, so plan to make a day of it when you head out.
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:
Friday, September 7, 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. September’s event will have a Tailgate Party vibe. Bonus: They’ll be celebrating The Bitter Southerner’s birthday with Southern stories in the museum.
Sunday, September 9, 2018: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, including Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Baby Steps, & more. September’s event has a Have a Field Day at the High theme.
Friday, September 21, 2018: Friday Jazz featuring Christopher Allison.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, including Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Baby Steps, & more. October’s event has a Family Pride at the High theme.
Friday, October 19, 2018: Friday Jazz featuring Rasheeda Ali.
Sunday, November 11, 2018: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, including Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Baby Steps, & more. November’s event has a Meet the New High theme.
The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.