A walk through the High Museum of Art's permanent collection is a journey through time and across continents. Collections consist of more than 12,000 pieces and include 19th and 20th century American and decorative art, significant European pieces, modern and contemporary art, photography, African art and folk art.
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  • African Art

    African Art

    The High's African collection has grown to encompass the dynamic diversity of African art forms from ancient to contemporary.

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  • American Art

    American Art

    An independence of spirit not only defines America, but also its art.

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  • High Museum of Art: Decorative Arts & Design

    Decorative Arts & Design

    The High's Decorative Arts and Design collection is the most comprehensive survey of American decorative arts in the southeastern United States.

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  • European Art

    European Art

    The collection includes important works from Renaissance and Baroque artists like Bellini and Tiepolo to 19th century French impressionism including Monet and Pissarro.

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  • Folk Art

    Folk Art

    The High is the only major museum in North America to have a full-time curator specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art.

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  • Modern & Contemporary Art

    Modern &
    Contemporary Art

    You don't need to travel to New York or Los Angeles to view breakthrough work by the major artists of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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  • Photography


    Decisive moments in photography are yours for up close and personal viewing with the High's photography collection.

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  • Collections Research at the High

    Collections Research

    An investigation of selected objects in the different curatorial areas of the High Museum's permanent collection.

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