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Atlanta Art Museums


Atlanta is a cultural center of the South and has a number of art museums to visit. The largest is the High Museum of Art, which has both permanent and rotating collections of masterpieces from around the world. There are also a number of smaller museums and art galleries in Atlanta.

The High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is a world-class museum with a large permanent collection. The museum's permanent collection spans multiple floors and a range of styles including African, American, European, Folk and Contemporary and Photography sections.

Current Exhibitions: The Art of Golf, through June 24, 2012
Discover the royal and ancient game as depicted by landscape and portrait artists, photographers, pop artists, and sculptors through the ages. There are also a number of additional temporary exhibitions on display.

Pricing: Adult admission is $18; Seniors and Students are $15; Children ages 6 - 11 are $11; Children under 5 are free. This includes admission to both permanent and special collections.

Discount Admission to The High Museum: The High Museum offers discount free admission for Fulton County residents and university students in Fulton County on the first Saturday of every month. Currently, Bank of America also runs a program that grants free admission to cardholders the first weekend of every month. On Thursday evenings, the High stays open late and and offers half priced admission from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location:The High Museum of Art is a part of the Woodruff Art's Center, located in Midtown at Peachtree and 16th Street. For Marta access, use the Arts Center station.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center operates more like a gallery than a museum in that it doesn't house a permanent collection. They do, however, host 8 - 10 unique exhibitions per year.

Current Exhibitions: Painters Painting, running through June 24, 2012. This exhibition draws its inspiration from Painters Painting, a 1972 documentary which examines American art movements from Abstract Expressionism to Pop.

Pricing: Members are free, non-members are only $5; children and seniors are $3; Children under 3 are free. On Thursdays the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center offers free admission for everyone.

Location: The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is located in West Midtown. There is plenty of free parking on site.

Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) rotates contemporary art exhibitions. Currently, the exhibition is titled Stories in Form: Chair Design by Portfolio Center. Running through June 3, 2012.

Pricing: Members are free, non-members are only $10; children and students are $5; Seniors and military personnel are $8.

Location: MODA is located in Midtown, right across from the Woodruff Arts Center complex. The museum does not have a dedicated parking lot. Use the Arts Center Marta Station or park in surface street lots.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) primarily features artists from Georgia. The permanent collections features more than 200 different Georgia artists and 650 individual works. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions in a variety of formats.

Pricing:Admission is free for members and only $5 for non-members; $1 for students and seniors.

Location: MOCA GA is located in South Buckhead at the TULA Art Center on Bennett Street. The tucked away location off of Peachtree Street is near Piedmont Hospital.

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