Collections consist of more than 15,000 pieces and include 19th and 20th century American and decorative art, significant European pieces, modern and contemporary art, photography, African art and folk art. The High also collects works by Southern artists.
Award-winning architecture by Richard Meier (1983) and Renzo Piano (2005).
In collaboration with artists and designers, the High Museum has developed interactive and immersive installations for the campus’s central Sifly Piazza each summer since 2014. These installations, which are freely accessible to the public, aim to make the campus more open and welcoming to the community.
The Museum Guide: High Museum of Art: Selected Works from the Collection
Six infinity rooms alongside large-scale installations, key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present
Works bridging the past and present reckon with racial injustice in America
Surveys a broad sweep of the history of photography
100+ photographs capture the character of Hale County, Alabama
Decorative arts including quilts, ceramics, basketry and furniture
Celebrates the convergence of contemporary American photography, literature, and self-taught artists
Paintings and sculptures from the early-19th through mid-20th century