High Museum of Art

The High has more than 15,000 works in its permanent collection, with a focus on 19th-/20th-century American art; including work by African American and Southern artists. Other significant holdings include European paintings, modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art, decorative arts, and African art.
 
Educational programs extend groups’ visual literacy skills as they read, write, listen, and speak about artwork. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Fulton County.
Tel: 404-733-4400.
Website: www.high.org.
Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday (open until 9:00 PM on Fridays), 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday.
 
SCHOOL
Tours allow students to construct meaning as they explore art traditions, history, themed exhibits, and more. They can also learn about artists’ role in using imagery to tell stories, or embark on a 2-hour STEAM tour to explore the ways artists are like scientists. Schools in Georgia that receive Title I funding may be eligible for the Art Access Program, which provides free admission, transportation reimbursement, and a “Welcome Back” pass.
 
Contact Info
Name: Milo Reid.
Phone: 404-733-5250.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Language Arts/English, Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: STEAM, language arts, visual art, American history, culture, social studies, African American history, architecture, photography, technology, printmaking, creative problem solving.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 10 students, max. 120 students. Larger groups accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 12:1.
Registration: Online – www.high.org/schooltours.
Food Options: Groups may bring lunches and have a picnic on our lawn.
Cost: $8 per student, additional $3 each for workshops. Groups receive one free chaperone ticket for every seven students. Additional chaperones are $10 each.
Title I or Financial Support: Schools that receive Title I funding can apply for the Art Access program, which provides free museum admission and bus reimbursement.
Accessibility: The High Museum welcomes students and educators with disabilities. We provide an array of inclusive programming through our School Programs department, which offers educational supports upon request and will strive to customize your museum experience to fit the needs of all learners.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Each Homeschool Day at the museum focuses on a featured artist, exhibition, or theme. Activities include scavenger hunts, tours, and art-making workshops.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 404-733-4400.
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: STEAM, language arts, visual art, social studies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours.
Registration: Online.
Cost: Fee.

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