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THE EVENTS and places OF ATLANTA’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THAT HAVE AND ARE TRANSFORMING THE CITY INTO THE INCREASINGLY MORE GLOBAL AND PROMINENT CITY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.
Landmark Property of the Week
High Museum of Art
When was it built?
The museum’s first incarnation was as the Atlanta Art Association, founded in 1905, which obtained its first permanent home in 1926, which was a donation by Mrs. Joseph M. High of her family’s residence on Peachtree Street. The current, Richard Meier, designed building was built in 1983 after Coca-Cola CEO Robert W. Woodruff offered large grant
Where is it located?
In Midtown at 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Who built it?
The building was designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect, Richard Meier, who is famous for designing such landmarks as The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Jubilee Church in Rome, and several visionary concepts in NYC and throughout the world. Italian architect, Renzo Piano, designed a 3-building expansion that opened in 2005
How Big is it?
What’s Unique about this Place?
You can see art representing many cultures from all over the world including Europe, America, Asia, and Africa and different types of art including folk art, photography, landscape paintings, and abstract art
Why Should I Care?
The High includes exhibits and art pieces from some of the most famous artists in history including Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt
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