As I continue my single handed tourist invasion of Atlanta, today I ventured out to the High Museum of Art. The museum, which was originally founded in 1905, but made its home in this building in 1983, housed large collections of art ranging from a wide variety of eras.
I truly love this building’s design. The contemporary look was brought on by architect Richard Meier. The wing photographed above is the original building.
Back in 2005, an expansion was designed and built by Renzo Piano. A majority of the interior was designed to allow a lot of natural light. But the cool thing is that the natural light was still subdued so as to not overpower the art.
My favorite portion of the museum was the special temporary exhibit on photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. HCB is a huge favorite of mine. His style of street photography and photojournalism has been especially inspiring to me over the last few years.
If I was an Atlanta resident, I would easily pay for a membership.