Day 5, Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday morning I got up early and took the subway over to the High Museum of Art. The High Museum was founded in 1905 and its first permanent home was a residence that had been donated. Today it has a home in a complete art center, and the museum is home to over 15,000 works of art, and is considered one of the premier art museums in the south.
I started on the top floor, like the woman at the ticket counter suggested, but found that it was the modern art exhibit, and not really what I like. It was weird, but at least it wasn’t bizarre! I really liked the second and third floors that had more traditional art. There were paintings and sculptures, cut glass, majolica, furniture (including lots of Frank Lloyd Wright furniture). They had a room of religious art and icons, and a lot of portraits. They also have a collection of mid-century home décor. The High Museum really has an interesting and widespread collection and I really enjoyed wandering through all the rooms.
I have chosen a few of my favorites to show you in photos – I hope you enjoy them as well!
After I saw the collections, I went across the courtyard to have lunch at Twelve Eighty Café, which is named after the address number for the Woodruff Art Center, which includes the High Museum. I had the Deviled Eggs appetizer (5 for $5), and the Baja Signature Mahi Mahi tacos with fries. I also had a Pom Collins cocktail, which had Tito’s Vodka, Pomegranate Liqueur, house-made sour mix, simple syrup, mint and pomegranate seeds. The deviled eggs were good, the fries were just ok, and the tacos and Pom Collins were excellent!
Costs: Museum admission is $14.50.