High Museum of Art
2013 Exhibitions: Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial (November 3 - March 3), Katharina Grosse (August 4 - May 19)
Few museums can devote their resources equally to both local and international exhibitions, but the High somehow manages to pull it off. In addition to supporting Southern artists and providing the only major curatorial department for folk and self-taught artists in the country, the High has forged partnerships with leading museums across the globe. Their 2008 "Louvre Atlanta" project brought a three-year revolving loan from the Musée de Louvre in Paris to Georgia audiences, resulting in the museum's highest attendance ever. They continue to build relationships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Williams College, working toward the introduction of new loans and young scholars into the High's award-winning building. Designed by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the light-filled space creates the perfect backdrop for the museum's notable collection of modern and contemporary art.