A Journey Through Time

High Museum of Art Atlanta

The sort of place where you make new discoveries each and every time you visit,

Shadow and Light

where every unhurried step is to be made with the utmost purpose.

Inside the High

As I walked through the halls and corridors of the museum,

High's Curvature

I became overwhelmed with a sense of kinship as I pondered the many works of art.

New Figuration by Tony Cragg

Works of art crafted by those who have also
felt that undeniable urge to share and create -
no matter what the medium.

Plastic Forms Pieces

On many occasions, I found myself completely
awe-struck as I made my way through the galleries.


If not done in the flesh, I think that it would be virtually impossible
to fully appreciate the scale of these massive works.

The bright and spacious, Modern and Contemporary Art wing was among my favorite.

Modern & Contemporary Art

For hours, we wandered around the many levels housed within the High's walls.
Initially, we only planned to spend an hour or two exploring,
in retrospect, that would have been unthinkable.
It's better to have 3 or 4 hours.

High Museum of Art

I was extremely inspired by my journey through
time, and I left with a great sense of gratitude.
More visits to galleries are in order!

When is the last time you walked through a gallery?

I loved your takes on Mondays.
Some of you I related with,
while others had me wishing
that I could adopt the same
Monday morning philosophy.
Good News.....
Mine wasn't all that bad!


  1. Man will create___
    if not in paint,
    with pieces
    of the world
    around him.

  2. What a glorious structure, so pure white inside and outside, thus showcasing the art. I'd love to visit for the building alone (love that shot of the guy walking up the ramp, o wow).

    My last gallery visit was almost exactly a year ago when we went to Portland (OR) for the wondrous exhibit, "Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art." It was phenomenal being in the presence of his actual art and that of his compatriot Dutch painters.

  3. The High Museum is an incredible structure and of course houses many inspiring pieces of art. The folk art collection is one of my favorites but I always look forward to the current exhibits too.
    Last museum I visited was the Georgia Museum in Athens. I saw "The Ring Shows: Then & Now and Putting the Band Back Together". A fascinating exhibit.

  4. indeed. it's been too long since i was last at a gallery...

  5. I cannot remember the last time I went to an art gallery in the flesh. It is hard work doing that when one has children to whom large spaces equate with hurtling around and playing!

    To be honest though, I feel as though I have visited a gallery each time I visit yours and Technodoll's photoblogs.

  6. That looks like a wonderful place! The building is a work of art in itself.

  7. That was really a great little field trip. I LOVE galleries. We have a cool one here at Penn State- The Palmer Museum of Art. I'll try to take some pics and post sometime soon. You're inspired me.

  8. this is a beautiful museum ~ the light~ the windows and of course what lively pictures you highlighted in your photos!

    I cannot remember the last "real" gallery I have been to, but each day at my job I see "works" of our future hanging in rooms and hallways ~ at the preschool where I teach music and movement art is really featured.

  9. I don't remember the last time. Oh wait, the kids and I toured our local liberal arts college gallery probably 6 months ago. We love that every time.

  10. My husband surprised me earlier this year with a trip into Corning, NY. We visited the Rockwell Museum of Native American Art. LOVED IT, but the best part was they were hosting an Ansel Adams and Georgia OKeefe exhibit from their trip west many many years ago. While we were there we also visited the Corning Museum of Glass. Loved both!!!

  11. I love the light in this museum. These photos are gorgeous too.

    Monday morning philosophy: Go back to bed! =)

  12. see, we are all inspiring each other. just yesterday i made plans with A. and the grandsons to go to the war museum. we have an incredible number of museums/galleries here in town since we are the capital city of canada. and, i googled the high museum after reading your post. you photos are pretty pretty good.

  13. I would have loved to stroll with you through these galleries. This looks like a wonderful museum. Visiting museums is one of my favorite activities so I do it often. I love the shadows created by the building in the first shot. What amazing photos!!

  14. wow, beautiful -- the building itself looks like a work of art, and your photos of the architecture are amazing!

  15. We live near Philadelphia. We need to visit the museums there. Now I really want to go. Your photo's are just amazinly inspiring here =)

  16. I was with you until I saw the one with the tooth brush. I guess I have art on my bathroom sink counter.

    I am having trouble logging into your blog a lot these days. Is anyone else having this problem?

  17. I'm way overdue for a trip in the museum... waaaay overdue. Loved the inspiration!!

  18. That was awesome. I love the first pic. The lines are incredible.

  19. Hey, is that you in the bottom of the second pic?

  20. Beautiful museum. You got some great shots. Simply breathtaking architectural shots and also a good view of inside the museum. The last time I was in a gallery was in September, a little over a month ago.

  21. Looks beautiful! The buildings remind me quite a bit of the Getty Art Center in LA.

  22. ps - I try to visit the Houston MFA fairly regularly - will go next week. They had an amazing exhibit this spring by a female Japanese photographer.

  23. the building itself is gorgeous - I love the whites!

  24. I love the minimalist look of the inertia and the clean lines of the building. I don’t get to a lot of galleries unless there are some hands on exhibits to kid the kids occupied. When they start to get board on an outing, is a recipe for disaster.

  25. I’m doing what I can to catch up after an all-too-busy week. The yellow flower is gorgeous … and I’m not sure I’m ready for winter either. I love visiting galleries and museums, but it’s been a while since I’ve made such an excursion … I certainly enjoyed the photos you shared here … and think I’ll make plans of my own to visit one soon. Thanks ;--)

    I’m almost wordless at Sacred Ruminations today … participating in Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot for the very first time … and I’m celebrating my 1st Blogoversary at Small Reflections today ;--)
    Hugs and blessings

  26. Years ago I visited this museum and loved it. Thanks for a great review. And there is a photo blog called Hey Harriet that sponsors Shadow Shot Sunday, and your first two photos would be excellent posts for it! Your blog is very beautiful, and thanks for visiting mine also.