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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Title: High Museum of Art
Date: 1983
Description: Architect Richard Meier (left) and High Museum of Art Director Gudmund Wigtell (right) discuss progress of the new building during its final weeks of construction. The High Museum of Art is scheduled to open to the public on October 15, 1983.

View of Richard Meier, Architect, and Gudmund Wigtell, Director, standing in front of the High Museum of Art

Local identification number: VIS 158.08.23

The Atlanta Art Association was founded in 1905. In 1926 the High family donated their home on Peachtree Street. In 1955 a separate building for the museum was built next to the High family home. In 1968 the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center was constructed around the existing museum in memory of the art patrons who died in the Orly plane crash in 1962. The Current building was constructed in 1983, and renovated and expanded in 2005. The High Museum of art is part of the Woodruff Arts Center.

Local identification number: ahc158008023a.jpg

Subjects: Art--Georgia--Atlanta | Art--Georgia | Buildings--Georgia--Atlanta | Buildings--Georgia | Architectural elements--Georgia--Atlanta | Architects | Art museum architecture | Meier, Richard, 1934- | Vigtel, Gudmund | High Museum of Art | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Georgia | Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photograph, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,45

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs