COVID-19 Update High Museum of Art

COVID-19 Update from High Museum of Art’s Director Ran Suffolk.

High Museum of Art

Rand Suffolk


“At this point, I wouldn’t throw every long-range strategic objective out the window,” says High Museum director Rand Suffolk. “Vision is still imperative. However, it would be naïve not to acknowledge that the next two years will probably be anything but ‘normal.’ There’s simply too much that is unknown, uncontrollable, and uncertain. If it wasn’t before, and regardless of mission, adaptability must now become a core competency.”

The High Museum closed on March 12. Since then, Atlanta’s preeminent arts institution has engaged with visitors through virtual programming including the AMA (Ask Me Anything) series, which features Q&A videos with curators and museum staff, as well as art-making activities for children, video tours of galleries, and discussions with artists. See the High’s Stay Connected page for the latest offerings.

The High Museum re-opened to the general public July 18 with restrictions on visitor capacity and ticket sales, and with other health and safety measures in place. The current and upcoming fall exhibition schedule follows:

Paa Joe: Gates of No Return (through August 16)

Murmuration (through November 29)

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Children’s Books (August 15 through November 8)

Dawoud Bey: An American Project (fall 2020 through winter 2021)

Julie Mehretu (October 23, 2020 through January 31, 2021)

Pioneers, Influencers, and Rising Voices: Women in the Collection (ongoing)

Shaheen Collection of French Works (ongoing; Permanent Collection Installation)

The Obama Portraits Tour (coming in 2022)

· Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, noon-5 p.m., closed Mondays

· Timed tickets required, purchased in advance online

· Masks required for guests over the age of two