Atlanta-based Art Museum of High Museum is a leading arts museum in the Southeastern United States. Located on Peachtree Street, Midtown. The city's Arts District, a division of the High Woodruff Arts Center. In 2010, he had 509,000 visitors, 95th place in the World Art Museum.
The museum was founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association. In 1926, the high family, for which the museum was named, Atlanta collector J.J. After a series of exhibitions involving the collector J. J. Haverty Grand Central Art Galleries, they donated their family home on Peachtree Street to keep the collection at home. Many pieces from the Haverty Collection are now on a permanent show in High. A separate building for the museum was built in 1955 on the family house.
On June 3, 1962, supporters of 106 Atlanta arts patrons died in the plane crash at the Orly Airport in Paris, France, while the museum sponsored trip. The worst single-plane aviation disaster in history, including crew and other passengers, at that time 130 people were killed. Members of the famed families of Atlanta were lost, including members of the Berry family who founded Berry College. During the visit to Paris, supporters of Atlanta Arts saw Whistler's Motherat Louvre. In the fall of 1962, Louvre, as a sign of good will for Atlanta people, sent Whistler's mother to Atlanta to attend the Atlanta Art Association museum on Peachtree Street.