The High Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens and Piedmont Park

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The High Museum of Art, founded in 1905, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern US. The High has over 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection. Here in the European Art wing is The Denial of St. Peter. by Nicolas Tournier, ca. 1630.
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Madonna and Child with St. James Major and St. Jerome, c. 1512. Oil on panel by Girolamo Romanino, Italian (1485-1560).
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Claude Monet, Autumn on the Seine, 1873
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In the American Art wing, Samuel Morse, the inventor of the telegraph and Morse Code, was first an artist by training, here he painted his family: Lucretia Morse and Her Children, Oil on canvas, 1824.
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Joseph Stella, Purissima, 1927.
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Nearby by the Art Museum are the Botanical Gardens, which develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
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Now I am not even going to try to label the different kinds of flowers - i just enjoy them - but I think these were in part of the Hydrangea Collection.
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This may be part of the orchid collection.
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There were several types of these pitcher plants which would trap insects inside their flowers. The Atlanta Botanical Garden has the largest public collection of carnivorous plants in the U.S.
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Also in the Botanical Gardens was an art display, "Niki in the Garden", the world's largest exhibition of internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle's outdoor sculptures.
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Niki de Saint Phalle, La Cabeza, 2000.
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A Conservatory with a Tropical Rotunda preserves a rain forest environment.
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The conservatory is complete with wildlife, birds, frogs, etc.
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Alongside the Botanical Gardens is Piedmont Park. Originally used for expositions and fairs, the 189 acres was bought by the city in 1904.
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Closed to traffic, the park seemed to be mostly used by pedestrians, joggers and a mix of wheeled traffic—skateboarders, bicyclists, and rollerbladers. And of course fishing and swimming in the lake.

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