High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hykesj
N 33° 47.401 W 084° 23.117
16S E 742088 N 3741946
Quick Description: The High Museum of Art in Atlanta made it onto a postage stamp in 2005 as one of twelve “Masterworks of Modern American Architecture.”
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2017 8:04:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMXC9H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, completed in 1983, was designed by architect Richard Meier and is characteristically white. The building is laid out in quadrants with three of these serving as the main galleries and the fourth serving as a large atrium. This is the part of the building that can be seen on the stamp largely enclosed with glass. All those windows provide lots of natural light in this area. Spiral ramps, which can be seen through the windows on the stamp, connect the various floors of the galleries. This is reminiscent of and, according to Meier, inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Guggenheim Museum was also one of the twelve buildings featured on this stamp set.

About the time these stamps were released, the High Museum was wrapping up an expansion project that just about doubled the size of the museum. But they didn’t go back to Meier’s firm to design the addition. Rather they chose Italian architect Renzo Piano (who later designed the “Shard” in London). Apparently Mr. Meier was OK with this being quoted in a 2005 interview as saying that they “chose a very good architect. I was pleased.”
Stamp Issuing Country: United States

Date of Issue: 19-May-2005

Denomination: 37 cents

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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