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Gallery 72

Gallery 72
Call: (404) 546-3220 or visit www.ocaatlanta.com
The structure at 72 Marietta St. was once home to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In recent years, Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs overhauled the building inside and out. The resulting gallery is home to a variety of rotating exhibitions and performances in the converted lobby area.

31 Days of Jazz: The African Jazz Quilts of Michael A. Cummings

Monday May 27, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present the exhibition of “The African Jazz Quilts of Michael A. Cummings” at Gallery 72 to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month.

The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, April 18 and runs until Thursday, June 6, 2019.

An opening reception...
Cost: Free

AWAY FROM THE NOISE/WELCOME TO ATLANTA: CAROLYN CARR AND MICHAEL GIBSON

Thursday February 14, 2019 12:00 am EST
The Atlanta Mayor’s office of Cultural Affairs and Gallery 72 are pleased to present Away from the Noise/Welcome to Atlanta a collaborative installation project by multimedia artists Carolyn Carr and Michael Gibson. The exhibition features two artistic collaborations which allow Carr and Gibson to ...
Cost: Free

Am I Enough: The representation of black women in global popular culture

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Venue: GALLERY 72 at 72 Marietta Street Atlanta 30303 This panel discussion, hosted by Yema Thomas of The Atlanta Ginga Project, will explore the ongoing struggle of African and African descendant women for aesthetic and cultural equity in a world still fueled by the myths of black pathology. Paneli...
Cost: Free

Ken West photography exhibition artist talk for "The Beauty of Everyday Thangs"

Thursday November 15, 2018 07:00 pm EST
The Beauty of Everyday Thangs is an exhibition of documentary photographs by Ken Jaja West that seeks to illustrate the natural beauty and power of normalcy. This series of images seeks to display a sliver of the emotional truth and power of our world as it is. Shot almost entirely using film camera...
Cost: Free

RUSTY MILLER, The Compassionate Eye in Forgotten Atlanta

Thursday June 14, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
The City of Atlanta Gallery 72 is honored to present the first solo exhibition of Rusty Miller's vintage and later photographs of Atlanta, circa 1960s to 1970s, in "The Compassionate Eye in Forgotten Atlanta." The exhibition, in collaboration with curator Susan Todd-Raque, features a selection of 5...
Cost: Free

Elyse Defoor Lunchtime Artist Talk for exhibition UNBRIDLED

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
“Unbridled” features bodies of work in sculpture, photography, and other media, that explore the emotional dichotomies of the human experience through meditations on marriage, restraint, death, rebirth and unbounded freedom. Through the creative use of ceremonial and mundane materials Defoor brings...
Cost: Free

Race, Rights and Representation, an Artist to Artist Discussion Featuring artists Bruce Johnson and Dr. Lisa Whittington

Thursday March 22, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
On Thursday, March 22nd 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery 72 will host a discussion between Artist Bruce Johnson and Artist, Educator, and Speaker Dr. Lisa Whittington dealing with issues surrounding the artistic representation of social justice and social justice history. Bruce Johnson’s exhibitio...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Thursday March 1, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Wednesday February 28, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Tuesday February 27, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Monday February 26, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Friday February 23, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Thursday February 22, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Monday February 19, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Friday February 16, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Thursday February 15, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Wednesday February 14, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Tuesday February 13, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Monday February 12, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Friday February 9, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Thursday February 8, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Wednesday February 7, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Tuesday February 6, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

Bruce Johnson, Exercise in Restraint: Montgomery Civil Rights Portraits

Monday February 5, 2018 10:00 am EST
Gallery 72 presents an exhibition of mixed media painting inspired by the Montgomery Civil Rights Movement by local artist and photographer Bruce Johnson. Bruce Johnson states of this exhibition “I am obsessed with painting arrest photos of civil rights advocates from the mid-50’s in Montgomery, Ala...
Cost: Free

TRASH: THE ART OF RECYCLE

Wednesday December 6, 2017 10:00 am EST
As a disposable society, it is easier to throw things out than to fix them. Recycling is a positive way to offset the damage. My work focuses on the art of reuse, renewal and recycling to reinforce this message. Constructing art from discarded metal materials speaks out on the negative impact humans...
Cost: Free

'Night Shots'

Thursday September 14, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Ghanaian immigrant filmmaker Eric Bomba-Ire seeks to raise awareness for the benefits of a welcoming society in this socially and politically charged Atlanta-based film. The film's Atlanta premiere will serve as the kick-off of Welcoming Week Atlanta, a series of events dedicated to unite immigrants...
Cost: Free

CHROMA: Red for Elevate

Thursday October 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
CHROMA: Red for Elevate kicks off the weeklong public art festival Elevate (see pg. XX for more info) with an immersive performance that explores the color red, highlighting the root chakra, the energy center associated with the earth and grounding. As attendees bathe in red, enveloped with monochro...
Cost: Free

Artist Talk: Cynthia Farnell

Wednesday June 8, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Join Cynthia Farnell as she opens a discussion about her exhibits Ancestors and Milk and Wine. Each collection focuses on how people use objects, photographs, etc. to carry their memories with them.
Cost: Free

Come Over

Wednesday April 6, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs opens a new exhibit, Come Over by award-winning artist Paul Stephen Benjamin, focusing on the politics of aesthetics and cultural assumption.
Cost: Free

Patterns of Flight

Tuesday January 19, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The Creatives Project, in partnership with The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, opens Patterns of Flight. The TCP residency artists group show is The Creatives Project 5th Annual #ARTOFCOMMUNITY presentation. The exhibition will be on display until January 20, 2016. The artists presenting are M...
Cost: Free

-?FREEDOM EXPRESSIONS ATL II, GHOST SLAVERY: ART AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING"??

Thursday October 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs/ Gallery 72, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., The International Human Trafficking Institute, ArtWorks for Freedom, and Crews open “Freedom Expressions ATL II, Ghost Slavery: Art Against Human Trafficking.” This exhibition is a revised...
Cost: free

Freedom Expressions ATL II Ghost Slavery: Art Against Human Trafficking

Tuesday September 8, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Gallery 72 in partnership with the International Human Trafficking Institute and the anti-human trafficking non- profit group Artworks For Freedom opens the exhibition Freedom Expressions Atl II Ghost Slavery: Art Against Human Trafficking on
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Richard Allen DuCree: I Bear Witness: Politics, Protest and Redemption Songs

Thursday September 3, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
DuCree selects a body of work that acts as a visual bridge between generations engaged in movements for social justice.
Cost: Free

A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama

Thursday July 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
One of America’s most controversial black leaders meets the nation’s first black president in this one-act play. Written by Jacqueline Clay Chester, A Conversation Between Malcolm X and President Obama puts two of the most prominent figures of the last half century in a room together for a priva...
Cost: Free

Emergence from the Waters

Wednesday June 3, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Corrina Sephora's Emergence from the Waters is a series of sculptures, paintings, animation and installations of boat forms, birds in flight and other aquatic imagery from the spaces above and below the water’s surface. Sephora's ideas and concepts, from drawings in tiny notebooks to architectural...
Cost: Free

Ephemeral Eternity

Thursday April 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Ephemeral Eternity: Memory, Ritual, and Myth in a time of Dissolution will feature artists Robin Bernat , Jessica Scott Felder, Karen Tauches, and Wendy Phillips. The exhibition will examine the human ways we record, protect, and keep memories in a variety of forms.
Cost: Free

Artist Spotlight: Martha Whittington

Monday March 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
March's Artist Spotlight, taken from the Office of Cultural Affair’s Public Art Registry, is given to Martha Whittington.
Cost: Free

Public Art Scavenger Hunt

Monday March 16, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
To celebrate the launching of their new Public Art App, the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is hosting the first ever Public Art Scavenger Hunt. Prizes like original artwork and vintage posters will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. More information <a href=https:...
Cost: Free

Contracts for Arts Services Deadline Approaching

Sunday March 1, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The Contracts for Arts Services (CAS) deadline is quickly approaching — and earlier than year's past. Mark your calendars and take a look. Details <a href=http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?post_type=programs&p=323">here."
Cost: Free

Michael Murrell Gallery Talk

Friday February 27, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Michael Murrell will give a gallery talk on his new exhibition Connections. Exhibition on view until March 6.
Cost: Free

Middle

Thursday January 15, 2015 07:00 pm EST
MINT Gallery announces Middle, a group exhibition held at the Office of Cultural Affair’s Gallery 7. The exhibition will feature new works in photography, video, and sculpture from Meta Gary, Margaret Hiden, Brittainy Lauback, Trevor Reese, Christina Price Washington, and Patricia Villafane.
Cost: Free

Elevate Arts Festival

Wednesday October 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The various mediums of public art will be brought to Downtown Atlanta as part of the Elevate Arts Festival, which will include an appearance by French visual artist Joanie Lemercier, dancers from Association Manifeste dance company, and street performers from La Passante. In addition to Lemercier's ...
Cost: Free

Tesselate, architecture and geometry

Thursday October 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
French visual artist Joanie Lemercier is ready to unveil her latest artistic endeavor at Gallery 72. His exhibit, known as Tesselate, architecture and geometry, highlights some of his past work as well as his new innovative digital illusions. This exhibition is being presented in association with Fr...
Cost: Free

Jarawa

Thursday October 9, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
AtlantanBranden Collins incorporates costuming and masking into a show of performance and installation. Part of the Office of Cultural Affair's annual Elevate series of events.
Cost: Free

Walthall Exhibit

Wednesday October 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art in partnership with WonderRoot and the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs presents 11 Atlanta artists in their last stage of the prestigious 2014 Walthall Fellowship through a collaborative exhibition at Gallery 72. An artist talk will take place on Thurs., Oct...
Cost: Free

Walthall Exhibit

Wednesday September 3, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art in partnership with WonderRoot and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs presents 11 Atlanta artists in their last stage of the prestigious 2014 Walthall Fellowship through a collaborative exhibition at Gallery 72. Join us on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p....
Cost: Free

Art Against The Wall

Thursday August 21, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Continuing this year’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta, Atlanta Cyclorama worked with renowned artist Radcliffe Bailey to present a multi-media art experience which will looks not only at the US Civil War but wars from a global and personal perspective...
Cost: Free

Uprising

Wednesday August 6, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Gabrielle Fulton will read scenes from her new play Uprising, an examination of Secession Era America through the eyes of a free black community.
Cost: Free

Art Against The Wall Opening Reception

Wednesday July 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The exhibition will feature work by artists Mohau Modisakeng, PAA Joe, Stephen Shames, George Washington Carver, Donald Locke, E.K. Huckaby. Artifacts courtesy of the Jack Shainman Gallery and Atlanta History Center. The gallery will be on view July 11-August 22, Mon.-Fri. 8 am-6 pm.
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72 Marietta St N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 546-3220
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