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Call: (404) 688-1970 or visit www.atlantacontemporary.org
An essential stop for anyone interested in smartly curated contemporary artwork by a variety of regional, national and international artists. The annual Art Party in early fall is a must-attend.

Tuesday November 22, 2022 12:00 PM EST
CL Critic Okla Jones, III Recommends: Until January of next year, the Atlanta Contemporary Art... [click here for more]
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Saturday November 12, 2022 12:00 PM EST
Open Studios invites you to get to know the artists in our Studio Artist Program. Join us in person to mix & mingle with one another, see their work firsthand and just maybe add some art to your collection. Open Studios builds community and offers ever-expanding support for the creation and apprec... [click here for more]

Sunday October 30, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art. This event will be in person. Parents/Guardians are welcome to assist their ch... [click here for more]

Thursday October 13, 2022 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano. Insurrection is the first feature film by artist Andres Serrano, chronicling the events that led to the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Described as “Excruciating” by the Guard... [click here for more]

Saturday October 8, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
Categories: Talk & Tour

Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.

Since 2007, Atlanta Design Fe... [click here for more]

Wednesday August 31, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
CL Critic Okla Jones Recommends: This exhibition borrows its name from James Clifford's ok... [click here for more]
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Thursday August 25, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
CL Critic Okla Jones Recommends: This exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary includes several... [click here for more]
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Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Friday September 24, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Thursday September 23, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Tuesday September 21, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Sunday September 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Sunday September 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Curated by Allison Grant, Inward, Outward, Forward showcases the work of celebrated Atlanta artist-collector Lucinda Bunnen. A powerhouse in the Atlanta photography scene for a half century, Bunnen creates exquisite artworks infused ... [click here for more]

Saturday September 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Adrienne Elise Tarver: Underfoot (Sept. 18-Jan. 9, 2022) — Jamie Steele curated this exhibition by Adrienne Elise Tarver, an interdisciplinary artist based in Atlanta and Brooklyn with a practice that spans painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Underfoot stems from Tarver’s inte... [click here for more]

Friday September 10, 2021 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: $30 for 2 day pass,
Premiere screening of Art Is Our Response , a documentary film chronicling Dance Canvas’ 2021 Summer Choreographic Residency in partnership with Atlanta Contemporary. [click here for more]

Wednesday May 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
Pre-register to visit Atlanta Contemporary! Pre-registering helps us track attendance data, maintain safe visitor capacity, and keep the Front Desk germ-free. [click here for more]

Monday April 12, 2021 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Registration Required,
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.

This installment of Meditate + Create will be lead by Hannah Joy

“As within, so without,” goes the saying, and during a time of heightened collective stress, anxiety, ... [click here for more]

Wednesday November 11, 2020 06:30 PM EST
Join Members of Atlanta Contemporary for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of some of the best contemporary art collections. This month we are visiting the home and collection of Tom Butler and Marilyn Laufer. Tickets to this event are $25. Members may join for free - look for a link to register in... [click here for more]

Saturday September 26, 2020 06:45 PM EDT
Join Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas for the culminating performances of the 2020 Summer Choreographic Residency! The 2020 Summer Choreographic Residency provided time and space to 8 choreographers, who spent 2 months rehearsing and creating onsite on the Atlanta Contemporary campus. Through t... [click here for more]

Friday September 25, 2020 06:45 PM EDT
Join Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas for the culminating performances of the 2020 Summer Choreographic Residency! The 2020 Summer Choreographic Residency provided time and space to 8 choreographers, who spent 2 months rehearsing and creating onsite on the Atlanta Contemporary campus. Through t... [click here for more]

Saturday August 22, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary is pleased to present She Is Here. With a roster of 20 multigenerational, multicultural and multidisciplinary female artists - She Is Here intentionally defies existing norms for art institutions where recognition and inclusion of women is underwhelming. She Is Here fosters wome... [click here for more]

Saturday June 27, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Registration Required,
Join curator, writer, artist Legacy Russell in a discussion on the construct, culture, and material of the “meme” as mapped to black visual culture from 1900 to present day. Using archival media Russell will explore the impact of blackness, black life, and black social death on contemporary concepti... [click here for more]

Friday June 12, 2020 09:00 AM EDT
For the next few weeks, arts instructor Elisabeth Herrera is sharing virtual activities in our Virtual Pop-Up to keep you inspired. Follow along with each activity and share your creations with us on Instagram (@atlantacontemporary) with the hashtag #ACMAKES. [click here for more]

Thursday January 30, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Independent curator and writer Laura Raicovich considers where ideas of the neutral come from and how they are manifested within museums and cultural institutions, both implicitly and explicitly. She will specifically address the ways in which neutrality is a fiction, and how it can be used to veil ... [click here for more]

Saturday January 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free w/ RSVP,
Join us for a tour of our new exhibition The Life and Death of Charles Williams with curator Phillip March Jones, and look into Project Spaces featuring MINT. [click here for more]

Thursday January 23, 2020 07:00 PM EST
Celebrate the openings of the new exhibitions and project spaces. Atlanta Contemporary is pleased to present the artwork of Kentucky artist Charles Williams in the first solo show representing his work, The Life and Death of Charles Williams, curated by Phillip March Jones. Opening concurrently are ... [click here for more]

Thursday November 14, 2019 07:00 PM EST
Open Studios spotlights the artists in our Studio Artist Program. This event is one of three nights a year where we invite you to join us and meet the artists, see their work firsthand, and perhaps add some art to your collection. [click here for more]

Friday November 1, 2019 05:30 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free members only,
Join other members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special preview reception at SCAD Open Studio Night. Open Studio Night showcases the best painting, photography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture by SCAD students, faculty and alumni. Most of the work exhibited will be available for purchase.... [click here for more]

Saturday October 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Poetics of Black Fungibility by Yanique Norman, a lecture presentation examining artwork of all mediums including her own, followed by an open forum discussion. In an effort to fully understand the profound complexities of blackness, artist Yanique Norman has developed a fantastical methodology that... [click here for more]

Thursday October 24, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Join us for the book launch of We Are In Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik.  Edited by John G. Hanhardt, Gregory Zinman, and Edith Decker-Phillips for the MIT Press series Writing Art, We Are in Open Circuits presents the first extensive collection of Paik’s writings, and includes many prev... [click here for more]

Sunday October 20, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary presents Movement Love, a yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and a collaborating artist. October’s collaborating artist is Muse/A. [click here for more]

Saturday October 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Contemporary Critique is a critique program where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress work for critical feedback and group discussion. A dedicated facilitator with experience in a group critique setting guides the discussion for each critique program, which will include up to ... [click here for more]

Thursday October 17, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Every Third Thursday enjoy people, drinks, art, and “MUSIC YOU NEED” provided by LXXX YOU. at Atlanta Contemporary. TTTHURSDAY with YOUR FRIEND introduces guest DJs and artist partners who host an activity - drawing workshops, art sales, demos, and more. Get ready to move and groove with this month’... [click here for more]

Thursday October 3, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce Annette Cone-Skelton and Kevin Cole as the 2019 Nexus Award Recipients. [click here for more]

Sunday September 29, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art. [click here for more]

Thursday September 26, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award valued at $100,000, including $50,000 in project funding, and an additional $50,000 in career development services—all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas. The application, opening February 2020, is free a... [click here for more]

Sunday September 15, 2019 02:30 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary presents Movement Love, a yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and a collaborating artist. Stay tuned for the guest artist for September. [click here for more]

Saturday August 24, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Join us for our annual fundraiser - a night in which our whole campus is transformed with programming on the pavilion, special presentations throughout the campus, and of course, Open Studios with our artists in the Studio Artist Program [click here for more]

Thursday July 11, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Suggested Donation:$7-$20,
Southern Fried Queer Pride/SFQP Artist Talks are a new series of talks and workshops featuring local Atlanta artists sharing their work, experiences, and insight! [click here for more]

Sunday June 30, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free w/ RSVP,
Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art. [click here for more]

Thursday June 20, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Celebrate Friday-eve with Atlanta History Center’s Party with the Past, as we explore Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Join us for history, art, and a live DJ in this historic industrial area that helped rejuvenate Atlanta’s economy after the Civil War. The evening includes Atlanta Contemporary’s ... [click here for more]

Sunday June 16, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Sunday June 16, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Saturday June 15, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Saturday June 15, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Friday June 14, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Friday June 14, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Thursday June 13, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Join us for Discrit:Talks, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.  A cross-section of meme artists working in and around Atlanta and New York reflect upon memes ... [click here for more]

Thursday June 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Thursday June 13, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 11, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Sunday June 9, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Sunday June 9, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Flux Projects is pleased to present curator Naima J. Keith at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

The Flux Projects Visiting Curator Series invites esteemed national and international curators to conduct studio visits with Atlanta-based artists.

The goal for the program is to generate exposure ... [click here for more]

Saturday June 8, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Saturday June 8, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Friday June 7, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Friday June 7, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Thursday June 6, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
This is a semi-curated experience where performers loosely riff on an idea for 10 mins or less! 

If there is space available during the night of, walk-ins to perform are welcome.

This month’s co-curator is Jane Foley.  This month’s theme is “sports”.

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Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Born in Kishinev, Moldova, Bea finsihed her studies at the Art Institute in Chicago. Her current research interests are the conomic impacts of climate change, apocolyptic surival tactics, feelings of global dread and false notions of freedom. For her show Stranger Man, Bea Fremderman has set up... [click here for more]

Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Tuesday June 4, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Enjoy a collection of work by Y. Malik Jalal, an artist based in Atlanta, Ga., at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, curated by Daniel Fuller. Jalal paints and makes images and objects. His work is equally personal and fictitious, rooted in both the artist’s own identity and his relationship to ... [click here for more]

Sunday May 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with RSVP,
Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art. RSVP with the link above or click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/contemporary-ki... [click here for more]

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Open Studios spotlights the artists in our Studio Artist Program. This event is one of three nights a year where we invite you to join us and meet the artists, see their work firsthand, and perhaps add some art to your collection. 

Who Will Be In Attendance

Open Studios supports our vision to ... [click here for more]

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Open Studios spotlights the artists in our Studio Artist Program. This event is one of three nights a year where we invite you to join us and meet the artists, see their work firsthand, and perhaps add some art to your collection. 

Who Will Be In Attendance

Open Studios supports our vision to ... [click here for more]

Sunday May 19, 2019 10:30 AM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary presents Movement Love, a yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and collaborating audio and visual artists. Stay tuned for the collaborating artist for May.

Admission is $10

All money received will go to each collaborating artists. Visitors can purchase tickets on the da... [click here for more]

Saturday May 11, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with RSVP,
Join curator Daniel Fuller for an in-depth discussion of our current exhibitions. Learn more about exhibitions from William J. O'Brien and Erin Jane Nelson; plus explore new exhibitions from Tony Cokes, Kambel Smith, and Y. Malik Jalal. Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You c... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with RSVP,
Celebrate the openings of exhibitions, featuring the newest slate of contemporary artists to furnish Atlanta Contemporary. We are pleased to show William J. O'Brien's Shame Spiral and Erin Jane Nelson's Her Deepness. Also opening are exhibitions from Tony Cokes, Kambel Smith in Contemporary On-Site,... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to event,
May 9, 2019 - August 4, 2019 In the recent debate over the “national emergency” to build part of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said that he feared today’s border security emergency could lead to Democrats using the same tactic for climate change. This was seen a... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP,
May 9, 2019 - August 4, 2019 There is no dress code inside the tent. No choir, nor a bulletin. But the congregation is energetic and fully participatory. Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist… this is a place to reach the lost, those with tender hearts. Under the big top is a transient group who hav... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to opening event,
May 9, 2019 - June 16, 2019 The video work of Providence–based artist Tony Cokes examines the weight of visible evidence. In a visual deconstruction of animated text floating on one-color slides, the deadpan presentation Evil.27: Selma borrows text from the Selma, Alabama collective Our Literal Sp... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to event,
A collaboration between Institute 193 (1B) and the Elaine de Kooning House, East Hampton, New York For the Atlanta Contemporary’s on:Site Space, Philadelphia–based artist Kambel Smith creates a temporary cardboard panorama that conflates ideas of space, bringing Atlanta’s architectural landmarks i... [click here for more]

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with RSVP,
Celebrate the openings of the new exhibitions and project spaces. Atlanta Contemporary is pleased to present William J. O’Brien’s Shame Spiral and Erin Jane Nelson’s Her Deepness. Also opening are exhibitions from Tony Cokes, Kambel Smith in Contemporary On-Site, and Y Malik Jalal in Sliver Space. ... [click here for more]

Wednesday May 1, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Dream Warriors Foundation presents Fashion In Bloom, a celebration of creative expression, bringing together local designers/makers who are moving the art of slow fashion forward with the local dreamie community in a unique fashion show experience. Designers include Meghan Huntz, Jazz Ivanna, Nake... [click here for more]

Wednesday May 1, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free for members,
Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special happy hour at Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park. Whitespace gallery is located in the backyard of Owner and Curator Susan Bridges’ beautiful Victorian house off Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park. Guests will enter the courtyard... [click here for more]

Thursday April 11, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Presented by Actor's Express:

Join us in welcoming Actor’s Express for the Threshold New Play Festival, a lineup of Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene.

Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for new p... [click here for more]

Thursday April 11, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
MERCY ME by Daryl Fazio is the second play reading in the Threshold New Play Festival. These plays are written exclusively by Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene. Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for... [click here for more]

Thursday April 11, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Doors: 6 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Actor’s Express for the Threshold New Play Festival, a lineup of Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene.

Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for new plays! This is a ... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
notes towards becoming a spill is a break sweating in blues spilling truths erecting sites of reconciliation where Black men’s expressions become revised to stretch past the margins of the American consciousness, or where Black men’s truths trickle to elicit the process of becoming. In late 2018 S... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Bandit Roll/Chimney Hole Without fail each holiday season brings a new crop of “bad Santa” stories. Red-suited, holly-jolly misanthropics descend on our malls making promises through their scratchy fake beards of extravagant gifts and acts of wonder. Sure, there are some standout Santas, but many ... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
How often are you able to gaze into eternity? To lie face up in your go-to-meetin’ finery, walls snug around us, eyes up to an endless horizon of cakey burial soil. If funerals are for the living, caskets are a reminder that life continues after death, that passage to the afterlife must be made in s... [click here for more]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary welcomes a local bartender to become the Mixologist-in-Residence – here we invite the purveyors of Atlanta’s cocktail culture to share their story – over a finely crafted drink – with our audiences.

BIO Trey Ledbetter

Trey Ledbetter brings the kitchen to the bar by creating co... [click here for more]

Friday April 5, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special meet up at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Go behind-the-scenes and meet their resident makers, artists, craft and trades people, engineers, and more. A complete list of studios with artists and creatives who have affiliations ... [click here for more]

Friday April 5, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Cost: Free with registration,
Join other Young Professionals Network of Atlanta Contemporary members for a special meet up at The Goat Farm Arts Center. Go behind-the-scenes and meet their resident makers, artists, craft and trades people, engineers, and more. A complete list of studios with artists and creatives who have affi... [click here for more]

Thursday April 4, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Join us in welcoming Actor’s Express for the Threshold New Play Festival, a lineup of Atlanta and Georgia-based writers who are also making a mark on the national scene. Come check out why Atlanta is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities in America for new plays! This is a FREE event. Plea... [click here for more]

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art.

RSVP with the link above or click here.

BIO Makiko Maekawa

Makiko believes k... [click here for more]

Thursday March 28, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
On Thursday, March 28 liquid blackness, a research group on blackness and aesthetics from the Moving Image Studies doctoral program at Georgia State University, will host a conversation on “(A) Black Lineage of the Music Art Video” during Contemporary Cocktails at Atlanta Contemporary. Faculty fou... [click here for more]

Saturday March 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
Join artist Kevin Cole for a talk on his piece When My Scars are my Testimony, currently on view on our Atrium Mural Wall until July 28, 2019.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

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Thursday March 21, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Presented by Young Nonprofit Professionals Network:

Our Mixologist-in-Residence will be providing specialty cocktails for the month of March. Cash/card bar.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant b... [click here for more]

Thursday March 14, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Presented by ColorATL:

Join us for a free and interactive adult coloring workshop presented by ColorATL.

Meet select artists from Volume I + Volume II.

SCHEDULE:  6p Doors + Bar with Contemporary Cocktails 6:30 Coloring and Intro by ColorATL  7p Meet the Artists - Yoyo Ferro and Brooke Powell

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Sunday March 10, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
Atlanta Contemporary presents Movement Love, a yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and collaborating audio and visual artists. The collaborating artist this month is JD Walsh of Shy Layers.

Admission is $10

All money received will go to each collaborating artists. Visitors can purchase tic... [click here for more]
535 Means St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 688-1970
Art Museum, Art Institute
COVID-19
Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

kid-friendly