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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

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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.

We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik

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...
Cost: Free

Discrit Wasting my Beautiful Mind: Understanding the Poetics of Black Fungibility

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...
Cost: Free

Member Preview of SCAD Open Studio Night

Friday November 1, 2019 05:30 pm EDT
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....
Cost: Free members only

Open Studios Studio Artist Program

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.
Cost: Free-$10

Movement Love

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.
Cost: $10

Contemporary Critique WORKSHOP

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 ...
Cost: $10-$15

TTTHURSDAY with YOUR FRIEND: Cocktail Workshop

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’...
Cost: $10

Nexus Award 2019

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.
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids

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.
Cost: Free

Creative Capital

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...
Cost: Free

Movement Love

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.
Cost: $10

Art Party 2019

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
Cost: $50-$1000

SFQP Artist Talk with Saiel Solomon

Thursday July 11, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
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!
Cost: Suggested Donation:$7-$20

Contemporary Kids

Sunday June 30, 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.
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Party With The Past: Atlanta Contemporary

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Frenderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Frenderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Discrit:Talks (Meme Spirited)

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Visiting Curator Series: Naima J. Keith

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibiton

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 ...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

SAME | SAME with Extremely Michael

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”.

Cost: Free

Bea Fremderman: Stranger Man

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...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Y. Malik Jalal Art Exhibition

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 ...
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids - May 26, 2019

Sunday May 26, 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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/contemporary-ki...
Cost: Free with RSVP

Open Studios: Studio Artist Program

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 ...
Cost: Free-$35

Open Studios: Studio Artist Program

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 ...
Cost: Free - $35

Movement Love: A Yoga Series

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...
Cost: $8 - $10

Curator Tour

Saturday May 11, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with RSVP

William J O'Brien: Shame Spiral

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP

Erin Jane Nelson: Her Deepness

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to event

Contemporary Cocktails: Exhibition Openings

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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. ...
Cost: Free with RSVP

Kambel Smith

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to event

Tony Cokes: Evil.27 Selma

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with Registration and RSVP to opening event

Exhibition Openings

Thursday May 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
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,...
Cost: Free with RSVP

Fashion in Bloom

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...
Cost: $12 - $15

Young Professionals Happy Hour

Wednesday May 1, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free for members

Threshold New Play Festival: Mercy Me

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 ...
Cost: Free

Mercy Me

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...
Cost: Free

Threshold New Play Festival: Lady of the House

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...
Cost: Free

Shikeith

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...
Cost: Free

Mark Starling

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...
Cost: Free

Mixologist-in-Residence: Trey Ledbetter

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...
Cost: Free

Craig Drennen

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 ...
Cost: Free

Young Professionals Meet Up: Goat Farm Open Studios & Spring Sale

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 ...
Cost: Free

Member Meet Up | Goat Farm Open Studios

Friday April 5, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
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...
Cost: Free with registration

Threshold New Play Festival: Bathroom Business

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...
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids - March 31, 2019

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...
Cost: Free

Liquid Blackness: (A) Black Lineage of the Music Art Video

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...
Cost: Free

Kevin Cole

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.

This is ...
Cost: Free

TTTHURSDAY with YNPN

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...
Cost: Free

ColorATL + Meet the Artists: An Adult Coloring Night

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

...
Cost: Free

Moment Love

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...
Cost: $10

2019 Atlanta Biennial: Women's Panel Discussion

Saturday March 9, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Join us for an afternoon of discussion with the female artists Joy Drury Cox, Jiha Moon, and Jill Frank, each featured in the 2019 Atlanta Biennial. This event will also feature a guest moderator, Dr. Jordan Amirkhani. Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot ...
Cost: Free

Discrit: Talks, Natural Selection: A Conversation About Curating

Thursday March 7, 2019 07:00 pm EST
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 This installment is entitled Natural Selection: A Conversation About Curating. A diverse cross-s...
Cost: Free

Avantgarte

Thursday February 28, 2019 05:00 pm EST
A collective consciousness of empathy & understanding is needed now more than ever. Engaging hearts & minds on today’s most pressing social issues is the first step towards a more equitable future. AVANTGARTE unites a community of passionate doers around contemporary art, music & conversation in o...
Cost: Free

Contemporary Cocktails: Work-Life-Well

Thursday February 14, 2019 07:00 pm EST
A conversation about how lady movers and shakers take on work, life, and wellness. Moderated by Porsha Thomas and Sydia Bell. Featuring Tricia Hersey and Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar.
Cost: Free

2019 Atlanta Biennial

Monday February 11, 2019 11:00 am EST
January 17, 2019 – April 7, 2019 This is not an exhibition from a hindered view obstructed by glass, but a view forged by a lasting commitment to go, look, and see. Art has never been confined to the realm of museums, galleries, artist studios, or any other dedicated spaces that collectively conta...
Cost: Free

Robert Beatty, Suspended Passthrough

Monday February 11, 2019 11:00 am EST
January 17, 2019 – March 3, 2019 Robert Beatty repurposes the tools of outmoded technology, creating hybridized drawings, videos, sculptures, music, and installations that blur sensory boundaries. In his visual world, the lines between the artificial and organic are almost completely eliminated, a...
Cost: Free

Those Winter Sundays: Poetry Reading by Masud Olufani

Saturday February 9, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Studio Artist Masud Olufani joins us to recite Those Winter Sundays, a poem by Robert Hayden, and a selection of his own poems. Olufani will discuss themes of Hayden’s poems and how they impact Olufani’s piece Those Winter Sundays: Elegy for Robert Hayden, 1989, currently on view on our Studio Artis...
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids - January 27, 2019

Sunday January 27, 2019 12:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: Free

Grant Writing 101

Saturday January 26, 2019 11:00 am EST
Are you an arts administrator or individual artist seeking financial support for your organization or project? Join us for a grant writing workshop designed to teach you the basics of submitting a grant proposal to fund your big idea! This workshop is presented by Atlanta Contemporary and C4 Atlan...
Cost: $35

TTTHURSDAY with Junior League of Atlanta

Thursday January 24, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Every Third Thursday enjoy people, drinks, art, and "MUSIC YOU NEED" provided by DJ Extremely Michael at Atlanta Contemporary. This installment of TTTHURSDAY is in partnership with Junior League of Atlanta. Mixologist-in-Residence Trip Sandifer will be providing his specialty cocktails for the month...
Cost: Free

Color ATL + Meet the Artists - January 24, 2019

Thursday January 24, 2019 06:00 pm EST
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

Cost: Free

Movement Love with Nap Ministry

Sunday January 20, 2019 10:30 am EST
Atlanta Contemporary presents “Movement Love,” a yoga series that introduces movement programming alongside collaborating audio and visual artists. Installations and interactive media define curated classes that blend movement with live projection, music, film, therapeutic resources and conversation...
Cost: $10

Curator Tour: 2019 Atlanta Biennial

Saturday January 19, 2019 11:00 am EST
Join our curator, Daniel Fuller, for an in-depth discussion of our current exhibitions. Learn more about the Atlanta Biennial, featuring twenty artists from across the south; plus explore our new exhibitions from Tyler Beard, Robert Beatty, and Howard's Art Gallery. Parking is free in the lot at B...
Cost: Free

2019 Atlanta Biennial: Reception

Thursday January 17, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Join us for a first look at the 2019 Atlanta Biennial. Twenty artists from across the southeast share their voice through visual arts, television, fiber arts, music and sound. The exhibition A thousand tomorrows aims to address complexities and deep vernacular traditions of the Southeast. Mix and mi...
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Tyler Beard: Beachcomber

Thursday January 17, 2019 06:00 pm EST
Solo Exhibition from Artist Tyler Beard
Cost: Free

Mixologist-in-Residence: Trip Standifer

Thursday January 17, 2019 06:00 pm EST
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.

January 17th - January 31st 2019

Cost: Free

Kevin Cole, When Scars are my Testimony

Thursday January 17, 2019 11:00 am EST
Solo Exhibition from Artist Kevin Cole
Cost: Free

Scattered and Smothered

Thursday January 17, 2019 11:00 am EST
Presented by Howard's featuring work by Mo Costello, Alicia Gibson, Becky Kolsrud, Sarah Peters, Joe Sola, and Mitchell Wright
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids - December 2, 2018

Sunday December 2, 2018 12:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: Free with RSVP

Curator Tour Lead by Daniel Fuller

Thursday November 29, 2018 06:00 pm EST
Join our curator, Daniel Fuller, for an in-depth discussion of our current exhibitions. Learn more about the main exhibitions from Charles Harlan? and the group show Vivid Memories of a Blurred Past?, plus explore our new exhibitions from Tom Volkaert?, Hartmut Austen?, and Saige Rowe?.
Cost: Free with RSVP

Open Studios

Thursday November 15, 2018 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.
Cost: General Admission: $10, Students: $5 (Door Only), VIP: $35, Members: Free

Got It For Cheap

Thursday October 25, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Contemporary Cocktails with Got It For Cheap. Join us for a unique shopping experience and a cocktail throw-down with our Mixologist-in-Residence, Cole Tanner.
Cost: Free Admission
535 Means St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 688-1970
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Art Gallery,Art Institute
Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 PM