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Hammonds House Museum

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Call: (404) 612-0481 or visit www.hammondshouse.org
An institution devoted to artists of African descent in a historic 1872 home once owned by Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds. Regular exhibitions of contemporary artists complement a permanent collection that includes work by Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, James Van Der Zee and others.

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Photography exhibit, curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, which examines global black dandyism, men with a penchant for color and a taste for refined fashion. Black dandyism is not new; originating in England’s Age of Enlightenment slave culture, it...
Cost: $7

Carrie Mae Weems: From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried Opening Reception

Friday January 19, 2018 06:30 pm EST
<br>Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th Anniversary Season with an exhibition and film by acclaimed visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems. The exhibition, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in shaping and supportin...
Cost: Free-$7

Hammonds House Museum Launches 30th Anniversary Season with Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried

Friday January 19, 2018 06:30 pm EST
Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th anniversary season with an exhibition and film by acclaimed visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems at 6:30 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018. The exhibition, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in s...
Cost: Free-$7.

Respondez S'il Vous Plait (RSVP)

Friday June 23, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Black artists have historically given voice to the social, economic and racial disparities and systemic oppression found within the United States and throughout the African Diaspora. Featured works by Fahamu Pecou, Kevin Sipp, Michi Meko, Sue Ross, Alfred Conteh, Grace Kisa, Fabian Williams, and Mau...
Cost: FREE - HHM Museum MembersÂNon-members - $5 Adults -$3 Students and Seniors

Respondez S'il Vous Plait (RSVP) Reception and Artist Talk

Friday June 2, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Ealy Mays and Image Perceptions

Saturday August 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Curated by Young Hughley, Hammonds House Museum presents Ealy Mays and Image Perceptions: From the Collections of Greg Richardson and Brenda Thompson, narrative art by Paris-based artist Ealy Mays.
Cost: Free-$5

To Pass Through and Be Gone: Works from Private Collection of William Arnett

Thursday August 11, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
To Pass Through and Be Gone: Works from Private Collection of William Arnett features the work of vernacular artists Thornton Dial, Thornton Dial, Jr., Richard Dial, Lonnie Holley, Ronald Lockett, Charles Lucus, and Joe Minter. Hammonds House Museum hosts a gallery talk Sun., March 13, from 2-5 p.m.
Cost: Free-$5

Cole Lavalais

Friday June 24, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Cole Lavalais, author of Summer of the Cicadas, will lead a discussion, followed by a book signing, on her piece of a coming to age story about a college freshmen and her father. Lavalais will be joined by her publisher Tina McElroy Ansa.
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Summer of the Cicadas

Friday June 24, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Ave Research Library is hosting author Cole Lavalais and author and publisher Tina McElroy in discussing their coming of age novel, Summer of the Cicadas.
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Ethnic Notions: Black People in White Minds

Friday June 17, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
To commemorate Juneteenth, Hammonds House Museum and the Auburn Avenue Research library will come together to present a screening of the film Ethnic Notions: Black People in White Minds. Filmmaker Marion Riggs presents racial stereotyping as an essential device for systematic racism in the United St...
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Ealy Mays Artist Talk

Saturday June 4, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Come talk with Ealy Mays, the artist behind the Image Perceptions gallery. Image Perceptions contains art that comments on black intellectualism, satire, and visual narratives of race, class and gender.
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Dr. Carol Anderson

Wednesday June 1, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Dr. Carol Anderson, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, will be talking about her most recent work, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. There will also be a book signing. Put on in collaboration with the Georgia State University's Department of African Americ...
Cost: Free

Taking Bullets

Thursday May 19, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with Georgia State University's Department of African America Studies, Malcom X Grassroots Movement, and the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Haki R. Madhubuti, who will discuss his book Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-First Century Americ...
Cost: Free

Artist Talk: Andrew Feller

Saturday April 30, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Photographer Andrew Feiler stops by the Hammond House Museum to discuss his latest publication, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College.
Cost: Free

Desiree Cooper Artist Talk

Friday April 8, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Cultural critic Valerie Boyd, and Desiree Cooper, author of Know the Mother, stops by the Hammonds House Museum to discuss Cooper's recently published collection of short stories.
Cost: Free

Exploring a New Black Cinematic Vernacular: Short Films by the Kinfolk Collective

Friday March 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammond House Library presents screenings of Julian Walker's Third Timothy, and Darren Wallace's Savage vs. the Void.
Cost: Free

Reembarque/Reshipment

Friday March 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Hammond House Library, and the Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust present a screening of Gloria Rolando's Reembarque/Reshipment. Rolando, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, discusses her film and answers questions.
Cost: Free

African Art, Women, History: the Luba People of Central Africa Screening

Friday March 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammond House Library hosts a free screening of the documentary African Art, Women, History: the Luba People of Central Africa.
Cost: Free

Daniel Black Book Signing

Wednesday March 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Daniel Black, author of Listen to the Lambs, stops by the Hammond House Museum to discuss and sign his book.
Cost: $6-$29

Taking Sides

Wednesday March 9, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammond House Library leads a community discussion about ally politics and radical black resistance.
Cost: Free

Blacks in Mexico

Friday March 4, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Hosted by community activist Bro Rashad, the Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Hammond House Library present a lecture discussing the history shared between African-Americans and Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, and the history of the African Diasporas in Mexico.
Cost: Free

African Americans for the Arts Annual Bazaar

Saturday December 5, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Scope out the current Albert Chong exhibit and shop the holiday bazaar for unique gifts.
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Annual Bazaar

Thursday December 3, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Shop at this curated holiday crafts and arts market.
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Written's Wine and Words with Gillian Royes

Wednesday December 2, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Author Gillian Royce (The Rhythm of the August Rain) makes an appearance alongside some wine refreshments.
Cost: $6.27–$17.87

Spread Love: #FELABRATIONATL-The Last Song Before the War

Thursday October 15, 2015 12:00 am EDT
FELABRATIONATL #FREEFILMThe Last Song Before the War is a feature-length documentary that captures the inspiring rise and uncertain future of Mali’s annual Festival in the Desert. Against the backdrop of stunning musical performances, the film subtly reveals the challenges and triumphs of creating...
Cost: FREE

Black Like Me?

Wednesday October 7, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Join British writer and historian Onyeka for a discussion on African American culture in the U.S. and U.K. Topics will include racial identity, socio-political experiences, and cultural roots across geographical boundaries.
Cost: Free

Gallery Hop 2: Intersecting Disciplines: Visual/Art/Dance

Thursday September 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
NBAF closes the 2015 season with a second experience that intersects the disciplines of dance and visual arts with a tour of local galleries, including the Hammonds House Museum and the Arnika Dawkins Gallery.
Cost: $25-$30

Film Screening and Discussion, African Cinema as Art Film Series Featuring the Work of Ousmane Sembene: MoolaadÃ?

Friday August 21, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A screening of the 2004 feature film Moolaadé (Magical Protection) written and directed by Sembène. Filmed in Burkina Faso, this film addresses the subject of female genital mutilation, and the opposition to the practice and traditional patriarchal structures in rural Africa.
Cost: Free

From Shattered to Sublime: Maintaining your African Art Workshops

Friday July 31, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Conducted by Irvin Wheeler, come and learn the fundamentals of collecting, maintaining and documenting African sculptures, textiles, wooden art and etc. Refreshments provided.
Cost: $15-$20

Lydia A. Harris: The View from Collier Heights

Friday June 5, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The event is a community reception for Harris's photographic exhibition. The exhibit is a tribute to Atlanta's black middle class and the cultural and economic cornerstone of the regional Civil Rights Movement. Join Harris at 3pm for the panel discussion.
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We Will Shoot Back

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
In collaboration with Atlanta Fulton Public library and African American Politics department at Georgia State University, Dr. Akinyele Umoja will discuss her latest book. An narrative account compiled of oral histories and scholarly materials will show black activists/supporters in the Mississippi F...
Cost: Free

Cultural Diagnostics - The Imprint of African Textiles and Objects. From The Collection of Michael Mack

Saturday April 11, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Culture is the history, practices and beliefs that make up a society and it is evident that African art and culture are one and the same. This exhibit provides a path to increased understanding and appreciation for African art through a historical cultural lens. The exquisite pieces painstaking and ...
Cost: Free

Open Season Art Exhibit by Shanequa Gay

Saturday March 28, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Open Season is an exploration of the plight and perceptions of Black males in contemporary American culture.
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Georgia Innocence Project presents: Key to Freedom

Wednesday February 18, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Georgia Innocence Project is a non-profit organization that fights to free wrongly convicted individuals through scientific DNA Testing. The event hopes to raise awareness of social injustices in the past and the individual circumstances and narratives of wrongly convicted individuals as they work t...
Cost: $20

Author's Talk and Book Signing: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Friday January 30, 2015 07:00 pm EST
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2014 Emerging Writer's Conference

Friday August 8, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Join guests Zane and Pamela Samuelson Young as well as representatives from publishing companies for a weekend of information about book publishing and all that comes along with it.
Cost: $90-$100

NEXT: The Salon

Wednesday July 30, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
NBAF partners with two arts leaders —Atlanta’s NEXT and national network Alternate ROOTS— in a multi-year effort inspired by the idea that art has the power to create change. NBAF NEXT seeks to promote emerging artists, with an emphasis on Atlanta-based artists, and elevate artists working at ...
Cost: $20+

Lydia A. Harris

Saturday July 5, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host Collier Heights: A Photographic Exhibit by photographer Lydia A. Harris. This exhibit and art book documents the Collier Heights community, located northwest of Atlanta. Exploring elaborate mid-century modern arch...
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Time, Experience, Wisdom Opening Reception

Saturday March 8, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Hammonds House Museum is proud to present  Wisdom, Experience, Time,  a solo exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by artist, ETIENNE JACKSON. These works are the result of a continuous journey (creative, spiritual, and physical) and are collected from various points within Jackson's jour...
Cost: free

Remembering Trayvon

Saturday February 22, 2014 07:00 pm EST
In collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, Remembering Trayvon: A Community Collective Exhibition will feature various renderings of Trayvon Martin.
Cost: Free

A Different Eye: Sistagraphy Celebrates 20 Years of Photography Extended

Thursday December 19, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Hammonds House Museum features the incomparable work of Sistagraphy. A Different Eye celebrates the 20th anniversary of the African American collective of female photographers. This engaging exhibition has been extended until December 20. Bring your smart phone or tablet for a self-guided tour. For ...
Cost: Adults: $4, Students/Seniors: $2, HHM Members: Free

Hammonds House Museum Exhibits at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Friday December 13, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Two artistic fixtures in the Atlanta art community are celebrating pivotal anniversaries. Hammonds House Museum (25th year anniversary) is celebrating its ongoing partnership with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (40th year anniversary). Thirty-eight selected works of art from Hammonds House Muse...
Cost: varies

Written Wine and Words-? with Phaedra Parks

Wednesday November 13, 2013 07:00 pm EST
You don’t have to be raised in the South to be the same fun-loving package of looks, charm, and determination that makes a Belle a Belle. Join Hammonds House Museum for light fare and wine to introduce Phaedra Parks’ (Real Housewives of Atlanta)first book, Secrets of the Southern Belle: How to B...
Cost: varies

A Woman's Different Eye is Discussed at Hammonds House Museum

Saturday October 26, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Hammonds House Museum features the incomparable work of Sistagraphy. A Different Eye celebrates the 20th anniversary of this African American collective of female photographers. Sunday’s panel discussion focuses on the art and state of photography and the “unique” eye that women bring to the a...
Cost: free

Wine and Words with Curtis Bunn

Monday October 7, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
There are some secrets that are better left that way. In this gripping novel of twisted moral dilemmas, a man tries to save his troubled marriage by taking a trip to Napa Valley after secretly winning the lottery.Join us for wine, light fare, and conversations with the author Curtis Bunn as he discu...
Cost: varies

Hammonds House Museum Joins Free Ninth Annual Museum Day Live!

Friday September 27, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Hammonds House Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 1-5 pm as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! The current exhibition is A Different Eye: Sistagraphy Celebrates 20 Years of Photography. Close to 100 photographs from the African...
Cost: free

A Different Eye: Sistagraphy Celebrates 20 Years of Photography

Saturday September 7, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
A Different Eye features over 100 curated selections from Sistagraphy’s past and present members making bold statements about - People, Places, and Things That Share Space In-Between. Hammonds House Museum served as the venue for Sistagraphy’s first museum exhibition in 1997. The collective cons...
Cost: opening day reception is free, tour costs vary

Wine & Words Features Author Mitchell S. Jackson

Wednesday August 28, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Hammonds House Museum and Written Magazine are hosting Wine & Words, Thursday, August 29, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Written by Mitchell S. Jackson, The Residue Years describes him growing up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond...
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RE-IMAGINING: Female Artists From the Permanent Collection

Saturday August 24, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
As part of Hammonds House Museum's 25th anniversary celebration, this exhibit features works by female artists from the museum's permanent collection. The 22 women represent the diversity of genres, ideas, media and intentions that characterize all art, and their works are re-imagined through their ...
Cost: Free-$4

AID Atlanta, Inc. and Hammonds House Museum Host Free HIV Testing

Wednesday June 26, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
On June 27, AID Atlanta, Inc. in partnership with Hammond’s House Museum will host A FREE HIV Testing Event for National HIV Testing Day from 10am – 12pm, 503 Peeples Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Cost: free

Written Wine and Words with Editor Gil Robertson and Contributors

Monday May 13, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Where Did Our Love Go is an anthology of essays from a variety of well-known people speaking on their experience with love. Enjoy light food fare and wonderful conversation with the anthology editor Gil Robertson and contributors to this groundbreaking work on African-American relationships.
Cost: $5-$16

Hammonds House Museum Family History Workshops

Friday April 26, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
April 25, 6-6:30 pm (exhibition viewing), 6:30-9 pm (workshop), The How and Why of Preserving Photographic History), Hammonds House MuseumApril 26, 12-4:00 pm, Open House (view preservation techniques), Auburn Avenue Research LibraryApril 27, 3:00-5:00 pm, Preserving Memories and Family Treasures: T...
Cost: free

Decennial Phoenix Flies

Friday March 8, 2013 07:00 pm EST
The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will present the Decennial Phoenix Flies: A City-Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks from March 9-24. This is a unique celebration of Atlanta's historic assets. More than 200 free events will be accessible for patrons during 16 days. Celebrating 25 years, Hammo...
Cost: Free

Homecoming: African American Family History in Georgia

Saturday February 16, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Hammonds House Museum and Auburn Avenue Research Library announce their partnership during a public reception for the exhibition, which documents and pays homage to the survival of kinship ties and family pride among Black people from the late 1800's to the mid 1960's, while honoring Black photograp...
Cost: free

Wine & Words Emerging Artists

Wednesday January 9, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Written magazine and the Hammonds House Museum celebrate Emerging Voices of 2012 with Kim Green, author of Hallucination, and Jacqueline Holness, author of After the Alter Call. Enjoy wine and light food fare in the first Wine and Words of 2013.
Cost: Free

Rob Simmons: Southern State

Saturday November 17, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Rob Simmons' photographs present unexpected twists to everyday scenes, giving viewers new and more complex ways to look at the ordinary.
Cost: $2-$4

Masks, Medicine, Memory, and Myth

Saturday June 2, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Traditional African sculptures, masks and artifacts offer glimpses into practices that are fading away on the African continent. The cultural philosophies and spiritual symbolism they embody reflect the underpinnings of cultural views still held by many people of the African Diaspora.
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Docent Trainings

Sunday April 22, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Docent volunteers are specially trained to educate visitors about the museum and to help them understand the artworks on exhibit. Docents conduct tours, speak to visiting groups, and can be stationed in the galleries during events to answer questions. Being a docent is a uniquely rewarding experienc...
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Hammonds House Museum Volunteers Needed

Tuesday December 27, 2011 07:00 pm EST
Hammonds House Museum needs volunteers for the following dates: Dec. 7, 13, and 28. For more information, contact Cheryl Odeleye at 404-612-0489
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Wine and Words

Wednesday October 26, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Dedicated to L.A. Banks.
Cost: Free-$5

Wine and Words

Wednesday October 19, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Emerging writers Yusef Poole, Christy Priester and Sharon Tubbs.
Cost: Free-$5

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise

Tuesday October 18, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
A two-part presentation of Spike Lee's film.
Cost: Free-$5

Equal Rites: The Art of Michael D. Harris

Sunday September 11, 2011 12:00 am EDT
This exhibition will explore the work of Michael D. Harris through several phases and themes over the past 15 years. It also will include duets with other artists; creative collaborations built upon compositions of his creation. The work reflects the DuBois idea of double consciousness — t...
Cost: $2-$4

Equal Rites: The Art of Michael D. Harris

Sunday September 11, 2011 12:00 am EDT
This exhibition will explore the work of Michael D. Harris through several phases and themes over the past 15 years. It also will include duets with other artists; creative collaborations built upon compositions of his creation. The work reflects the DuBois idea of double consciousness — t...
Cost: $2-$4

Garden Concert: Luckie Street Band

Saturday July 23, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: $15-$25

Garden Concert: Luckie Street Band

Saturday July 23, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Cost: $15-$25

NBAF Presents The Summer Institute

Saturday July 16, 2011 12:00 am EDT
The Summer Institute, presented in partnership with the Hammonds House Museum, guides participants through the contemporary arts of the African Diaspora, featuring world-renowned artists and scholars, and provides participants with an up-close and personal experience. The Summer Institute runs from...
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A Heavy Grace, A Shallow Home

Friday June 24, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Daniel Minter is a fine artist working in multiple mediums, whose art is heavy with life. His paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and mixed media assemblages are the sum of more than two decades of labor in the service of remembering. Minter’s Georgia beginnings are the steady fount of his artis...
Cost: Free-$4

The Spoken Canvas

Saturday June 18, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Akbar Imhotep translates the current exhibition for children and adults through storytelling and reads from books illustrated by Daniel Minter.
Cost: Free

The Spoken Canvas

Saturday June 18, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Akbar Imhotep translates the current exhibition for children and adults through storytelling and reads from books illustrated by Daniel Minter.
Cost: Free
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