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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Spelman College Museum
Call: (404) 270-5607 or visit museum.spelman.edu
A venue for cutting-edge contemporary and often socially relevant work. Features such well-known artists as Carrie Mae Weems, Iona Rozeal Brown, David Hammons and Gary Simmons.

Surrender at Fort Negress: A Repossession Performance

Thursday December 5, 2019 03:00 pm EST
In observance of Day With(out) Art*, Spelman College associate professor of Dance Performance & Choreography, T. Lang will explore the process through which individuals fundamentally shift how they conceptualize, strategize around, and tactically address struggles related to complex inequalities tha...
Cost: Free

Yoga In The Museum

Monday November 18, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Yoga in the Museum is back by popular demand and resumes on September 16.Enjoy yoga classes surrounded by works of art that emphasize balance, focus, and strength. Each class is led by a Black woman yoga instructor and is appropriate for all levels
Cost: Free

Yoga In The Museum

Monday November 11, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Yoga in the Museum is back by popular demand and resumes on September 16.Enjoy yoga classes surrounded by works of art that emphasize balance, focus, and strength. Each class is led by a Black woman yoga instructor and is appropriate for all levels
Cost: Free

BLACK BOX | Rebecca Kumar: As Small As A World

Monday May 6, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
AS SMALL AS A WORLD is a collection of stories that feature hurricane survivors of the American south: Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Set in the wake of the major southern hurricanes of the 21st Century thus far—Katrina, Irma, and Maria—the respective characters in this compilation ...
Cost: $3

The Archive of Black Women's Memory

Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Join Anne Collins Smith, Makeba Dixon-Hill, Curator of Education, and Holly Smith, Spelman College Archivist, for a discussion about the historical and contemporary presence of Black women in archives and museums.
Cost: $3

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Presidential Conversation

Thursday March 21, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President, Spelman College, and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, President Emerita of Spelman College, about diversity, equity, accessibility, inclusion, and preparing the next generation of museum professionals. Moderator: Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownle...
Cost: $3

Amy Sherald

Thursday January 31, 2019 12:00 am EST
Museum is currently closed for the installation. Amy Sherald immediately rose to international prominence when the National Portrait Gallery unveiled her portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Amy Sherald, the artist’s first major solo exhibition, features a se...
Cost: Free

A Day With(out) Art Community Day

Saturday December 1, 2018 01:00 pm EST
A Day With(out) Art is an International Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis held in tandem with World AIDS Day.
Cost: Free entry

ACP Lecture Series: Zanele Muholi

Friday September 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi will discuss their work with Renee Mussai, curator of “Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness.” Muholi, whose preferred pronouns are they and them, uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the ...
Cost: Free

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi Opening January 25

Thursday January 25, 2018 06:30 pm EST
<br>Thursday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. that will include a conversation with exhibition curator Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and artist Deborah Roberts.

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Artists Talk: AFRICA FORECAST

Tuesday November 29, 2016 07:00 pm EST
Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life showcases photography, paintings, fashions, video, and more works of art by 20 women hailing from Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. The collection highlights the diverse ways women of the African diaspora carry their culture with them. Three of the fea...
Cost: Free

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life

Wednesday September 14, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host an opening reception of its fall exhibition and the launch of the Museum’s 20th anniversary season. This special event will feature an artists talk, a conversation with artists Vanessa German, Ayana V. Jackson, and Fabiola Jean-Louis.
Cost: Free

Black Chronicles II

Friday May 13, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Spelman College's Museum of Fine Art hosts Black Chronicles II, a collection of photo portraits documenting Black presence in 19th century Victorian-era Britain.
Cost: Free

Black Chronicles II Life Drawing Session

Wednesday April 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Spelman College invites folks to join a final drawing session with host and local artist Jessica Scott-Felder. This session takes place at the Black Chronicles II exhibition, curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy, currently on display at the college’s Museum of Fine Art. The exhibition explores ...
Cost: Free-$5

The Last Angel of History screening

Saturday February 27, 2016 07:00 pm EST
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in partnership with the Octavia E. Butler: Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy Conference and Department of English hosts a community screening of John Akomfrah’s seminal film The Last Angel of History.
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"?˜The Masters Speak: Spelman College Faculty in Performance'

Saturday February 20, 2016 07:00 pm EST
An evening of music, dance, poetry and theater, this performance will be curated by Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dianne McIntyre, an artistic pioneer whose career spans more than four decades of choreography for dance, theater, television and film.
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Kristin JuÃ?rez's Painting as the Moving Image: The Televisual Gestures of Howardena Pindell

Monday November 16, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Department of English host a Community Conversation with Kristin Juárez, a doctoral student of moving image studies at Georgia State University. Juárez will survey the accumulation of movement and time on the surfaces of Howardena Pindell’s painting...
Cost: Free

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts Presents: On Being Black: A Panel Discussion

Friday October 16, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host a panel discussion at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17 featuring artists Sheila Pree Bright, Albert Chong, Allen Cooley, Renée Cox, Delphine Fawundu, John Pinderhughes and Deborah Willis, Ph.D. The panel discussion will be moderated by Kirsten Pai Buick, ...
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Explore and Indulge in a Day of Fun at Community Day

Friday September 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The family event will be a 70s/80s inspired, fun-filled exploration of the Museum’s current exhibition Howardena Pindell. Participants of all ages are invited to attend make-and-take art wor...
Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Presents "?˜An Evening with Howardena Pindell and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell'

Wednesday September 23, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host its opening reception and a landmark conversation with renown abstract artist Howardena Pindell at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman, will engage in conversation with Pindell. The exhibition features Pindellâ€...
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Community Day

Friday April 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Community Day on April 18. The family event will be a fun-filled exploration of the museum’s current exhibition, Maren Hassinger ... Dreaming. Participants of all ages are invited to attend make-and-take art workshops, go on interactive tours, recei...
Cost: Free

Keith Purvis' Travis & Tabitha

Wednesday April 15, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, and NBAF Contemporaries will partner to present a screening of Keith Purvis’ Travis and Tabitha. The independently financed dramedy highlights the lives of 26-year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28-year-old aspirin...
Cost: Free

-?Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art"??

Wednesday March 25, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art, a special conversation with Aku Kadogo, international theater director, choreographer, educator, creative producer of cultural arts projects and Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, and Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Proje...
Cost: Free

-?Are You Sure, Sweetheart, That You Want To Be Well?:"?? A Contemplative Retreat for Self-Healing

Friday March 20, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Veta Goler, Ph.D., associate professor of dance and co-director of the Spelman College Teaching Resource and Research Center, will guide attendees through a lively mix of movement, reflection, and creative art-making to develop a deeper connection with his/herself. The mission is for participants to...
Cost: Free

Atlanta Premiere of Maren Hassinger's -?Women's Work"??

Thursday March 19, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
In a special collaborative effort, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Women’s Research & Resource Center will host the Atlanta premiere of Maren Hassinger’s meditative performance Women’s Work. During the performance Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the director of the Ri...
Cost: Free

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts Community Conversation centered around science, film, food, and design

Wednesday February 25, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the Division of College Relations will host “On Creativity,” a community conversation centered around science, film, food and design, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Makeba Dixon-Hill, Spelman Museum curator of education, will moderate a panel discussio...
Cost: Free

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Hosts Opening Reception and Gallery Walk with Maren Hassinger

Wednesday February 11, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Attend a gallery walk led by the artist and director of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, Maren Hassinger. This solo exhibition features works made of newspapers, plastic bags, leaves, and other unconventional materials.
Cost: Free

Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art

Friday December 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
This exhibit explores how fiber has become a distinctive voice of women of the African Diaspora to articulate identity, relationships, history, experiences, and artistry about the world(s) in which they live. the works of Xenobia Bailey, Sonya Clark, Januwa Moja, and others.
Cost: $3 suggested donation

Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education

Wednesday November 12, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., STEAM Director, Boston Arts Academy, will join Brides of Anansi artists Saya Woolfalk and Xenobia Bailey in conversation to look at how contemporary women artists look at nature and natural systems for inspiration. Topics such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art,...
Cost: $3 suggested donation

Artists Explore Nature as an Inspiration

Wednesday November 12, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., STEAM director, Boston Arts Academy, will join Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art exhibit artists Saya Woolfalk and Xenobia Bailey, in conversation about how contemporary women artists look at nature and natural systems for inspiration.Topics such as STEAM (science...
Cost: Free

Community Conversations: Coiffure: aBUNdance

Wednesday November 5, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Coiffure: aBUNdance presents a tale of hair consciousness inspired by the works of Sonya Clark from Brides of Anansi. Using movements influenced by Modern dance, House music culture, Yoga, and Afro-Caribbean dance articulations, Jessica Gaines presents a dialogue-driven performance about the inferen...
Cost: $3 suggested donation

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Hosts Annual Community Day

Friday September 26, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host annual Community Day, an interactive experience of the Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Community Day includes make-and-take workshops, giveaways donated by the Center for Puppetry Ar...
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Tales of the Conjure Woman

Friday May 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Renée Stout uses her alter ego Fatima Mayfield, a fictitious herbalist/fortuneteller, as a vehicle to role-play and confront issues an open, creative and humorous way. Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation,...
Cost: $3 suggested donation

Xaviera Simmons: On Process

Wednesday April 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Xaviera Simmons comes to Atlanta as both a featured speaker for ART PAPERS LIVE and a juror for the 2014 Artadia Awards Atlanta. Simmons will discuss her artistic practice and body of work, which spans photography, performance, video, sound, sculpture and installation.
Cost: Free

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

Friday December 6, 2013 07:00 pm EST
Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the ways in which our contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by photographers and artists working from 1890 to the present. It incorporates a diverse...
Cost: $3 suggested donation

Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection

Thursday May 16, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
In November 2012, the Spelman Museum of Fine Art invited students, faculty, and friends to select works from its 350-object permanent collection. The museum is now displaying what the participants chose along with their personal responses.
Cost: $3 suggested donation

The Creative Class at Spelman College

Wednesday April 3, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrating the rich legacy of alumni of Atlanta University Center institutions, The Creative Class is an opportunity to hear from some of the most innovative and intriguing arts professionals working today. Naima J. Keith, assistant curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, will be in conversation wi...
Cost: Free

Gotta Have Art! Spelman Museum Hosts Community Day

Friday March 8, 2013 07:00 pm EST
At the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art's Community Day, families can enjoy guided tours of the exhibition, “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College,” take part in art-making workshops, try their luck at an art scavenger hunt, and participate in interactive dance performances.The ...
Cost: FREE

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists

Thursday November 29, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Using unconventional materials such as plastic bags, recycles tires, and volcanic rock, seven Black women artists have created a unique fusion of fine art.
Cost: Free but donations are accepted

Community Day

Friday November 9, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Children of all ages are invited to join the fun and participate in make-and-takehands-on art making workshops using clay, beads, tissue paper, and recycled materials. Interactive tours of Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists and object lessons will be given throughout the day. This even...
Cost: Free

Chakaia Booker

Tuesday November 6, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Artist Chakaia Booker converses with Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director of the Museum, about topics ranging from black identity to urban ecology.
Cost: Free

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold's Paintings of the 1960s

Wednesday May 16, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Spelman College’s Museum of Fine Art gets bundled up with the widely celebrated storytelling quilts and other important works from American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s through May 19. Raised in Harlem, Ringgold is most well known for her “story quilts,” which are pai...
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Art Papers Live lecture series presents contemporary French Artist, Zineb Sedira

Tuesday November 1, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
The lecture series Art Papers Live!, in partnership with France-Atlanta and ACP, presents Zineb Sedira: Memory Keepers. Sedira’s experiences with intersections of different places and cultures have given this artist a unique perspective on language and movement, expressed through photo, video, and e...
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Zineb Sedira

Tuesday November 1, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Zineb Sedira discusses how she enlists images and text to explore migration and globalization in her work.
Cost: free

Frank X Walker

Tuesday October 11, 2011 08:00 pm EDT
Frank X Walker reads from several of his books including a new manuscript on Medgar Evers.
Cost: free

IngridMwangiRobertHutter: Constant Triumph

Thursday May 12, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Internationally known, Germany-based husband-and-wife team of Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter take us on a crash course in issues of race, nationality, sexuality, power and powerlessness.
Cost: $3 donation requested

Curators to Discuss ??The Global Africa Project' at Spelman College

Wednesday April 20, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Lowery Stokes Sims, Ph.D., and Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., co-curators of the exhibition “The Global Africa Project,” on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, will participate in “Exploring Global Africa,” on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art....
Cost: Free

IngridMwangiRobertHutter: Constant Triumph

Friday February 4, 2011 12:00 am EST
The Kenyan-German artists collective, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, explores the notion of race, gender, and cultural heritage through photography, performance, video, and installation. Meet the artists at the exhibition's opening reception on Feb. 4 and experience the United States debut of the perform...
Cost: Free

Evenly Yoked

Friday December 3, 2010 12:00 am EST
By artists Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry.
Cost: Free

R.J. Rahman

Thursday November 11, 2010 12:00 am EST
Discusses Black Hair in the 21st Century Poetry and the social implications that arise when a black woman cuts her hair in relation to the Spelman Museum exhibit Evenly Yoked.
Cost: $3 suggested donation
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