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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.

Art Papers Live with Laura Raicovich

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 ...
Cost: Free

Curator Tour

Saturday January 25, 2020 12:00 pm EST
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.
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Exhibition Openings

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 ...
Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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
535 Means St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 688-1970
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