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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.

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

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

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

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

How Does the External Shape Shape the Internal Shape

Monday October 1, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Welch Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series: Leigh Ledare Film Screening

Tuesday September 25, 2018 05:45 pm EDT
Categories: film

Film screening with Q&A Visiting artist and Guggenheim recipient, Leigh Ledare, will screen his recent film, “The Task,” followed by a discussion.

"Twenty-eight strangers shuffle into a nondescript room where they sit down for day three of a radical social experiment orche...
Cost: free

Art Party 2018

Saturday August 25, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join us for an amazing evening that underwrites Atlanta Contemporary’s vision to remain free admission, every day. Meander throughout the campus – entering at Bankhead Ave. Grab a quick bite at one of our many food stations and wind your way into the Pavilion – mix, mingle, and move forward to enjoy...
Cost: $55

Language of the Birds

Saturday August 25, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Cost: Free

Vivid Memories of a Blurred Past

Saturday August 11, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

Relax, Read, Refresh

Thursday July 5, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join us for Relax, Read, Refresh in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. 

Grab a cocktail from our Mixologist-in-Residence, Taylor Bottcher, peruse the curated selection of artist made goods in our SHOP, and meander through our current exhibitions on view. 

Support local artists by purchasin...
Cost: Free

Cinebash

Saturday June 23, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
<br>Step into the world of film with Cinebash, a first-ever film party that celebrates Jewish cinema through multimedia art forms. The celebration blends immersive experiences with food, music, and other production elements for an unforgettable evening. Cinebash extends beyond traditio...
Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door

Thirsty Thursday + Young Professionals Happy Hour

Thursday June 21, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Cost:

Home Is Where the Art Is

Tuesday June 19, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections. This walking tour of the Atlanta City Hall complex will explore its architectural history and artistic components, events leading to the construction of the two buildings (the Historic Tower and the ...
Cost: Free

RYAN MCLAUGHLIN: Säntis Bindle

Friday June 15, 2018 12:00 am EDT
The surprisable, semi-recognizable is where we find Ryan McLaughlin’s paintings. His subjects are frequently hazy logos and texts floating in shallow, milky pools. We know that we once knew these places and products. It’s all there on the tips of our tongues, our ensemble hypnotically waiting for ne...
Cost: Free

Open Studios: Studio Artist Program

Thursday June 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: $5 - $10

JORDAN STUBBS Buffering in the Danger Zone by Any Means Necessary

Thursday June 14, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Jordan Stubbs (b. 1993) is an artist living and working in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Photography from Georgia State University in 2014. During that time, he also co-founded the artist-run space, The LOW Museum in the Old Fourth Ward. Jordan spent the next two and a half years as the gallery di...
Cost: Free

Movement Love: a yoga series

Sunday June 10, 2018 10:30 am EDT
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

Mixologist-in-Residence: Cole Just

Thursday June 7, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free

JORDAN STUBBS: Buffering in the Danger Zone by Any Means Necessary

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Jordan Stubbs (b. 1993) is an artist living and working in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Photography from Georgia State University in 2014. During that time, he also co-founded the artist-run space, The LOW Museum in the Old Fourth Ward. Jordan spent the next two and a half years as the gallery di...
Cost: Free

Ryan McLaughlin Säntis Bindle

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00 am EDT
It all started with a drum. Junior congas, flipped over 5-gallon buckets, and the occasional bass drum together creating a bombastic marathon of syncopated percussion, raucous and visceral. The sound is sonorous, full, menacing, as it thunders and rumbles down your spine. Legend has it that bandlead...
Cost: Free

Shy Layers: A Studio 10 Pop Up

Thursday May 31, 2018 08:00 pm EDT
<br>ACAC Studio Artist JD Walsh will perform songs from his audio project Shy Layers in an immersive environment with video and light projection. Performance will last roughly 40 minutes. Audience is invited to bring something comfortable to sit on, relax, and enjoy the show. Performan...
Cost: Free

Color ATL + Meet the Artists

Thursday May 31, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
ColorATL, Atlanta’s adult coloring book, combines the power of creative activity with the thriving art culture of Atlanta to benefit those in difficult circumstances. Not only does ColorATL offer a deeper, more interactive look into Atlanta’s artists, but they believe creative activity has the abil...
Cost: Free

DENA YAGO The Shortest Shadow

Thursday April 12, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Rabbits are a symbol of cross-over, an adaptable creature who acts as a liaison, and guide, a pure being here on earth, heaven, and the underworld. Down below, they are they are a representation of exercising one’s intuition: a guide through dark passages. On earth their little legs keep them ground...
Cost: Free

Jamie Keiter

Thursday April 12, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Jaime Keiter is an artist working primarily in the medium of ceramics. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Georgia in 2001 and worked as a photo art director at various fashion and design magazines in New York City for 14 years before returning to Atlanta in 2016. Her ceramic sculptures ...
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SHEIDA SOLEIMANI Medium of Exchange

Thursday April 12, 2018 12:00 am EDT
In 2016, 14 OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) countries produced an estimated 44 percent of global oil production and  possessed 73 percent of the world’s “proven” oil reserves giving OPEC a major influence on global oil prices. Two-thirds of OPEC’s oil production and reserves...
Cost: Free

TN CONTEMPORARY Natalie Petrosky, Eric Cagely, and Patrick Deguira

Saturday March 17, 2018 12:00 am EDT
Contemporary On-Site series welcomes TN Contemporary to Atlanta Contemporary.

TN CONTEMPORARY presents

Eric Cagely

Patrick DeGuira

Natalie Petrovsky

76 miles per hour - steel rails - powerlines - pine trees - carpet factories - red clay - chipper shredder - powerlines sporadically overhead...
Cost: Free

Contemporary Kids

Sunday February 25, 2018 12:00 pm EST
A free and interactive family-friendly program that introdues children to contemporary art and artists. 

RSVP here.

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