Hammonds House Galleries and Resource Center
503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Website - 404-752-8730
Hours of Operations: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed to the public on Mondays and National Holidays
Hammonds House Museum and Resource Center of African American Art is a fine arts venue whose mission is to preserve, exhibit, and increase public awareness about the contributions that visual artists of African descent have made to world culture.
Hammonds House Museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, a prominent Atlanta physician and avid arts patron. The Fulton County Board of Commission acquired Hammonds House Museum in 1986, along with period furnishings and more than 250 art works collected by Dr. Hammonds. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1988, Hammonds House Museum continues the legacy of Dr. Hammonds' conservation of fine art by offering unique cultural and artistic programming.
*Five to six exhibitions are mounted annually interspersed with presentations from the permanent collection.
*Each exhibition is introduced by way of an opening and artist/curator talk. The opening talk which is videoed is made available for viewing throughout the length of the exhibition. An interactive children's handout, "Viewpoint," is developed to help young people enjoy and learn about the exhibition artist and medium.
*Educational outreach programs, utilizing local and national artists, scholars, critics and cultural experts provide public seminars, lectures and workshops.
*Supplemental programming of cultural or artistic relevance are presented to support the mission.
*Special children's programming includes a variety of activities to include printmaking and collage workshops, hands-on sessions with tours, Kwanzaa and holiday sessions and a summer camp.
*The Resource Center houses books, articles, catalogues, slides, films, videos, microfiche, and computer database files on artists' histories. The Center is available by appointment.
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