April 12 - Extended to June 21
Cultural Diagnostics – The Imprint of African
Textiles and Objects. From The Collection of Michael Mack
Private Eyes | A Selection of Works by Visual Mythologist
From The Collection of Michael Mack
AARL Satellite Gallery
Saturday, June 6, 2 - 5:00pm
3:00pm - Panel Discussion
Exhibition Run - May 13 - Sunday, August 23, 2015
The View From Collier Heights
a photographic exhibition by photographer Lydia A. Harris, This stunning exhibit and art book documents the Collier Heights community located in Northwest Atlanta, Georgia. As the photographs explore mid-century modern architecture, the intimacy of the artist’s experience unfolds, as intricate interiors are revealed. Taken between 2010 and 2014, the photographs pay tribute to a community that served as the cultural and economic cornerstone
of Atlanta’s black middleclass and was instrumental to the regional Civil
This exhibit will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at Hammonds House Museum and will include a community discussion, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. facilitated by AARL staff featuring members of the Collier Heights Community Association, J.W. Robinson & Associates President Jeffrey Robinson, and exhibit photographer Lydia A. Harris.
Black Architects Who are Artists
Sunday, June 28
Featuring Oscar Harris and friends.
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Book Signing and Discussion
Remembering the Redwood Grill
Sunday, June 7 / 3:00 pm
Restaurateur A. Rod Womack will discuss his latest publication, Redwood. This personal memoir examines the heyday of Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor, via Mr. Womack’s experiences as the proprietor of the iconic Redwood Grill, located in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland.
African Art Repair Workshop
Maintaining Your African Art Collection: From Shattered to Sublime
Instructor: Irvin Wheeler, Artist and Collector
Saturday, June 13, 10:00 – 11:30 am
An entertaining and intensive 1.5-hour introductory workshop, for African art lovers, owners and collectors will learn about the fundamentals of collecting and safely maintaining African sculptures, textiles, wooden objects, etc.
Black Rebellion in Georgia - From the Ogeechee Insurrection to Black Power and Beyond
Sunday, June 14 / 3:00 pm
This community discussion will feature a panel of scholars / activists who will explore historical acts of insurrection by black communities in the American South, including the post-Civil War Ogeechee insurrection outside of Savannah, the 1966 Atlanta Summerhill neighborhood riots, and the 1977 Atlanta garbage workers' strike.
Community Lecture and Discussion
The Legacy of Jefferson Franklin Long:
Facilitated by Monica Kaufman Pearson
Saturday, June 20 / 3:00 pm
The Afro‑American Historical and Genealogical Society-Metro Atlanta Chapter, will host Atlanta broadcast legend and award-winning journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson, who will facilitate a community lecture, entitled The Legacy of Jefferson Franklin Long. Jefferson Franklin Long, Georgia's first African American congressman (elected in December of 1870), and the first African American to speak on the floor of the House of Representatives (February 1, 1871).
Let Freedom Sing - How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
Saturday, June 20 / 5:30 pm
In recognition of Black Music Month 2015 (June). Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement (94 minutes). Let Freedom Sing examines the lives of those who lifted their voice in lyrical outrage against racial discrimination, celebrating the connection between music and the fight for a better world. This event will also include
- a reception
- listening party with the sale of rare vintage vinyl LPs from the time period.
(All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library).
Space is the Place
Thursday, June 25 / 7:00 pm
In recognition of Black Music Month 2015 (June), we will host a screening of the indie cult classic, Space Is the Place. Space Is the Place is the psychedelic visual fusion of Sun Ra's avant-garde jazz compositions, futuristic Afro-Egyptian mythology and radical black power ideologies.
Black Girl (La Noire De…)
African Cinema as Art Film Series, Featuring the Work of
Saturday, June 27 / 3:00 pm
Black Girl, centers on a young Senegalese woman’s immigration to France to
work as a servant. This classic was the director's first feature-length film, and is considered the first African film by an African filmmaker to receive international attention.
Community Lecture and Discussion
Black Noise Navigators
The Fusion of Mythology and Science in the Creation of Black Music featuring Kevin Sipp
Sunday, June 28 / 3:00 pm
In recognition of Black Music Month 2015 (June) we will host Black Noise Navigators: The Fusion of Mythology and Science in the Creation of Black Music.
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