More Than 25 Years Celebrating
Nestled on a quiet residential street in Atlanta’s historic West End, Hammonds House Museum is a unique setting to explore the cultural diversity and legacy of artists of African descent. The Museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, who was a prominent Atlanta physician and a passionate arts patron. The Museum opened in 1988 to continue Dr. Hammonds’ commitment to preserving and celebrating art from the African Diaspora, and offers a year-round calendar of fine art exhibitions and cultural programming.
Hammonds House Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 350 works dating from the mid-19th century by artists from America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Highlights of the collection include 18 works by master artist Romare Bearden and the oldest known painting by acclaimed landscape artist Robert S. Duncanson. Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, P.H. Polk, Hale Woodruff, and James Van Der Zee are among the scores of important regional, national, and international artists represented in the collection.
The Museum’s yearly calendar of events includes 4-5 visual art exhibitions by significant mid-career and established artists, artist talks, panel discussions, workshops, and art camps for young people, as well as book readings and music concerts. The Museum’s Resource Center is a valuable repository of printed, photographic, and digital information on hundreds of artists and exhibitions.
For 25 years, Hammonds House Museum has been a mecca for people seeking inspiration, interaction, and intellectual stimulation centered on art of the African Diaspora. The Museum has redefined the experience of art by providing thought-provoking exhibitions and cultural events in an environment that is at once comfortable, mind-expanding, and uniquely attuned to the interests and needs of patrons of every age.
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Meet Our Team
Donna Watts-Nunn, Audrey Johnson, Tracy Murrell. Robert Thompson, Myrna Fuller, Morris Gardner
Leatrice Ellzy, Interim Executive Director | 404.612.0481
Tracy Murrell, Curator | 404.438.0707
Donna Watts-Nunn, Membership / Volunteer Coordinator | 404.612.0489
Audrey Johnson, Executive Assistant | 404.612.0481
Wendell Hurst, Facilities & Security Manager | 404.612.0480
AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY
Morris Gardner, Program Manager | 404.612.0487
INTERNS / STAFF SUPPORT
Harriet Macklin, Friends of the Library/Volunteers
Board of Trustees
Charles Black, Actor
Heidi L. Boykin, Georgia Power Company
W. Imara Canady, Board President
Deniece Acosta Griffin, Board Secretary
Onaje Henderson, Zucot Gallery
Patricia Zeigler Jeter, Georgia Department of Community Health
Andjela Kessler, Incentive Travel & Meetings
Art R. Malloy, Savannah College of Art and Design
Tremayne Perry, Suntrust
Sue Ross, City of Atlanta
Fulton County Liaisons
Exhibition / Curatorial Advisory Board
Karen Comer Lowe