CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
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. Click here for information on admission and tours.
MEET OUR TEAM
Myrna Anderson-Fuller, Executive Director | 404.612.0482
Serena Garcia, Administrative & Communications Manager | 404.612.0481
Cheryl Adams Odeleye, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator | 404.612.0489
Byron Simmons, Facilities & Security Manager | 404.612.0480
Tracy Murrell, Acting Curator | 404.438.0707
INTERNS / STAFF SUPPORT 2012 - 13
Marcus Bishop, Permanent Collection Catalogue Project
Sabrina Copeland, Grant Writing
Kathrina St. Flavin, Exhibitions
Kweku Vassall, Website & Graphic Design
Tai Williams, Curatorial Team
Hasan Muhammad, Curatorial Team
2013 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Board of Directors
W. Imara Canady
Verna Jennings Cleveland
Deniece Acosta Griffin
Michael D. Hobbs, Jr.
Patricia Zeigler Jeter
Fulton County Liaisons
Exhibition / Curatorial Advisory Board
Karen Comer Lowe
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