Hammonds House Museum

Events

As We Dream: The O.T. Hammonds and Hammonds House Museum Collection
Jul
27
to Sep 30

As We Dream: The O.T. Hammonds and Hammonds House Museum Collection

As we dream and reach for stars we bring with us our kaleidoscopic humanity, our dreams of freedom, our nightmare of bondage, our praise songs and our blues. We find new ways and refine old ones to make our emotions concrete. Our art leave a record of our realities and myths, our acceptance and rejections and those who commit to collecting our collective visions. We make art and hope others will see in our art making our experience and themselves. If we are good at what we do we touch and transform those who see, and inspire them to collect our souls through our art and keep us well. What is a culture without a maker and one who appreciates what is made, not just in the name of commerce but also in the name of legacy?  

The collection Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds left behind is the foundation upon which Hammonds House Museum was built. With a collective of progressive women and men we have been able to continue the legacy of collecting, preserving and inspiring a new vision. As We Dream is a beautiful show curated from our permanent collection by former Hammonds House Museum curator Kevin Sipp. We hope that the work inspires you, gives you a glimpse into what has been accomplished over the past 30 years and moves you to become a patron of the culture you so dearly love.

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Kim Coles Conversation and Book Signing
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Kim Coles Conversation and Book Signing

Join Hammonds House Museum for an intimate conversation and book signing with actress and comedian Kim Coles from the hit television show, “Living Single”! Her latest book, Open Your G.I.F.T.S. will encourage you to unearth your authentic positioning and discover what your empowering destiny in this world really is.

Created by actress and comedian Kim Coles, who shares her own personal hardships and survivals, this anthology with 22 co-authors will support you in regaining your spiritual resiliency to design a life of passion. Centered on the core themes of gratitude, intention, forgiveness, triumph, and self-love, each chapter reveals the necessary elements of purposeful living and how to acquire them. The intimate expressions herein will help you liberate your inner child, collect all the life lessons you’ve obtained so far, and welcome them into the abundance of your future. Enlightening, accessible, and rooted in real people’s experiences, this book is a required reading for women seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives!

   

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Trunk Show and Reception
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Trunk Show and Reception

Renowned master story quilter Phyllis Stephens will share her quilts and the stories behind them. $5 admission. Doors open at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.  

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.
Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Collage and Applique Class
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Collage and Applique Class

Latifah Shakir’s quilts were featured in a solo exhibit at last year’s festival. She will teach you how to create unique works of art. Last year’s workshop was sold out, and the students loved it!  Materials will be provided. Limited to 25 students. $30. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.
Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word. 

Rita Awan, Kemi Bennings, Giovanni (Daniel Cammon), F. Geoffrey Johnson, Dee Robinson and Barry Wright are the featured poets for August. Church is in session! 

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members..

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The Gathering: 30 Years of Black Visual Art In Atlanta
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Gathering: 30 Years of Black Visual Art In Atlanta

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Hammonds House Museum invites an esteemed group of scholars, artists, curators and administrators to reflect on 30 years of Black Visual Art in Atlanta. Panels will explore the impact and influence of institutions, agencies, artists and collectors on Black visual arts in Atlanta and give us a peek into the future to imagine what the next 30 years might look like. 

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Vision and Influence: The Impact of Institutions, Agencies and Artists

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Archiving Black Visual Art in Atlanta

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Reclaiming and Engaging Communities Through Art

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch

1:20 PM - 1:55 PM
RSVP: Artists as Activists, Truth Seekers and Critics 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Peters Street Station

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
State of the Arts in Atlanta

3:15 PM
Closing Remarks

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The Gathering: Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with Dionne Farris
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Gathering: Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with Dionne Farris

Prepare for an amazing night of music under the stars at Hammonds House Museum with Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra. The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra is an ultra modern contemporary Jazz Big Band. It is led and conducted by trumpeter Russell Gunn and features vocals by Dionne Farris. The ensemble is the unique vision of Gunn and pays homage to the tradition of jazz while extending the boundaries into funk, hip hop and soul. If you have never experienced this 19-piece ensemble of some of Atlanta's finest musicians, now is your opportunity!

Seating for this event is divided into tables of 8 seats. Guests can bring their own food and drink or order a meal from our caterer. Beer and wine will be on sale. 

Tickets: $50
Early Bird Discount: Purchase by September 8 for 25% Off

Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More

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The Gathering: Arts Brunch
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Gathering: Arts Brunch

The 30th Anniversary Weekend closes with a special brunch for artists, curators, scholars, presenters and others who ensure the forward movement of Black visual culture in Atlanta and beyond through their effort, talent, time and resources.  Stay tuned for a list of special people who will be recognized.

Tickets: $50
Early Bird Discount: Purchase by September 8 for 25% Off

Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Doll Making Class
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Doll Making Class

Learn the basics of doll making from Patricia Green. Your class fee of $50 includes kit. Sewing machine required. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.  Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Atlanta Quilt Festival: Beginning Quilting Class
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Atlanta Quilt Festival: Beginning Quilting Class

Master Quilter Nina Moore will teach you how to make a quilt from start to finish. Kit Provided. Sewing machine required. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting. Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word.  Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $5 for non-members..

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Welcome To Atlanta: Charles H. Nelson, A Retrospective Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome To Atlanta: Charles H. Nelson, A Retrospective Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Join Hammonds House Museum on June 15 for the opening of Welcome To Atlanta: Charles H. Nelson, A Retrospective", curated by Fahamu Pecou. Charles Huntley Nelson was the perfect storm. An artist’s artist, the scholar’s scholar, and the trickster’s trickster. His work blended genres effortlessly from painting and drawing to performance art and video. This exhibition represents a small percentage of Nelson's art, but in mining his dynamic corpus of work one discovers the impact of Charles Nelson, particularly in the works of contemporary Atlanta-based artists today.

This retrospective is also a significant mark in the history of the Hammonds House Museum, which initially brought Charles to Atlanta where he was the first Seagram’s Artist-in-Residence in 1995-1996. Welcome to Atlanta is a snapshot of the artist that also captures the spirit of the city that helped shape his vision – a space of reinvention, imagination, and collaboration 

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Views From My Keleidoscope Exhibition Opening
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Views From My Keleidoscope Exhibition Opening

Join Hammonds House Museum as we launch our new FRESH Pop-Up Series with Views from My Kaleidoscope, works by emerging artist, Melissa Mitchell. FRESH provides a platform for emerging artists who catch our eye because of the quality of their work, potential and the way they approach the work.  Reception at 6:30 PM. Artist talk at 7:30 PM.

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Mother's Day ParTEA with Just Add Honey
May
12
to May 13

Mother's Day ParTEA with Just Add Honey

In honor of all the special women who have made a difference in your life Just Add Honey is hosting a Tea ParTea at Hammonds House Museum to help you celebrate them.  Make your reservations for either May 12 or May 13 at 11:30 AM or 2:30 PM.  Make your reservation by sending an email to hello@justaddhoney.net. 

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Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites

The 2018 Phoenix Flies: A Celebration of Atlanta's Historic Sites is returning for a 15th year!  Atlanta's historic built environment of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City's culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all. 

Hammonds House Museum is a proud partner. Visit us on March 17 and March 24 to learn about the history of Hammonds House. Guided tours will be offered at 2:30 PM on both days.  Phoenix Flies is an annual program of the Atlanta Preservation Center.  Admission is Free.

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