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Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception

Join Hammonds House Museum for the opening of Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity.

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity seeks to distinguish the contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, this project highlights young men in city-landscapes who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities.

The exhibition features images of both emerging and world-renowned photographers and filmmakers from various regions of the African Diaspora, including the U.S., South Africa, the Congo and Western Europe. Juxtaposed against an urban backdrop, the “hip hop” generation’s Black Dandy is noticeably different from the historical minstrel or Harlem Renaissance queer prototype. The 21st century Black Dandy’s sartorial choices are an expression of the African aesthetic rather than an imitation of European high-brow society. Using their self-fashioned bodies as sites of resistance, contemporary Black dandies are complicating modern narratives of what it means to be Black, masculine and fashionable today.

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity was curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis and organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.


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Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Curator's Talk
Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Curator's Talk

Join Hammonds House Museum at Auburn Avenue Research Library for a conversation with Dandy Lion curator, Shantrelle P. Lewis.

Shantrelle P. Lewis is an independent curator based out of Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Previously, Lewis served as the Executive Director and Curator of the McKenna Museum of African American Art as well as the Director of Public Exhibitions and Public Programming at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). A 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow and 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow, Lewis has curated shows for several institutions including the United Nations, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art; the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. She is currently conducting research in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition.


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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jan
25
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. 

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

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Hammonds House Museum Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Hammonds House Museum Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Hammonds House Museum is the perfect backdrop for holiday cheer! You are invited to shop at Hammonds House Museum's Holiday Bazaar for the holidays and get unique artworks, jewelry, textiles, home decor and more for everyone on your list!  Free parking! Free entry! 

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Black Metropolis Closing Event - INFINITIM Preview
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Black Metropolis Closing Event - INFINITIM Preview

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes closes with a preview of Tim Fielder’s epic Afrofuturism graphic novel, INFINITUM. The fully rendered graphic novel will be revealed to an audience with a LIVE reading and accompanying music.

EPIC!!!

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Nov
16
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. 

Aziza Afi, Rita Awan, “Giovanni” (Daniel Cammon) and Barry Wright close the year out as the featured poets for November.

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

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Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Film Screening and Conversation
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Film Screening and Conversation

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Hammonds House Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta that will connect and engage aficionados of dance and visual arts, as well as cultivate new dance and museum lovers. It is in this spirit that Hammonds House Museum and Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta collaborate to present a special screening event titled “Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater” with a post-screening dialogue between Ailey II Artistic Director, Troy Powell and WABE's Rose Scott.  A reception will immediately follow.   

About the Film: Designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the Ailey company is known for its spectacular range, diversity and artistry, which are showcased in the film, culminating in a performance of its beloved signature work, Revelations. Revelations is an iconic masterpiece of American dance, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues.  Audiences will also get to see three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle. Matthew Diamond directs for television.

This event is presented in partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta and Auburn Avenue Research Library. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of RevelationsChromaGrace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles

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Opening Night - Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Opening Night - Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Join us for the opening night of Black Metropolis. Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’. Black Metropolis is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.

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Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes
Oct
12
to Nov 25

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’. Black Metropolis is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.

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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 10 for 25% Off

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

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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 10 for 25% Off

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

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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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Yoga at the Hammonds House
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga at the Hammonds House

Hammonds House Museum partners with A Life Aware Yoga and Wellness to offer a unique movement experience centered around art from the O.T. Hammonds - Hammonds House Museum Collection. This yoga practice is suitable for the new and curious and seasoned yogis alike. Join Dia Johnson of A Life Aware on Saturday mornings for a combination of art and movement to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Namaste.

The cost for the class is $15 at the door. You must reserve your space in advance. What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Towel & Water.

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Community Day
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Community Day

We believe everyone should have access to great art and avenues for creativity. Bring the entire family to Hammonds House Museum for Community Day onSeptember 22. Check out the latest exhibition, engage in hands on activities and hear stories from around the African Diaspora as told by the award winning Kuumba Storytellers. Admission is free!

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Yoga at the Hammonds House
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga at the Hammonds House

Hammonds House Museum partners with A Life Aware Yoga and Wellness to offer a unique movement experience centered around art from the O.T. Hammonds - Hammonds House Museum Collection. This yoga practice is suitable for the new and curious and seasoned yogis alike. Join Dia Johnson of A Life Aware on Saturday mornings for a combination of art and movement to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Namaste.

The cost for the class is $15 at the door. You must reserve your space in advance.
What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Towel & Water.

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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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Off The Wall Community Conversation
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Off The Wall Community Conversation

Hammonds House Museum invites you to engage in an Off The Wall Community Conversation this Tuesday, August 28. The question on our minds is how do you engage members of underserved communities in creating tools that drive civic action, communal growth and personal development? Join us and let's discuss.

Off the Wall is a city-wide initiative led by WonderRoot and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. Through murals, media, and community conversations Off the Wall will share elements of Atlanta’s civil rights and social justice journey, elevating key stories and ideas present in our city’s pursuit of civil rights, human rights and a more equitable future for all Atlantans. 

 

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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