Hammonds House Museum

Programs

Screenplay Class
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Screenplay Class

As the film and television industry continues to thrive in Georgia, Hammonds House Museum is pleased to partner with screenwriter Chrystal Ellzy to offer this screenplay class to the public.

The Screenplay Class is great for beginners who are new to the art and craft of screenwriting. The course consists of 12 classes which begins on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and ends on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The cost of the course is $600. The first $300 of the course fee is due at the beginning of the course. The second half of the course fee is due on December 11. Contact instructor Chrystal Ellzy at cellzy224@gmail.com to pay your course fee and to ask any questions.

During this course you will get down to the bones of feature writing through discussion, script reading, watching film clips and immersing yourself in the process. You will be taught how to take your idea from concept to a beat sheet (outline) so detailed that your script will practically write itself.

Dates: October 24, November- 14 & 21, December- 5, 12 &19, January- 16, 23 & 30, February- 6, 13 & 20

About the Instructor: Chrystal Ellzy has been a professional writer in Atlanta for 10 years. She has been a writer for shows produced by Tyler Perry, Roger Bobb, Rickey Smiley, Kim Fields and a host of others. In addition to writing for television and film, she has been an instructor for four years.

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Hammonds House Museum is pleased to present Felton Eaddy and his Poetry Kitchen on the 4th Friday of each month.  Poets Alice Lovelace and Mariana McDonald will be featured this month.

The central aim of the Poetry Kitchen is to support poets, increase the prominence of poetry, and create an opportunity for finding community through readings, performance, writing, teaching, recording and publishing. By organizing and curating public readings of original poetry and offering writing classes and workshops, the Poetry Kitchen creates a broad platform for the spoken and written word. Join us!

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please register below.

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Archive: Hammonds House Honors
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Archive: Hammonds House Honors

Mark your calendar for September 12, 2019 and join us for Hammonds House Honors at the Southwest Arts Center!  Hammonds House Honors is a celebration and recognition of excellence in Black visual art. In our inaugural year we remember iconoclast photographer Roy DeCarava on the 100th Anniversary of his birth and honor seven individuals who elevate the visual art of the African Diaspora through their passion, creativity and commitment to artistic and cultural excellence.

We are excited to announce that 24 individuals have been nominated in the following categories:
Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Artist, The Creators, Artistic Excellence, Curatorial Excellence,
The Spriggs-Fuller Award for Arts Leadership and the O.T. Hammonds Philanthropy in the Arts Award.

Tickets are $47.00 and $60.00 and go on sale Monday, July 29, 2019. Click the link below to by tickets. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we reveal the nominees.

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Hammonds House Museum is pleased to present Felton Eaddy and his Poetry Kitchen on the 4th Friday of each month. The central aim of the Poetry Kitchen is to support poets, increase the prominence of poetry, and create an opportunity for finding community through readings, performance, writing, teaching, recording and publishing. By organizing and curating public readings of original poetry and offering writing classes and workshops, the Poetry Kitchen creates a broad platform for the spoken and written word. Join us!

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please register below.

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Archive: Black Joy and Resistance Book Signing and Panel Discussion with Adreinne Waheed
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Archive: Black Joy and Resistance Book Signing and Panel Discussion with Adreinne Waheed

Hammonds House Museum invites you to join us for a conversation and book signing with photographer, Adreinne Waheed. Her book, Black Joy and Resistance, is an unapologetic celebration of Black life, love, joy, resistance, protest and so much more. This event is held in partnership with Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Please register below.


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Black Joy and Resistance is featured in the March issue of Essence Magazine. Here’s what essence.com has to say:

“HBCU homecomings, family reunions, Black Greek fests and “melanated” summer music festivals all serve as safe spaces for lit, for-us-by-us Black celebration. Even protest demonstrations against various -isms sometimes spontaneously burst into a chorus of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” when activists blow off steam and exhale—smiles and jubilation erupting in the face of white supremacists’ resistance like a middle finger.

Black Joy and Resistance, a photo collection by Adreinne Waheed, visually surveys both scenes with a perceptive eye that finds commonalities in energy between Brooklyn’s Afropunk fest and the #FeesMustFall student protest movement of Johannesburg.

As a passionate, wandering witness at Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade, DanceAfrica and Soul Summit rave-ups, as well as the Bahian carnival of Salvador and the 20th anniversary Million Man March, her camera testifies to Black resiliency and (again and again) how we got over.”

About Adreinne Waheed 
Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. She has been making images since age 13. Her photography currently appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her work has been published by The New York TimesThe Fader, The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Books. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, The Corridor Gallery, The Underground Museum, and the Long Gallery, Harlem. As photo editor, Waheed has produced and directed numerous shoots for publications including VibeKing and Essence. Her photo research work can be seen in the recent books Prince: A Tribute to his Royal Badness and Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars. In 2010, Adreinne created the Waheed Photo Archive, an extensive collection of found portraits of the African American community from the Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015. Selected images from this collection and a related essay can be found in NMAAHC’s latest book, Everyday Beauty.

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Hammonds House Museum is pleased to present Felton Eaddy and his Poetry Kitchen on the 4th Friday of each month. The central aim of the Poetry Kitchen is to support poets, increase the prominence of poetry, and create an opportunity for finding community through readings, performance, writing, teaching, recording and publishing. By organizing and curating public readings of original poetry and offering writing classes and workshops, the Poetry Kitchen creates a broad platform for the spoken and written word. Join us!

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please register below.

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Archive: Opening Reception - Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Archive: Opening Reception - Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End

Lit Without Sherman: A Love Letter to the West End is a site specific commissioned work by Atlanta based artist Shanequa Gay. The exhibition examines and celebrates the past, present and future of Atlanta's West End neighborhood. Through a mix of mediums which includes wall murals, specially designed toile schema and video; Gay weaves a story of community, history, tradition and change.

Admission is $7.00 per person. Free for Hammonds House Museum Members. Click the link below to get tickets.

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Archive: Wine and Words: An Evening with Emily Bernard
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Archive: Wine and Words: An Evening with Emily Bernard

“Blackness is an art, not a science,” writes Emily Bernard. “It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably...Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book.”

Twelve deeply personal and interconnected essays make up Bernard’s first memoir BLACK IS THE BODY: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine (Alfred A. Knopf, January 29, 2019). Bernard begins with an episode of violence: while a graduate student at Yale, she was working in a coffee shop when a stranger randomly stabbed her, and six others, with a knife. That shocking attack would eventually unleash the storyteller in her, and in these pages she seeks to find a language to capture the fullness and complexities of her experiences as a victim, a woman, a black American, a teacher, writer, mother, wife, and daughter. Each of the essays is anchored in a mystery, and each explores the nuances and paradoxes of Bernard’s identity—as a woman who grew up black in the south and who married a white man from the north, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia.

This fearless and penetrating memoir has already been lauded as “contemplative and compassionate” (Publishers Weekly), “clear and confident” (LitHub), and “deeply felt, unflinchingly honest, and openly questioning” (Kirkus). The publication of BLACK IS THE BODY indeed marks “the emergence of an extraordinary voice on race in America” (O Magazine).

About Emily Bernard
EMILY BERNARD was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Boston Globe Magazine, Green Mountains Review, Oxtford American, Ploughshares, The New Republic, and theatlantic.com. Her essays have been reprinted in Best American Essays, Best African American Essays, and Best of Creative Nonfiction. Her first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has received fellowships and grants from Yale University, Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center, and The MacDowell Colony. A contributing editor at The American Scholar, Emily is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

Admission
Admission is free for Hammonds House Museum Members. Black Is The Body must be purchased separately. Admission for Non-Members is $10.00 plus the cost of the book. The cost of the book is $25.95 and will be available for purchase at the event. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Wine and Words was developed by Hammonds House Museum and Written Magazine. It is produced and presented by Hammonds House Museum and curated by Michelle Gipson for Written Magazine. Special thanks to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture for their generous financial support. 

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Archive: Dandy Lion Closing Afropolitan Party
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: Dandy Lion Closing Afropolitan Party

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity closes with an Afropolitan Party! We invite you to enjoy music by DJ Salah Ananse and light bites by Chef Steph.  The event is Free for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Wear you favorite Afropolitan or Dandy gear and view the work before it closes.

Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity was curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Generous support was provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture, Sonya Halpern, Erwin and Veronica Carter, Christopher Swain and Hammonds House Museum Members and Donors.

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Hammonds House Museum is pleased to present Felton Eaddy and his Poetry Kitchen on the 4th Friday of each month. The central aim of the Poetry Kitchen is to support poets, increase the prominence of poetry, and create an opportunity for finding community through readings, performance, writing, teaching, recording and publishing. By organizing and curating public readings of original poetry and offering writing classes and workshops, the Poetry Kitchen creates a broad platform for the spoken and written word. Join us!

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please register below.

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Archive: Wine and Words: An Evening with Nic Stone
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Archive: Wine and Words: An Evening with Nic Stone

New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone (DEAR MARTIN) explores sexuality, friendship, first love, and more in her new novel, ODD ONE OUT (Crown BFYR), hailed as a “radiant masterpiece” by bestselling author Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End). Told from three different points of view, ODD ONE OUT is already speaking to teenagers and adults across the country, as it addresses issues and topics at the forefront of many teenage minds and encourages readers to embrace and accept who they are, who they want to be, and who they love.

Courtney “Coop” Cooper and Jupiter Charity-Sanchez have been best friends forever. Courtney secretly wishes his best friend was more than just a friend, but Jupe has liked girls forever. Enter new girl Rae Chin, who catches the eye of both Coop and Jupiter . . . and discovers that she likes them both. One Story. Three Sides. No Easy Answers.

A rising voice in the YA literary community, Stone says that ODD ONE OUT is the novel she wishes she had while growing up. “When I became a writer,” says Stone, “I recognized an opportunity to show the world as it is and as I wish it to be. I realized I could give my characters, and therefore readers, something I didn’t have: a world where their questions and their desires—who they are and who they love—are perfectly okay.” ODD ONE OUT joins Stone’s debut novel, Dear Martin (now available in paperback), and continues the global dialogue about situations, feelings, and emotions familiar to teen and adult readers.

About Nic Stone
NIC STONE is an Atlanta native and the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin, which Booklist called “vivid and powerful.” Odd One Out is Nic’s second novel. You can find Nic on Twitter and Instagram at @getnicced or on her website, nicstone.info.

Admission
Admission is free for Hammonds House Museum Members. Odd One Out must be purchased separately. Admission for Non-Members is $10.00 plus the cost of the book. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Seating is limited. Please register below.

Wine and Words was developed by Hammonds House Museum and Written Magazine. It is produced and presented by Hammonds House Museum and curated by Michelle Gipson for Written Magazine. Special thanks to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture for their financial support. 

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Archive: The Shape Up II: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Archive: The Shape Up II: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men

This was such a popular event when we did it early March that many have asked us to do it again. So here we are with the Shape Up II.

As part of our celebration of well dressed and well groomed men with the Dandy Lion exhibition we wanted to include a program for young men that would provide some basics they would be able to build upon as they make the transformation from boys to men. Welcome to The Shape Up.

The Shape Up provides a blueprint of style, grooming and other essentials for young men ages, 12 - 18. Participants will spend the day exploring the following topics:

  • Developing their own style

  • Tie Tying 101

  • Trendy vs. Classic

  • Knowing the right cut of a suit, jacket or pant

  • The perfect handshake

  • Health and Wellness

  • Money Matters

  • Hair grooming tips from on-site barbers and an optional $5.00 shape up

  • And More …

The day will be facilitated by a group of men’s style professionals and lifestyle experts. The Shape Up is perfect for young men seeking to stand out from the crowd and building a pathway to success.

Event Cost: $10/person. Note: Haircuts are an additional $5 and are optional. Financial Assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please contact Ravi Windom at 404-518-7414 for information about assistance.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: 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. Registration is required as seating is limited. Please register below.

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Archive: Beyond the Barbershop: Conversations About Black Masculinity
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Archive: Beyond the Barbershop: Conversations About Black Masculinity

Black men juggle family, work, health and wellness, finances and so much more every day. Additionally, they have to deal with the weight of managing a life while being a Black man in America. As we celebrate Black Men with our Dandy Lion exhibition, we wanted to take a moment to gather Black Men around the subject of Black manhood.

We called on an old friend, Marc Bamuthi Joseph to help us frame the conversation. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an artist and graduate of Morehouse College. He is currently the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Marc will lead a dynamic panel discussion and conversation with Black men about what it means to be Black and Male in contemporary American society. In addition, Marc will perform an excerpt from his award winning work, Word Becomes Flesh, which was based on a series of letters he wrote to his unborn son and screen a short from his most recent work, The Just and The Blind, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in early March.

Panelists to be announced.

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Archive: Rethinking Black Masculinity: A Conversation with Same-Gender Loving Men Around Style, Fashion and Manner
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Archive: Rethinking Black Masculinity: A Conversation with Same-Gender Loving Men Around Style, Fashion and Manner

Black gay men have always been a major part of the vanguard for style and fashion and have influenced the greater society in terms of design and trends. A multi-generational panel looks at the Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity exhibition which is on view at Hammonds House Museum through a LGBTQ lens.

This program is presented in partnership with Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History and Culture and is supported in part by Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Panelists:
James Warren Jackson
Johnnie Ray Kornegay, III
Leon Parham
Rico Revels

Curator and Facilitator:
Young Hughley

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

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

Featured poets: Sherry J. Williams, Nathaniel Borrell Dyer (pictured), Olufemi Christine Arinze, Aziza Afi
Hosted by
Felton Eaddy.

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please register by clicking the link below.

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Archive: The Shape Up: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Archive: The Shape Up: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men

As part of our celebration of well dressed and well groomed men with the Dandy Lion exhibition we wanted to include a program for young men that would provide some basics they would be able to build upon as they make the transformation from boys to men. Welcome to The Shape Up.

The Shape Up provides a blueprint of style, grooming and other essentials for young men ages, 12 - 18. Participants will spend the day exploring the following topics:

  • Developing their own style

  • Tie Tying 101

  • Trendy vs. Classic

  • Knowing the right cut of a suit, jacket or pant

  • The perfect handshake

  • Health and Wellness

  • Money Matters

  • Hair grooming tips from on-site barbers and an optional $5.00 shape up

  • And More …

The day will be facilitated by a group of men’s style professionals and lifestyle experts. The Shape Up is perfect for young men seeking to stand out from the crowd and building a pathway to success.

Event Cost: $10/person. Note: Haircuts are an additional $5 and are optional. Financial Assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please contact Ravi Windom at 404-518-7414 for information about assistance.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.

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Archive: Erotique Noir: A Celebration of Black Erotic Poetry and Literature
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Archive: Erotique Noir: A Celebration of Black Erotic Poetry and Literature

Hammonds House Museum and Felton Eaddy’s Poetry Kitchen co-curate an evening celebrating Black erotic poetry and literature. 27 years after the groundbreaking anthology Erotique Noire, Black Erotica continues to explore the sensuality, sexual freedom and humanity of Black people. Join us for this special evening as we explore the canon of classical, contemporary and original black erotic poetry and literature.

Seating is limited. Registration is required.

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Archive: All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway

Join Hammonds House Museum for All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway. The two musicians will reflect on traditional and contemporary jazz, the craft and the challenges. We'll close the session by listening to excerpts from Conerway's latest project, With Pride for Dignity, which debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. This event is free for members, $7 admission for non-members. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

About the Artists
Henry Conerway has become a leading presence on the modern jazz scene since moving to New York in 2015. In addition to fronting his own trio he engages ongoing work with artists such as the iconic Freddy Cole; Jazz at Lincoln Center trumpeter, Marcus Printup; 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition Winner, Jazzmeia Horn and Grammy nominated trumpeter, Russell Gunn. In September 2018 Henry released his debut album With Pride for Dignity. It debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. The album's liner notes were masterfully penned by composer, musician, educator, and minister; Dr. Dwight Andrews.

Dr. Dwight Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. As a musician, Dr. Andrews has appeared on over 25 jazz and "new music" recordings. Also, he has been recognized for his collaborations with playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards, having served as musical director for the Broadway productions of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone," "The Piano Lesson," and "Seven Guitars," and the Broadway revival of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton. He provided the music direction for the Broadway revival production of "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, and Sanaa Latham. His film credits include "The Old Settler" starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, "The Piano Lesson," HBO’s "Miss Evers' Boys" and the PBS documentaries, W.E.B. Dubois: "A Biography in Four Voices and Homecoming: The Plight of Black Farmers in Georgia."

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Archive: Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style Book Signing & Talk with Shantrelle P. Lewis
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style Book Signing & Talk with Shantrelle P. Lewis

Hammonds House Museum welcomes Dandy Lion curator Shantrelle P. Lewis back to Atlanta for a discussion about her critically acclaimed book Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style and a book signing. Members Free. Non-Members $7. Books will be available in the Hammonds House Museum Gift Shop. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.

About the Book
Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bow tie, define the style of the new “dandy.” Described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion. But black dandyism itself is not new; originating in Enlightenment England’s slave culture, it has continued for generations in black cultures around the world. Now, set against the backdrop of hip-hop culture, this iteration of dandies is redefining what it means to be black, masculine, and fashionable. 

About Shantrelle P. Lewis (Author)
Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Lewis has curated exhibitions for several institutions including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.

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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Archive: 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.  Featured poets: Queen Sheba, Honeysuckle Moon, Sabreen Jolley and the Almighty Supreme. Hosted by Felton Eaddy.

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

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Archive: Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Curator's Talk
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

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

Join Hammonds House Museum at Auburn Avenue Research Library for what promises to be a dynamic conversation between Dandy Lion curator, Shantrelle P. Lewis and Dr. Fahamu Pecou


About 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.

About Dr. Fahamu Pecou
Dr. Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.

Fahamu received his BFA at the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and an PhD from Emory University in 2018. Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.


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Archive: Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Archive: Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception

Hammonds House Museum kicks off the 2019 season with Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity. Dandy Lion is a photography exhibition curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis which highlights the contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Dandy Lion highlights young men who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. 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 in the 21st century.  


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

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

Archive: 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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Archive: Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

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

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

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

Archive: 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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