Hammonds House Museum
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Public Programs

 

Public programs & special events

Hammonds House Museum offers a series of Public Programs and Events for adults and children throughout the year. Our lectures, conversations, educational programs, music events, film screenings, literary events, open studio and travel excursions are designed to provide context for the works audiences view at Hammonds House Museum or deepen the audience's understanding of the art and culture of the African Diaspora.    


Jacob Lawrence, "The Card Game," tempera on board, 19" x 23½", 1953. Gift of Dr. Walter O. and Mrs. Linda J. Evans. SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection. © 2017 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society, New York

Jacob Lawrence, "The Card Game," tempera on board, 19" x 23½", 1953. Gift of Dr. Walter O. and Mrs. Linda J. Evans. SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection. © 2017 Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society, New York

Visual Arts Travel Excursion

Jacob Lawrence "Lines of Influence".
October 28, 2017.  SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.
Tickets: $135 per person. Book your excursion by October 16.

When we received the postcard from SCAD Museum of Art about this group exhibition to commemorate the centennial celebration of the birth of acclaimed painter, storyteller, educator and chronicler of the mid-20th-century African American experience, Jacob Lawrence; we knew it was the perfect opportunity for a Hammonds House Museum Visual Arts Travel Excursion. Join us on Saturday, October 28 as we travel to Savannah, GA to view Jacob Lawrence "Lines of Influence". We will spend the day traveling to Savannah to view the exhibition, enjoying a leisurely lunch on Savannah's Riverfront and taking some time to explore the district on your own. Transport will depart Atlanta from Hammonds House Museum at 7:00 AM and return to Atlanta at 8:00 PM. Trip cost is $135.00 per person. Seating is limited. The cost includes round trip transportation from Atlanta to Savannah, SCAD Museum of Art admission, transfer from the museum to the riverfront and a pre-trip lecture. Lunch is not included. Book by October 16, 2017!  


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an Evening with Vanessa Rubin and the Gary Motley Trio

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College
7:30 PM

Hammonds House Museum is pleased to present the incomparable Vanessa Rubin for our 2017 Benefit Concert. Revered as both a torchbearer and a storyteller, Vanessa possesses a voice hailed for crystalline clarity, hearth-like warmth and playful lioness sass. The Cleveland native brings a wealth of diverse influences to her vocal performance from both the Trinidadian/Caribbean roots of her mother and traditional jazz by way of her Louisiana-born father. Additional homespun influences include the melodic bell tone clarity of a young Capital Records recording artist, Nancy Wilson, the fire of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the sweet sounds of trumpeter Blue Mitchell as well as her love of the Motown Sound…especially girl groups like the Supremes. Atlanta's own Gary Motley Trio will accompany Vanessa for this great night of music.  This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. 

Host Committee: 
The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin                              Dr. Michael L. Lomax                    Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
Brannigan and Angie Thompson                                 W. Imara Canady
Dr. Trevor A. Turner and Dr. Collette Hopkins              Atlanta Jazz Festival
(Committee Still In Formation)

Tickets:  
$125 - Gold Circle (includes post-concert reception/party at Hammonds House Museum)
$75 - Lower Orchestra
$60 - Upper Orchestra
$45 - Balcony

Member Discount: As a benefit of membership Hammonds House Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tickets at any level through October 23.  Please refer to event email sent on October 9, 2017 for a special discount code.