Hammonds House Museum

The Gathering

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The Hammonds House Museum continues the 30th Anniversary Celebration with The Gathering, a September weekend filled with art, legacy, remembering the past, looking toward the future and connecting with the culture. The Gathering is our version of a family reunion. It's always amazing when the family comes together!  Your participation in this celebration weekend supports Hammonds House Museum's journey into the next 30 Years. 

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Weekend Kick-Off Party

Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tickets: $25
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Join us for the Kick-Off Party and set the vibe for your GATHERING weekend. Immerse yourself in As We Dream, the permanent collection exhibition masterfully curated by Kevin Sipp, hang out in our lounge and enjoy delicious food, signature cocktails, music, silent auction and more.

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Symposium: 30 Years of Black Visual Art in Atlanta

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Free
Auburn Avenue Research Library

Hammonds House Museum invites an esteemed group of scholars, artists, curators and administrators to reflect on 30 years of Black visual art and visual culture in Atlanta. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. 


10:00 AM
Greetings from the Board of Trustees
Tremayne Perry, Treasurer and First Vice President, Strategic Expense Manager - Wholesale, SunTrust Bank

Opening Remarks
Leatrice Ellzy Wright, Director, Hammonds House Museum

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Vision and Influence: The Impact of Institutions, Agencies and Artists on Black Visual Art in Atlanta
(Full Panel TBA)

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Archiving Black Visual Art in Atlanta
Clinton Fluker, PhD., Assistant Director, Engagement and Scholarship, Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library
Maurita Poole, PhD., Director, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Reclaiming and Engaging Communities Through Art
Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Visual Artist
Susan Ross, Visual Artist
Fabian Williams, Visual Artist

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

1:20 PM - 1:55 PM
RSVP: Artists as Activists, Truth Seekers and Critics 
Jim Alexander, Visual Artist
Alfred Conteh, Visual Artist
Dr. Doris Derby, Visual Artist & Educator
Shanequa Gay, Visual Artist

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Miya Bailey, Artist & Entrepreneur

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
The State of the Arts
Camille Love, Director, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Halima Taha, Visual Arts Consultant & Author of Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas
Lionell Thomas, Director, Fulton County Arts and Culture

3:15 PM
Closing Remarks


Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
Tickets: $50  |  Early Bird Ticket: $37.50 with a Purchase by September 8  |  Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More
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The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, conducted by Russell Gunn and featuring vocals by Dionne Farris, is an ultra modern contemporary Jazz Big Band. They pay homage to the tradition of jazz while extending the boundaries into funk, hip hop and soul.

This concert will take place in the Hammonds House Museum Garden. Seating is divided into tables of 8. We invite you to bring your own food or order a meal from our caterer.  Beer, wine and signature cocktails will be available for purchase.  


Arts Brunch

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tickets: $50  |  Early Bird Ticket: $37.50 with a Purchase by September 8  |  Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More
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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 list of who special recognitions will be presented to!