Gems of Africa Gallery

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Contemporary Artists of Africa Here and Abroad

Contemporary Artists of Africa Here and Abroad:  An exhibition celebrating the beauty and power of Contemporary African Art in Atlanta's African community.   This exhibition will be accompanied by West African art from Hammonds House Museum's permanent collection with major representation from the countries of Senegal and Nigeria.   November 20, 2011- January 29, 2012.   learn more...

Atlanta has been a destination of African immigrants for many years and a hotbed of African cultural celebration through spiritual practices, visual arts, music, and dance. The profound connection and influence that the African communities of Atlanta have had in shaping the city's unique identity cannot be overlooked. Through its universities and grassroots organizations, Atlanta has been blessed to be home to the traditional aesthetic practices of Africa as well as its contemporary innovations and impulses. Hammonds House Museum is honored to bring to the public a small selection of the myriad of African-born artists who now call Atlanta home or who have local connections. The exhibition features artists from several countries on the continent and continues the Museum's legacy of educating the metro-Atlanta community about the important contributions made by artist of Africa and the African Diaspora. The exhibition also will include contemporary works by African artists in Hammonds House Museum's permanent collection, including artwork donated by the late Louise Willingham of Atlanta, GA, and the late Janet Carter of New York City.

Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA,.   Members: Free / General Adults: $4, Children, Students and Seniors: $2 / WE Cultural Connection Tour Adults: $10, Children, Students and Seniors: $6

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