Hammonds House Museum
An Atlanta museum devoted to African-American artists
The Hammonds House Museum is a unique part of Atlanta’s arts scene. Founded in 1988, Hammonds House Museum is the only one of Atlanta’s fine arts museums that focuses on artists of African descent. Its 250-piece collection features the work of African-American artists from the late 19th century through the present day.
Hammonds House Museum is located in a 19th century Victorian home in Atlanta’s historic West End. The facility is available to host meetings, weddings, receptions and other private functions. The museum’s gift shop sells books, jewelry, accessories, artwork, exhibition catalogues and other items. Approximately 16,000 people visit Hammonds House Museum each year.
Reasons to visit the Hammonds House Museum
- Among contemporary artists represented at Hammonds House Museum are Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, Tina Dunkley, Jenelise Holloway, Lev Mills and John Riddles.
- In addition to its art exhibits, Hammonds House Museum offers lectures, workshops, discussions, concerts and other special events, such as a film festival and silent art auction.
- The resource center at Hammonds House Museum is home to slides, videos, books and other items pertaining to various artists.
- There is adequate street parking if you cannot find a spot in the parking lot.
- Keep eyes on Hammonds House Museum’s calendar as it showcases several art events and visual arts exhibitions throughout the year.
- If you were fortunate enough to see the recent Romare Bearden exhibit at the High Museum of Art and left wanting more, then visit the Hammonds House Museum where you’ll find 18 of his works.
- Hale Woodruff is among the artists represented in the museum’s permanent collection. Two pieces to look for are “Blind Musician,” a woodcut that is part of a series he produced while working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Atlanta. Another piece is part of his Torso Series, which came about when Woodruff shifted his style to what he called “semiabstract, symbolic painting.”
Know before you go
When is Hammonds House Museum open?
Hammonds House Museum is open during the following days and hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays.
Where is Hammonds House Museum located?
Hammonds House Museum is located in West End at:
503 Peeples St., SW
Atlanta, Ga 30310
Are tours of Hammonds House Museum available?
Guided tours of Hammonds House Museum are offered to groups of eight or more by appointment only, Wednesday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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