Nestled on a quiet residential street in Atlanta’s historic West End, Hammonds House Museum is a unique setting to explore the cultural diversity and legacy of artists of African descent. The Museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, who was a prominent Atlanta physician and a passionate arts patron. The Museum opened in 1988 to continue Dr. Hammonds’ commitment to preserving and celebrating art from the African Diaspora, and offers a year-round calendar of fine art exhibitions and cultural programming.
This archival documentation project was developed by Carole Merritt and is a
revealing recollection of black family strength and endurance and a reminder of
where the family unit stands today in contrast. This exhibition marks a
significant partnership launch between Hammonds House Museum and the Auburn Avenue Research Library. The shared resources and programs of this union will translate into new avenues to better serve and engage the community.
See images from this extraordinary exhibition here: http://www.hammondshouse.org/homecomi...
This exhibition features original works by twenty-one female artists in the
permanent collection of Hammonds House Museum. The mediums used are as varied as the characteristics that shape the creative genius of each woman. Born between 1900 and 1982, each with their individual perspective, life experiences, and voice provide the viewer with a lot to ponder upon. They explore the subjects of gender, ethnicity, religion, culture and the world around through the process of printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture.
This collaborative art exhibition and selected literary resources from the Auburn Avenue Research Library places the murder of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman within a context that will facilitate informed and constructive dialogues on contemporary racial realities in the United States. It is hoped that this exhibit inspires informal personal research, in-depth scholarly examinations and productive community action that honors the memory of Trayvon Martin and those who have lost the most Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
Learn about the new book from Trayvon's parents here.