A community that offers ever-expanding support for the creation and appreciation of contemporary art.

Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting six–10 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize 50+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through our Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process.

Our Studio Artist Program supports local working artists by providing subsidized studio space and by fostering a collaborative environment supportive of the creative process.

Learn more about the program.



Tim Schrager

Board Chair

Perennial Properties

Preston Snyder

Vice Chair

Braden Fellman Group

Greg Smith

Board Treasurer

SunTrust Bank

Randy Gue


Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

Von Du Bose

Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP

Jason "J" Carter

One Music Fest

John Eckel

Real Max Corp

Nancy Griffith Hooff

Carter Kay Interiors

Herman H. Howard

KAI Design & Build

Zamila Karimi

Connexion Studio

Sangeetha Ramkumar

Intercontinental Hotels Group

David Wender

Alston & Bird LLP

Matthew White

Artist, Entrepreneur

Chris Willett

The Willet Group, Janney Montgomery Scott

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