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 over 100 consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes through our various exhibition and project spaces each year. We are one of the few local art organizations that commission new works, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize over 100 diverse educational programs annually including Contemporary Kids, Contemporary Cocktails, Contemporary Talks, Movement Love and more! Atlanta Contemporary provides on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through the 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.

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The Intern and Volunteer Program nurtures your professional career through hands-on experiences in nonprofit management and providing opportunities to broaden your network. A unique experience to learn, create, and innovate in a fast-paced work environment. Join our growing team of passionate, creative, and innovative change-makers today!

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Atlanta Contemporary is a mission-driven contemporary art center well-suited to host a wide range of events including: wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties, corporate meetings, and film shoots.

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Veronica Kessenich

Executive Director

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Daniel Fuller


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Maggie Benoit

Event Manager

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Abby Bullard

Development Manager

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Alex Christopher Williams

Preparator & Facility Controller

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Emma Blessing

Visitor Services Associate

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Natalie Escobar

Graphic Designer

Makiko Maekawa

Contemporary Kids Instructor


Randy Gue

Board Chair

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

Cheng Lee


VP, SunTrust

David Wender


Alston & Bird LLP

Katina Asbell

Associate Broker, Real Living Capital City

Jason "J" Carter

One Music Fest

Von Du Bose

Dubose Miller, LLC

Martha Eskew

Head Coach, Leadership & Coaching

Meena Krenek

Design Director, Gensler

Barbara Richardson

Senior Director, Institutional Giving at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

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