Atlanta Contemporary announces Contemporary Cocktails Off-Site: Home is Where the Art Is. Not all art is only exhibited in museums - some belongs to private art collectors. You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections. 

Surgeon, Murphy Townsend, and artist, Gregor Turk, reside in an art-filled 1913 bungalow that reflects their diverse interests. Townsend practices urology at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.  Turk is known for his public art installations, sculpture and mixed-media constructions that often incorporate mapping, signage and other cultural markings as well as a former studio artist and board member of Atlanta Contemporary. 

Their collection includes abstract expressionists James Brooks and Conrad Marca-Relli, sculptors Alexander Calder and Harry Bertoia; photographers Diane Arbus and Sylvia Plachy, contemporary artists Kaws and Takashi Murakami, and a host of Atlanta artists including Fahamu Pecou and Anita Arliss.

Upcoming Events

October 8 / 12:30pm
Contemporary Talks

A Conversation Between Sister Cities

Les Abattoirs and Atlanta Contemporary

Presented by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States

Atlanta Contemporary and Les Abattoirs partner together for a dynamic conversation between executive directors, Veronica Kessenich and Annabelle Ténèze, and how they steward their respective organizations through these unprecedented times.

October 17 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks


Presented by Idea Capital

Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.

October 22 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Talks

The Importance of Collecting

A conversation on collecting, exhibiting, and promoting contemporary art.


Join us for a conversation on The Importance of Collecting with prominent Atlanta-art dealers, Susan Bridges, Arnika Dawkins, and Anna Walker Skillman.

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