Join us in welcoming Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, for a free and public talk.

Haynes will be a mentor in the fifth cycle of BURNAWAY’s Art Writers Mentorship Program, as well as the first guest in Flux Projects’s new Visiting Curator series that will invite esteemed national and international curators to conduct studio visits with Atlanta-based artists throughout the year.

Lauren Haynes

Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October of 2016, Haynes worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem for almost ten years. She will discuss her transition from New York City to Bentonville, her curatorial practice, and how her approach to curating has changed since the move. What does it mean to curate contemporary art away from a major art center? What does it mean to go from a mission-specific institution to a museum with a collection spanning from the colonial period to today?


Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary art in the South in order to enrich the region’s cultural life and connect its diverse creative communities. Our authoritative online magazine and writing programs provide a platform to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and art writers. We fulfill our mission through our online art magazine, our Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops, and public talks.

Flux Projects

Founded in 2009, Flux Projects is a non-profit arts organization that engages Atlanta’s public spaces with thought-provoking art that changes the way people experience the city and think about our community. The goal for the Visiting Curator Series is to generate exposure and opportunity for area artists and cultivate broader recognition for Atlanta’s vibrant and innovative arts community.

Upcoming Events

October 8 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks

BLDGS Talk + Tour

Presented by Atlanta Design Festival

Grab a coffee and explore the historical Atlanta Contemporary building with the BLDGS, the architecture group behind the 2013 renovation of the galleries. This tour is part of the Atlanta Design Festival tour series with MA! Architecture Tours.

October 13 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Talks

Andres Serrano’s Insurrection


Atlanta Contemporary hosts a screening of Insurrection, followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker, Andres Serrano moderated by Gregory Zinman, Associate Chair of and Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

October 19 / 6:00pm
Contemporary Off-Site

Callanwolde Gallery Tour

Members Only


Members will tour the fine art gallery located at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

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