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

November 1 – November 22

Nexus Fund

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts expansion of the Regional Re-granting Program


Atlanta Contemporary proudly announces our inclusion in The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts expansion of its Regional Re-granting Program.

November 11 / 6:30pm

Home Is Where the Art Is

Tom Butler and Marilyn Laufer


Join Members of Atlanta Contemporary for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of some of the best contemporary art collections.

November 14 – November 15
Special Event

Open Studios

Virtual Studio Tours


Join us as we spotlight our studio artists, see their work firsthand, and support local working artists in Atlanta.

Imported Layers Created with Sketch.

We encourage you to share your images using #atlantacontemporary. Read our full photography policy.