Celebrate Friday-eve with Atlanta History Center’s Party with the Past, as we explore Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Join us for history, art, and a live DJ in this historic industrial area that helped rejuvenate Atlanta’s economy after the Civil War.

Atlanta Contemporary Executive Director Veronica Kessenich will discuss the history of Atlanta Contemporary and the historical Standard Oil building the center is housed in. Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has become one of the Southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. Located in Atlanta’s historic Westside corridor, the structure is a 1920s former industrial warehouse. 

The evening includes Atlanta Contemporary’s current exhibitions Kevin Cole “When My Scars are my Testimony”, Erin Jane Nelson “Her Deepness”, and William J. O’Brien “Shame Spiral”.

As always, Party with the Past is free for you and me! We just need you to RSVP to let us know you’re coming. Food and drink will available for purchase.

Bio

Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center was founded on the big ideas and relentless fascination of 14 Atlantans who were emphatic about our city’s historical relevance in society. In a sense, our organization was created by Atlanta’s biggest fans, and we love that detail. In 1926, these founding members introduced the Atlanta Historical Society into the world with one mission: to help preserve Atlanta’s history. In 1990, after decades of collecting, researching, publishing and celebrating the early stories of our great Southern community, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center.


Upcoming Events

February 28 / 6:00pm
Off-site

Member Excursion

MINT at the MET

Presented by the Young Professionals
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Join other members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special behind-the-scenes look at MINT’s new exhibitions curated by Makeda Jean Lewis

March 14 / 3:00pm
Workshop

Petri Dish Picassos + Atlanta Science Festival

Presented by Georgia Tech BBUGS
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Come learn about professional artists that use bacteria to make living artwork and learn how to become a petri dish Picasso yourself!

March 15 / 10:30am
Movement Love

Movement Love + Atlanta Science Festival

a yoga series

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A yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and collaborating audio and visual artists.

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