6:00 pm

Join us for two new episodes of the acclaimed PBS series Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century. Episode 3, Transformation, includes Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy. Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists featured in Transformation capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Episode 4, Systems includes Julie Mehretu, John Baldessari, Kimsooja, and Allan McCollum. Artists invent new processes to convey the attitudes of today’s supercharged, information-based society, examining why we find comfort in some systems while rebelling against others. Systems features artists who realize complex projects through acts of appropriation or accumulation. In some instances, they create projects vast in scope, which almost elude comprehension.

Art:21 provides unique access to the voices of contemporary artists and the opportunity to discuss and interpret their work, working processes, and sources of inspiration in a variety of ways. Through workshops, seminars, presentations, and institutes Art:21 supports a growing network of educators who are integrating new art and new ideas into their curriculum and presenting contemporary role models for critical thinking and creative problem-solving for their students.

This event is part of Art21 Access ’09, a celebration of contemporary art and Season 5 of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century, sponsored by Art21. Art21 Access ’09 is held at over 300 museums, schools, libraries, art spaces, and community centers and is organized in collaboration with Americans for the Arts’ National Arts and Humanities Month.

Upcoming Events

May 1 / 6:00pm

Young Professionals Happy Hour

at Whitespace Gallery


Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special happy hour at Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park.

May 1 / 6:30pm
Special Event

Fashion in Bloom

Presented by Dream Warriors Foundation

Dream Warriors Foundation presents Fashion In Bloom, a celebration of creative expression, bringing together local designers/makers who are moving the art of slow fashion forward with the local dance community in a unique fashion show experience.

May 9 / 7:00pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Exhibition Openings


Join Us for our Spring Exhibition Openings with solo shows by William J. O’Brien and Erin Jane Nelson. New Project Space exhibitions will open concurrently. Check our website for details!

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