Atlanta Contemporary announces new Chair of the Board of Directors

ATLANTA—June 21 – Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Gue as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. 

Gue follows Tim Schrager who served as President of the Board for over four years leading Atlanta Contemporary in the 2013 Capital Campaign and renovation as well as the implementation of free admission which began September 1, 2015. "I am thrilled to be elected chair at such an exciting time in Atlanta Contemporary's history” says Gue, “Free admission has been an overwhelming success. Our attendance is up 80% this year and our audience is more diverse. The Board of Directors is proud to support Atlanta Contemporary's mission of engaging the community in contemporary art."  

Randy Gue is the Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. He arrived at Emory in 1989 as an undergraduate and he stuck around long enough to collect three degrees from the venerable Decatur institution. Gue found his calling in life when he started working in the Rose Library as a graduate student in 1998. Since then he has spent his time preaching the gospel of the Rose Library's distinctive collections about Atlanta, Georgia, and the South. Recently, he was awarded the 2013 Association of College and Research Libraries Women and Gender Studies Section Award for Significant Achievement in Women’s and Gender Studies Librarianship.

Atlanta Contemporary engages the public through the creation, presentation and advancement of contemporary art. Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting six–10 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize 50+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through our Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. Visit to learn more. 

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Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director

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