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Atlanta Contemporary believes in free admission, every day. Our Support program is vital to engaging experimentation and risk-taking through exhibitions, programming, and support of working artists.
Planning your visit
Located in Atlanta’s historic Westside corridor, Atlanta Contemporary sits adjacent to the Georgia Tech campus and just minutes from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, and midtown and downtown hotels and restaurants.
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
Most entrances, galleries, restrooms, and outdoor areas are accessible via wheelchair, except for the second-floor studios affiliated with our Studio Artist Program, which can only be reached via stairs.
SHOP & Refresh
Find the perfect gift in our SHOP--a uniquely curated selections of books, artisan goods, and more. Complimentary coffee from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters is available during open hours. Grab a cocktail every Thursday at our cash/card bar.
- Tuesday & Wednesday
- Friday & Saturday
A visit to Atlanta Contemporary offers your group the opportunity to change the way you see art. A guided tour of our exhibitions allows you to ask questions, look closely, and talk about what's on view.
To request a tour, please call our Visitors Services Associates at 404-688-1970, or send an email to [email protected] to make yours today. Donations for tours are always welcome and appreciated!
All K-12 grade groups require at least one adult chaperone for every five students.
Our facilities are easy to reach and provide an artful compliment to a variety of events. Visit our rental page to learn more.
The Atrium Wall—measuring 20 feet long and 14 feet high—provides artists with an opportunity to push their craft and practice by creating something beyond their normal scope and scale. Each large work remains on the wall for at least 6 months before being painted over and recommissioned for the next show. By viewing these installations as temporal solo exhibitions, it allows us to exhibit contemporary art long-term while we transition between exhibitions in our main galleries.
Sliver Space—located next to our main galleries—allows Atlanta Contemporary to be quickly responsive to the needs of our community. These nimble exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, cocktail hours, and site-specific installations will last a night, a week, or a month at the longest. The exhibitions by local, national, and international artists open Atlanta Contemporary up to new perspectives that echo the world we live in.
Chute Space—located in our former coal chute that used to heat the building—acts as a temporal project space for the creation and presentation of site-specific immersive installations. Chute Space’s concrete facade and echo-like reverberation lend itself to an all-encompassing sensory experience.
Relax, read, and refresh in our SHOP—a uniquely curated selection of local and nonlocal art books, pins, bags, accessories, cards, as well as selections from Atlanta Contemporary’s archive of Nexus Press books. Our SHOP often features books associated with current and previous exhibitions as well as individuals featured in artist talks and conversations with contemporary creatives in Atlanta and beyond. Members receive 10% off SHOP items with a valid member card.
We reserve the right to reject any person whose conduct, in the opinion of Atlanta Contemporary, might cause harm to guests or staff. It is prohibited to touch any of the artwork in the galleries or project spaces, unless otherwise noted.
Atlanta Contemporary is a safe space for all. We promote inclusivity across all of our exhibitions, programs, and events.
Smoking & Nicotine
Atlanta Contemporary is a smoke- and nicotine-free environment.
Non-flash, personal-use photography is welcome except where noted. Visitors may not sell or publish images, or use their images to promote any outside product or service. Share your images with thehashtag #atlantacontemporary on Twitter @atlcontemporary and Instagram @atlantacontemporary.
Atlanta Contemporary may photograph or videotape its events and public programs for educational, archival, and publicity purposes. Unless you notify us otherwise, your attendance at an event or program grants us the permission to display and/or publish any photographs in which you appear. These photographs may be used in any and all of our publications and other media without limitation or reservation. These materials become the property of Atlanta Contemporary and are not subject to compensation.
Please check all bags and bulky items at the Welcome Desk
For the safety of guests and staff, possession of weapons of any kind that may cause harm are prohibited.
Food & Drink
Food and/or drinks are not permitted in the galleries. Complimentary coffee is available at our coffee bar courtesy of Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters.