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In July 2020, we made significant upgrades to our HVAC system using bi-polar ionization technology, a type of air purification that uses voltage to generate electrically charged particles with extra electrons. These particles fall to the ground and become inert, eliminating their ability to cause harm. This technology works on viruses and bacteria in the air stream.
COVID-19 Warning | Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering Atlanta Contemporary.
For your safety and ours, all guests and Members must have a ticket or reservation. A limited number of visitors will be admitted every hour.
Visitors will receive a confirmation email. Please arrive on time. If you arrive late you will be admitted only if capacity allows. Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up.
For the health and safety of our staff and community, masks are required while indoors and in the galleries. Masks are strongly encouraged in all open-air areas.
This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2.
All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks while in public spaces and hand sanitation is located throughout the galleries. Atlanta Contemporary has designated maximum capacity for the galleries and project spaces.
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.
For the safety of guests and staff, possession of weapons of any kind that may cause harm are prohibited.
Please leave all bags and bulky items at home or in the trunk of your car. For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, no coat check is available at this time.
Food & Drink
Food and/or drinks are not permitted in the galleries. As of now, we will not provide complimentary coffee from our in-kind sponsor Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters.
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.
Atlanta Contemporary occupies the land of the Mvskoke (Muscogee/Creek) Nation. These individuals were forcibly removed against their will and we reap the benefits of their turmoil. Our occupation of this land is an act of privilege. We acknowledge this land and their legacy.
Welcome to our campus! The outdoor Pavilion may be rented for photography, weddings, and events. Visit our rental page to learn more. No photography is allowed in the Pavilion without a contract.
The Atrium Wall—measuring 20 feet long and 14 feet high—pushes an artists practice through the creation of a site-specific installation. Each mural project remains on view for one year. These installations act as temporal solo exhibitions.
Sliver Space—a literal sliver of a gallery—is where regionally based artists create in-situ installations utilizing the narrow confines of the walls.
Chute Space—located in the former coal chute—affords artists the opportunity to create and present site-specific immersive installations. Chute Space’s unique environment contributes to the all-encompassing sensory experience.
Welcome to the SHOP, a curated selection of artist and photo books, zines, catalogues, apparel, locally made artisan goods, as well as greeting cards. Click here to browse our online store!
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.
Find out how you can reach us by bike, using Atlanta’s own, My City Bikes self-guide tour.
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.
Use our Gallery Guide to navigate the campus and learn more about exhibitions and artists on view.
Explore resources to use while visiting Atlanta Contemporary, in the classroom, or at home in our Educator Toolkit. This toolkit provides a beginner's guide to visiting a museum and viewing contemporary art.
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