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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.
Cafe & SHOP
We offer coffee and drink services at select times. Our SHOP offers unique objects, books from Nexus Press & other items we invite you to discover.
- 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.
Welcome to Cover Books’ Pop-Up SHOP and discover a uniquely curated selection of art and coffee table books. Subject matter includes photography, fine art, travel, film, fashion, and food. In addition peruse and purchase noteworthy magazines, Atlanta-produced zines, and selections from Atlanta Contemporary’s archive of Nexus Press books.
For the safety of the art, pens and markers are not permitted within the galleries, but you may use pencils to sketch or take notes. Pencils are available at the Welcome Desk.
Atlanta Contemporary is committed to an open environment that shows respect for all. We reserve the right to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is deemed to be disorderly or abusive or who fails to comply with these or other organizational rules.
Smoking & Nicotine
Atlanta Contemporary is a smoke- and nicotine-free environment.
Non-flash, personal-use photography is welcome except where noted. Share your images with hashtag #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 backpacks, shopping bags, and large bags at our Welcome Desk. We may refuse to accept other items at our discretion and are not responsible for items held at coat check.
For the safety of guests and staff, possession of weapons of any kind at Atlanta Contemporary is prohibited.
Food & Drink
Please remember no food or drink may be carried into the galleries. Coffee and drink service is available at select times at our bar.