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.

Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Public Transit

You can reach us via MARTA. Visit MARTAGuide.com for help in planning your trip. You can also visit us via the free shuttle service provided by Georgia Tech. Find out more at pts.gatech.edu or click here for a map.

Parking

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.

Accessibility

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

Amuse your inner COVER lover and find the perfect gift in our SHOP. Complimentary coffee from Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters is available during open hours. Grab a cocktail every Thursday at our cash/card bar.


Our Hours

Sunday
12pm—4pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday
11am—5pm
Thursday
11am—8pm
Friday & Saturday
11am—5pm

Group Visits

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 support[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 Campus

Our facilities are easy to reach and provide an artful compliment to a variety of events. Visit our rental page to learn more.


Atrium Wall

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

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

Cover Books

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.

www.Cover-Books.com

[email protected]

(470) 355-9150


Visitor Guidelines

Conduct

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.

Photography

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.

Coat Check

Please check all bags and bulky items at the Welcome Desk

Weapons

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.

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We encourage you to share your images using #atlantacontemporary. Read our full photography policy.