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Atlanta Contemporary takes your health seriously. That’s why we have made significant upgrades to our HVAC system. We are now using bi-polar ionization technology, which is 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. We did this to keep you - and your loved ones - safe and healthy.
For your safety and ours, all guests and Members must have a timed ticket or reservation. A limited number of visitors will be admitted every hour. Reserve your time slot here.
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.
All Visitors are required to wear a mask. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2.
Visitors are expected to follow health guidelines on social distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet apart at all times. Atlanta Contemporary has designated maximum capacity for the galleries and project spaces as well as indicated traffic flow.
All staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and hand sanitation is located throughout the galleries.
SHOP chairs have been removed for the safety of our guests.
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.
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.
Please note: the Studio Artist Program courtyard is currently CLOSED to the general public.
Land Acknowledgement Statement:
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.
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.
SHOP & Refresh
Find the perfect gift in our SHOP--a uniquely curated selection of books, artisan goods, and more. As of now, we will not provide complimentary coffee from our in-kind sponsor Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters nor serve alcohol from our Bar.
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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- Friday & Saturday
At this time, Atlanta Contemporary is not offering group tours. Please check back for when tours will be made available.