Last updated: 2/15/2011
Atlanta, Georgia
Address
535 Means Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
phone: 404-688-1970
fax: 404-577-5856
e-mail: info@thecontemporary.org
web: www.thecontemporary.org
Hours
Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Mondayclosed
Admissions
General Admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Children Free, Members Free, Thursdays Free to all
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Saskia Benjamin, Director of Institutional Advancement
phone: 404-688-1970 x211
Jess von Brandt, Designer
phone: 404-688-1970 x216
Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director
phone: 404-688-1970 x214
Stacie Lindner, Managing Director
phone: 404-688-1970 x218
Jennifer Long, Membership & Education Coordinator
phone: 404-688-1970 x213
Cora Miller, Bookkeeper
phone: 404-688-1970 x217
Alana Wolf, Events Coordinator
phone: 404-688-1970 x212
Description

Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artist’s cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) has become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting cutting-edge contemporary art reflective of the world around us, offering diverse educational programming for people of all ages, and supporting working artists and their creative process. ACAC presents 8-10 exhibitions per year featuring consequential artists from the local to international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists. We pay particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the southeast. We organize approximately 50 diverse educational offerings a year unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local institution providing on-site subsidized studio space to 14 working artists, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. We are free to the public every Thursday with extended hours and programming removing time and cost as barriers to participation.

Mission

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) is a non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. ACAC creates a diverse cultural landscape for artists, arts professionals, and the art-interested public through its exhibitions, educational programming, and studio artist program.

History

Since 1973, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has maintained a passionate and professional commitment to contemporary art. Our exhibitions and programs have received recognition from artists, peer organizations, private and public foundations, government agencies, and the critical community.

Artifact Collections

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a non-collecting institution.

Research Collections

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a non-collecting institution.

Educational Programs

We exhibit the work of consequential artists from local, regional, national, and international art scenes, creating in various media, and exploring diverse content. We pay particular attention to artists who have not had significant exhibitions in the Southeast. Our public programs include talks, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, screenings, tours, and events which foster appreciation and understanding in diverse audiences. In addition to our programming, the Contemporary supports working artists by providing studio space at reasonable rates, fostering a collaborative environment supportive of the creative process.

Governance

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

Printed brochure or catalogue for each major exhibition.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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