Events Listings

Continue to follow the AARL events page and social media for expansion project updates and ongoing events and exhibitions with the Hammonds House Museum and other collaborative community partners.

 

All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.

 

 

Open Season
Art Exhibit by Shanequa Gay
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Opening event and Artist Talk, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Open Season by renowned artist Shanequa Gay. A compelling visual critique on the systematic disenfranchisement of African American males in the United States, Open Season is a dramatic exploration of the plight and perceptions of Black males in contemporary American culture. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Double Vals
The Keys To Success In College And Life Beyond

Book Discussion and Book Signing
Saturday, March 21, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.
In recognition of Women’s History Month (2015), the Southwest Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Kirstie and Kristie Bronner, nationally acclaimed co-valedictorians of Spelman College’s 2013 graduating class, with matching 4.0 GPA's. The Bronner twins will discuss their latest publication Double Vals: The Keys to Success in College and Life Beyond, a masterful roadmap to personal growth, professional excellence and holistic success via education and faith. This event will be held at the Southwest Branch Library, 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta 30331.

 

Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth

Film Screening
Monday, March 30, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.
In recognition of Women’s History Month (2015), the Southwest Library, Auburn Avenue Research Library and Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the documentary film, Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth. This film is an intimate conversation with Elizabeth Catlett, whose technically flawless abstracted sculptures of the human form reflected her deep concern with the African American experience and the struggle for dignity and social justice. This event will be held at the Southwest Branch Library, 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta 30331.

 

 

Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth

Film Screening
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 1:00 p.m.
In recognition of Women’s History Month (2015), the West End Library, Auburn Avenue Research Library and Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the documentary film, Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth. This film is an intimate conversation with Elizabeth Catlett, whose technically flawless abstracted sculptures of the human form reflected her deep concern with the African American experience and the struggle for dignity and social justice. This event will be held at the West End Library, 525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta 30310.

 

Howardena Pindell: Atomizing Art

Film Screening

Saturday, April 11, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the documentary film Howardena Pindell: Atomizing. This documentary is an intimate conversation with uncompromising artist and social critic Howardena Pindell, whose work demands an unusually aggressive and challenging process of self-examination. Howardena Pindell is a full tenured Professor in the Art Department of Stony Brook University (State University of New York), where she has taught since 1979. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 

 

We Will Shoot Back

Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

Community Lecture / Book Discussion

Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

In collaboration with the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host, Dr. Akinyele Umoja, who will discuss his latest publication, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. This riveting historical narrative, relying upon oral history, archival materials, and scholarly literature, reconstructs the use of armed resistance by Black activists and supporters in the Mississippi Freedom Movement from the early 1950s through the late 1970s. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 

 

Sometimes in April

Film Screening

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.

In remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide (that began in April of 1994), the Auburn Avenue Research, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the historical drama Sometimes in April (180 minutes). A clear-eyed examination of the Rwandan genocide that claimed upwards of 800,000 lives, this film is a fictionalized reconstruction of this tragedy from the perspective of a decade-later via war-crimes tribunal. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Verses and Flows

Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

Community Events

In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), and in collaboration with Global Arts Partners, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Verses and Flows. This community event will feature original poetry and spoken word performances. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

 

 

 

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