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.

 

Image Perceptions

The Art of Ealy Mays from the Collections of Kerry and C. Betty Davis, Greg Richardson, Larry and Brenda Thompson ● Guest Curator, Young Hughley

Art Exhibition

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Image Perceptions, an exhibition by Paris-based contemporary artist Ealy Mays. Skillfully curated by Young Hugley, this compelling exhibition fuses satire, social commentary and black intellectualism into accessible thought provoking visual narratives on race, gender and class. Image Perceptions features artwork from the collections of Kerry and C. Betty Davis, Greg Richardson, Larry and Brenda Thompson. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Lyrics and Flows

Community Poetry Event

Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 3:00 p.m.

In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), and in collaboration with Global Arts Partners, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Lyrics 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.

 

Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color

The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College

Book Signing and Discussion

Sunday, May 01, 2016 • 3:00 p.m.

Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host photographer Andrew Feiler, who will discuss his latest publication, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College. A photographic meditation on an embattled black college, this collection of historical and contemporary images of Morris Brown College honors its proud past, and intimately documents the institution’s challenging present. Given context by accompanied essays from Robert E. James, Pellom McDaniels III, Amalia K. Amaki, and Loretta Parham, this book conjures a haunting narrative that invites important dialogue on race, progress, and the uncertain future of all public institutions of higher learning in the United States. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

a Trek to the River’s Edge
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 • 7:00 p.m.
Film Screening
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the film a Trek to the River’s Edge. This compelling documentary film examines the Atlanta Student Movement of the 1960’s outlining the strategic plan of action implemented by local Atlanta young adults to challenge the city’s Jim Crow laws. Via interviews with many of the participants in the Atlanta Student Movement, this film provides firsthand accounts of the struggles and triumphs which led to full citizenship and equality for all African Americans. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

Our Brothers and Sisters in the African World
Malcolm X and Pan-African Nationalism in the 21st Century
Community Lecture
Thursday, May 19, 2016 • 6:30 p.m.
In recognition of the birth of Malcolm X (May 19, 1925), Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African-American Studies, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Our Brothers and Sisters in the African World: Malcolm X and Pan-African Nationalism in the 21st Century, facilitated by Jesus "Chucho" Garcia, the Consul General from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and former Venezuelan Ambassador to Angola. This community lecture will explore the history of Malcolm X’s work towards global African unity and its profound influence on the contemporary evolution of Pan-African nationalism in the 21st Century. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

 

 

 

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