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The Hammonds House Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary All Year

Michael Moss
The iconic Hammonds House Museum celebrates its 35th Anniversary all year long. The restored Victorian in Historic West End continues to support the Atlanta Arts Community

The Hammonds House is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and they have wonderful exhibitions to help us all celebrate all year. Donna Watts-Nunn, the Executive Director, joins us now to discuss the importance of this Iconic institution.

I ask Watts-Nunn about the history of the museum. She shares information about Dr. O. T. Hammonds and his collection of over 250 pieces of art. Hammonds also meticulously rehabbed the home on Peeples Street back to its Victorian glory. The museum has survived through public and private donations from its establishment.

The current exhibition showcases the work of local artist Tokie Rome-Taylor in an exhibition titled INSIGHT: Body As Artifact, Archive and Memory, running through April 2nd. Watts-Nunn speaks about the response from those engaging with this exhibition.

She also speaks to an upcoming exhibition coming from Chicago artist Paul Stephen Benjamin. This artist works in multi-media, and this exhibition will be around the word and color BLACK. This installation starts April 21st - June 25th and will include sculpture, video, sound, and performances.

The final exhibition will feature Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval Carrie, and his exhibition will encompass the entire museum with the artwork. His reflective work involves putting the viewer into the work. Carrie has won numerous awards and garnered notice from the New York Times. This exhibition will run from July 7th - October 1st.

Watts-Nunn also speaks about the programming around the exhibitions, including the opportunity for a family portrait around the Tokie Rome-Taylor exhibition taking place Sunday, March 12th. 

Atlanta’s art scene was recently profiled in Artnet and you can find that article here.

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