503 Peeples Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
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Established in 1988 as an institution of artistic and cultural magnitude, the more than 10,000 people who attend Hammonds House Museum annually experience the opportunity to gain a wider understanding of the contributions that diverse artists of African descent make to world culture. Lectures/symposia, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, youth programming and special events educate, expose, and nurture appreciation for the visual and related arts.
Formally the residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, a prominent Atlanta physician and arts patron, Hammonds House was acquired in 1986, along with more than 250 art works collected by Dr. Hammonds, by the Fulton County Board of Commission. Today, dedicated to continuing Dr. Hammonds legacy of cultural appreciation, preservation and community service through it’s museum and resource center of African American Art.
Sept. 9 - Nov.18, 2012: Hammonds House presents Southern State, a photography exhibition by Rob Simmons. Rob Simmons is an Atlanta based photographer who was born in Albany, Georgia. Until discovering photography, Simmons had always felt like an artist without a medium. Photography has given him an outlet through which to focus his artistic eye on the everyday aspects of life. Whether shooting landscapes, architecture, documentary portraiture or figures, he enjoys pushing the boundaries beyond the expected as he aims to capture the unguarded essence of his subjects. Simmons gravitates toward long exposure night shooting using only available light, a process which allows him to create dramatic photographic effects that reinterpret the subject in a way all his own. These striking images open the viewer’s eyes to the art and beauty in the commonplace world around us. Opening reception and artist talk - Sunday, September 9 from 2-4PM.
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