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Hammonds House Museum

Museums, Galleries and Archives (State-Funded Historical Museums/Archives)

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Located in Atlanta’s historic West End, Hammonds House Museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, a prominent Atlanta physician and a passionate arts patron. The Museum opened in 1988 to continue Dr. Hammonds’ commitment to preserving and celebrating art from the African Diaspora, and offers fine art exhibitions and cultural programming year round.

Photo courtesy of Hammonds House Facebook page.

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Hammonds House Museum has a permanent collection of more than 350 works dating from the mid-19th century by artists from America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Every year, the museum has four to five visual art exhibitions. These exhibitions are by significant mid-career and established artists. The museum also has other programming, ranging from artist talks and workshops to art camps for students. 

The house itself was built in 1872 in the Victorian style. It is one of the older residences in the West End. The facility is available to host meetings, weddings, receptions and other private functions. The museum's gift shop sells books, jewelry, accessories, artwork, exhibition catalogues and other items.

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http://www.hammondshouse.org/about-us.html

Address
503 Peeples St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone Number
404-612-0500
Hours
Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and National Holidays
Tags
  • African American History
  • Cultural History
  • Historic Homes
This location was created on 2015-06-30 by Tera Henry .   It was last updated on 2015-12-12 by Eliza Kolander .

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