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.

 

The Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children’s Literature
featuring the artwork of R. Gregory Christie, Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood
Art Exhibition
Friday, September 5, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL), in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum will host the Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children’s Literature featuring the artwork of children’s illustrators and authors, R. Gregory Christie, Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood. This extraordinary exhibit features artwork that strives to continue the legacy of renowned children’s book author and artist, Ashley Bryan, by creating authentic images of the Africana experience in children’s literature for the next generation of emerging readers. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

A Chronicle in Black and White
Photography Exhibition
Monday October 20, 2014 – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Artist Talk and Book Signing: Saturday, November 15. 3:00 p.m.
In recognition of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (2014) the Auburn Avenue
Research Library (AARL), in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host the work of noted New York Daily News photojournalist (retired) Clarence Davis. Clarence Davis will facilitate an Artist Talk and Book Signing: Saturday, November 15, at 3:00 p.m. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Central Library (1ST Floor), located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines
Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making
Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014
As an official partner with Africa Atlanta 2014, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making. Opening event Thursday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. will include a presentation by exhibition curator Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen and a screening of the documentary Black in Latin America: The Black Grandma in the Closet (60 minutes). This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.


Black in Latin America: An Island Divided
Film Screening
Thursday, November 13. 1:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the documentary Black in Latin America: An Island Divided. This documentary is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines: Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making, on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

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