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.



Open Season
Art Exhibit by Shanequa Gay
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Opening event and Artist Talk, Sunday, May 10, 2015
Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Open Season by renowned artist Shanequa Gay. A compelling visual critique on the systematic disenfranchisement of African American males in the United States, Open Season is a dramatic exploration of the plight and perceptions of Black males in contemporary American culture. This exhibition will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.


Sometimes in April

Film Screening

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.

In remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide (that began in April of 1994), the Auburn Avenue Research, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will host a screening of the historical drama Sometimes in April (180 minutes). A clear-eyed examination of the Rwandan genocide that claimed upwards of 800,000 lives, this film is a fictionalized reconstruction of this tragedy from the perspective of a decade-later via war-crimes tribunal. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.


Verses and Flows

Saturday, April 25, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

Community Events

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





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