Atlanta Contemporary

A nonprofit organization

$2,580 raised

17% complete

$15,000 Goal

Atlanta Contemporary, in the wake of new leadership under Executive Director Floyd Hall, is launching a Director Fund to be completed by May 19. This fund has a goal of $15,000 to welcome our new Director and launch his journey leading this legacy organization. All donations $500 and above will receive invitation to a private Exhibition Opening reception in Fall 2024.

Click the Donate button above to make a gift to this fund and learn more about Atlanta Contemporary below:

Atlanta Contemporary Through the Years

Atlanta Contemporary, originally under the name Nexus, began in 1973 when a group of artists and art enthusiasts in Atlanta, recognized the need for a space dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions and programming. Their vision led to the establishment of Nexus, a non-profit artist cooperative, in 1976. 

Initially, Nexus operated as an artist-run space, providing a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. Over time, Nexus gained recognition and support within the local art community. In 1989, Nexus moved to the Westside in Atlanta, occupying a former industrial building that was renovated to suit the needs of a contemporary art institution, thereby further expanding its focus to include a residency program and educational initiatives. 

In 2000, Nexus underwent a significant transformation and rebranded itself as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC). This rebranding was part of an effort to position the institution as a leading contemporary art space in the Southeast. Under its new identity, ACAC continued its commitment to showcasing contemporary art through a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, and public programs supporting both local, national, and international artists, fostering dialogues and collaborations between different artistic communities. 

Throughout its history, ACAC has played a vital role in promoting contemporary art in Atlanta and the broader region. It has been a platform for experimentation, innovation, and critical discourse, providing artists and audiences with opportunities to engage with cutting-edge art practices. AC has contributed to the cultural landscape of the city by organizing events and initiatives that encourage public participation and dialogue around contemporary art.

Today, Atlanta Contemporary remains an important museum in Atlanta and nationally. We continue to evolve, adapt, and respond to the changing dynamics of contemporary art, offering a platform for artists to explore new ideas and engage with audiences in meaningful ways.

It is through this history and bright future that we Change The Way We All See Art.

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