Located in a beautiful Victorian home in Atlanta’s historic West End, Hammonds House Museum is world class museum whose mission is to celebrate, preserve and increase public awareness of the contributions that artists of African descent have made to global culture. The museum is a unique setting to explore the cultural diversity and legacy of these artists.
The museum is the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, a prominent Atlanta physician and a passionate arts patron. A 501(c)3 organization which opened in 1988, Hammonds House Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 450 works including art by Romare Bearden, Robert S. Duncanson, Benny Andrews, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Hale Woodruff, Amalia Amaki, Radcliffe Bailey and Kojo Griffin. In addition to featuring art from their collection, the museum offers new exhibitions, artist talks, workshops, concerts, poetry readings, arts education programs, and other cultural events throughout the year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic the museum has been closed to the public, but has created popular virtual events and programming through Hammonds House Museum Digital (HHM Digital). The museum hopes to reopen to the public in June 2021.