Hammonds was an art enthusiast, and the museum includes 250 pieces from Hammonds’ own collection. After Hammonds’ death in 1985, Fulton County purchased his house and collection.
The new season will include these exhibits:
“No Justice, No Peace: Protest Photography from 1967–2022,” opens this year’s season and will be on view in the museum’s downstairs galleries April 29 through June 26.
The show includes photographs from Jim Alexander, Doris Derby, Lashley John, Jena P. Jones, Bud Smith, Shelia Turner, Lynsey Weatherspoon, and Julie Yarbrough.
“In Protest: Grassroots Stories from the Front Lines,” is a virtual reality film series that will be presented in the upstairs gallery in partnership with GRX Immersive.
Each of the four installments of the series concerns a different city. The three Atlanta episodes feature Killer Mike, Ayanna Gregory, and James Tiago Bertrand.
In “My View From Seven Feet,” NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll offers visual recollections of his life growing up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The show will be on exhibit July 15 through Sept. 18.
In an illustrated memoir of the same title, Carroll presents 50 paintings from his life and times, with accompanying narratives.
“Dans l’espoir d’un Avenir Meilleur (In Hope for a Better Future)” by Tracy Murrell will be on view from Oct. 15 through Dec. 18. Using ink, decorative papers, tile resin and high gloss enamel, Murrell creates collages that examine the flight of Haitians from their earthquake-devastated island, with special attention to the female perspective.
This work by Murrell was commissioned by Hammonds House Museum with the support of the National Performance Network.
The Hammonds House Museum is located at 503 Peeples Street, SW. Admission is $10; $7 senior citizens; $5 students. For more information go to HammondsHouse.org.