Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, located at 75 Bennett Street in Atlanta, is dedicated to contemporary Georgia art created by artists who were either born in the state or who have made the state their home. The focus of the collection is primarily mid–twentieth century to the present and includes works by nationally renowned artists Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Beverly Buchanan, Harry Callahan, Howard Finster, and Nellie Mae Rowe.
The museum was founded in 2002 by David Golden, president of CGR Advisors, a real estate advisory company
Previous exhibitions include the grand opening exhibition of new sculpture by Martin Emanuel; Artists of the Heath Gallery: 1965-1998, comprising solo exhibitions of works by Herbert Creecy, Cheryl Goldsleger, Kojo Griffin, and Hope Hilton; and special exhibitions from the permanent collection, which is accessible online through the museum's Web site. In November 2002 the museum mounted Color, Culture, Complexity, an exhibition curated by Ed Spriggs, of the Hammonds House Galleries in Atlanta, and Dan Talley,
In addition to its exhibitions, the museum also sponsors ShedSpace, a community-oriented program to support local arts, and the Artist Resource Council (ARC), which serves as a conduit between artists and museums throughout Georgia.
Tom Sabulis, "Contemporary Connection: Midtown Gallery Is Thriving, Striving," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 16, 2004.
Dan R. Talley and Ed Spriggs, Color, Culture, Complexity, exhibition catalog (Atlanta: Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 2002).
Robin Fay, University of Georgia Libraries
A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.