BACK IN the DAY reception

February 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone

BACK IN THE DAY: The Neighborhood Art Center and Atlanta’s late 1970’s Art Scene

Artworks by Tina Dunkley, David Hammons, John Riddle, Romare Bearden, Susan Loftin, Zachariah Anderson, Ouida Canady, Steve Seaberg and documentary photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center (NAC) by Jim Alexander have been assembled for this exhibition during Black History Month. Arts leaders such as Maynard Jackson, Shirley Franklin and Michael Lomax appear in the photographs.

A multi-disciplinary art center, located in the Mechanicsville neighborhood on Georgia Avenue, SW, in the old Peter J. Bryant school, NAC, founded in 1975, was the first of several influential alternative arts centers established in Atlanta at this time, The Arts Exchange in Grant Park (1984) was an artistic and social justice offspring of NAC, when it was started by Ebon Dooley and Alice Lovelace, among others.

Join us to celebrate some of our most important artistic and activist antecedents, and meet several of the artists and former staff members.
Free and open to the public.