NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC TAKES POSSESSION OF SPACE AT FIFTH + BROADWAY
CEO and mayor sign historic lease document
within the Fifth + Broadway development. Now that the lease has been signed, the exhibit build-out can begin with the expectation of
opening in the summer of 2020.
“I’d like to thank Mayor Briley for his continued support of the museum throughout the fundraising and construction process,” Hicks said. “This is an important moment for our museum and this city, when we take the next step in fulfilling a musical legacy that began centuries ago. Today marks the day the long-held dream of NMAAM begins to become a reality, and now we can begin to build what will be a jewel in the crown for Music City. The work starts today.”
“With this lease, Nashville demonstrates its commitment to this museum and lets the world know
About the National Museum of African American Music
The National Museum of African American Music, set to open in the summer of 2020, will be
the only museum dedicated solely to preserving African American music traditions and
celebrating the influence African Americans have had on music. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the
museum will share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive
technology to bring musical heroes of the past into the present. For more information, please
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“We believe the arts are essential to the social, spiritual, and intellectual health of our communities,” states Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture. “We’re honoring the legacy of renowned family portrait photographer Thomas Dorsey with an exhibition of his work, and we are celebrating the beauty and diversity of our own Fulton County family by inviting residents to have their portrait taken. We hope they enjoy the art and come celebrate with us!”
Thomas Dorsey exhibition Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness
There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view through November 14 at the gallery at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Thomas Dorsey was born in Augusta, GA, but grew up in Chicago, IL. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he worked at the Post Office for a decade. Then he became interested in art and pursued a degree in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago. He fell in love with photography which led him to start a business with his wife centered on family portraiture. During the next 32 years he made a name for himself beginning in Chicago, and then in Atlanta, by taking photos of families in their homes. The Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness exhibition showcases selected photos of prominent African American families from Fulton County and Chicago taken between 1978 and 2002.
“I cannot say how one should view these images, but the title reflects the positive potential of the human spirit I saw every time I was given the opportunity to trip the shutter!” - Thomas Dorsey
Fulton Families Free Photo Days
Fulton County Arts & Culture invites Fulton families to have their family portrait taken for free this fall. In celebration of the work of Thomas Dorsey and his exhibition at Southwest Arts Center which showcases photographs of families, they have created events across the six county districts to continue building relationships, sharing stories, and engaging directly with residents. Here are the locations, dates and times for Fulton Families Photo Days events.
*Note families are asked to RSVP in advance for the location they will visit for their free family portrait.
Fulton County Arts & Culture is celebrating 40 years of creative leadership, improving and enhancing the lives of Fulton County residents and visitors through the arts. Their mission is to ensure all citizens have access to the arts for the passion they inspire, the quality of life they afford, and the economic impact they make in the community. FCAC provides broad access to arts programming including classes and free performances at their six community Arts Centers; generous support for area artists and arts organizations through Contracts for Services arts funding; outreach through their numerous community partnerships; and diverse public art experiences through the Fulton County Public Art Program. For more information visit: fultonarts.org.
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