The Museum will remain closed until at least December 2020. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation

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Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation is a participatory exhibition that explores the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive. We invite you to experience a virtual introduction today.

Be Your Own Muse

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Be Your Own Muse, the Museum’s original podcast series, highlights Black women cultural producers. Check out our entire library on SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
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The Museum organizes a host of public programs such as Archiving Identity & Preserving Our Image. Explore the archive of the Museum’s lectures, gallery walks, workshops, family days, and much more and relive the excitement again and again.


Conjure: A Scentsory Experience with November Nichols
Moved by the ways conjuring appears in Renée Stout’s work, perfumer November Nichols will lead us in a workshop on conjuring that which is within us. Using fragrance and journaling as our able guides, we will explore the essence of our being through our senses.
Nov 30th, 2020
Yoga in the Museum:
Enjoy yoga classes surrounded by works of art that emphasize balance, restoration, strength, and concentration. Each virtual class is led by a yoga instructor of color and is appropriate for all levels.
Nov 30th, 2020
Inside Black Image Corporation:
Martina Dodd
Martina Dodd, Curator of Object Based Learning at the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, offers an exclusive look into the intersections between the Spelman College permanent collection, Black Image Corporation, and the archives at the Robert W. Woodruff Library in the Atlanta University Center.
Dec 1st - Dec 7th, 2020

What Our Visitors Say

From our
"Tell Us What You Think" wall.

It has a calming aura and it encourages me to be reflective and introspective.

- Museum Visitor

I enjoy celebrating blackness!!

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I enjoyed spending time in the Museum with my mom and witnessing the power of discovering and seeing ourselves in these powerful images together. It was exactly what I needed.

- Museum Visitor

I thoroughly enjoy witnessing Spelman students experiencing these images for the first time. The invitation to interact has also elicited glee, smiles, laughter, and sustained interest and attention, which is a rarity these days. It is a Balm in Gilead.

- Museum Visitor

I enjoyed the paintings, they were very vibrant and they made me feel like I was at home, comfy, cozy, and creative. The artwork persuaded me that art is not just colors, shapes, and lines but it is a feeling.

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I like the fact that it’s so interactive!

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To inspire and enrich the Spelman College community and the general public primarily through art by and about women of the African Diaspora.  


in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center

Mailing address:
350 Spelman Lane, Box 1526
Atlanta, GA 30314 29201

GPS system address:
440 Westview Drive, SW 30310

Phone: 404.270.5607


The Museum is closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

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