NEW - For your comfort -
Free Timed Entrance Tickets are available for Saturdays, 11 – 4 pm. To reserve: HERE
The Lyndon House Arts Center is open for gallery visits at this time. Our new hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6. We value your wellness and safety thus practice social distancing and believe we all look good in a face covering. See you soon!
Installed in the Lower Atrium Gallery, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience, is a project directed by artist Christina Foard consisting of more than 800 - 5 inch square works of art created by a large number of participants from students to community members. Using the theme of resiliency, these multiple small works tell individual stories and the collective story of recovery and strength.
The Art of Jeremy Ayers, will adorn the walls of the Lukasiewicz Gallery. An inspirational artist, lyricist, activist and a most beloved member of our community, passed away in 2016. This exhibit features his photography, painting and drawing on loan from a number of local collections. Jeremy Dance will be screened in the gallery.
Upstairs in the Atrium and South Gallery is and exhibit of five local artists exploring common materials in unusual ways. Boundless, features works by Don Chambers, Derek Faust, Alex McClay, Katherine McCullough and Paula Reynaldi.
A project entitled Waterfall Plot, poetry and photography by UGA Professor and published author, Andrew Zawacki, will be on view in the West Gallery upstairs. This meditative exhibit includes an audio and media presentation.
In the Lounge Gallery, painted works by Kendall Rogers will be installed. Kendall was selected as the Arts Center’s Choice Award for the 45th Juried Exhibition.
As we navigate through these unusual times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend visiting our website, social media or calling the Arts Center, for further information regarding procedures for visiting the galleries. Please note gallery hours and numbers of visitors at one time are subject to change and will follow CDC guidelines.
For more information, please call 706 613 3623. Please visit us at accgov.com/lyndonhouse or on Facebook and Instagram.
June 3, 2020
The Lyndon House Arts Center’s galleries are open for visits as self directed use. The 45th Juried Exhibition has been extended through July. We practice social distancing here at the Arts Center and look good in face masks and believe you do to.
We have new hours for the month of June - Tuesday - Saturday 10 -6pm.
April 8, 2020
Flagpole Magazine, you are amazing. We are so grateful to have you in our city of Athens. Thank you for a wonderful spread on the 45th Juried Show. Thank you to Alden DiCamillo for a most thoughtful and inspiring look at the show and for your thorough research. Thank you Jessica Smith for your social distance photography and warm conversation. Thank you to our amazing juror Larry Ossei-Mensah for your vision and of course to all the artists, thank you for going the distance with us.
Flagpole, in our current situation, we could not be more honored to be your virtual cover and on your limited print run. Please save us some! Thank all the staff at the Flagpole for keeping us informed and true. We can’t do this without you. Be well and safe.
March 5, 2020
The Lyndon House Arts Center and Lyndon House Arts Foundation are pleased to announce Larry Ossei-Mensah as the Guest Juror for the 45th Juried Exhibition.
Larry Ossei-Mensah, uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome in addition to documenting cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley.
Ossei-Mensah is a contributor to the first ever Ghanaian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial with an essay on the work of visual artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Ossei-Mensah is also the recent recipient of the Warhol Foundation grant for $50K for his current exhibition at Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco entitled Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox co-curated with Dexter Wimberly. This Fall, Ossei-Mensah will be curating his second exhibition as the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at MOCAD entitled Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context with Josh Ginsburg from the A4 Arts Foundation and Jova Lynne, Ford Curatorial Fellow at MOCAD.
Also, this Fall, Ossei-Mensah will be collaborating with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in the launch of their New Rudin Family Gallery. He will be curating the inaugural exhibition featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino.
Ossei-Mensah has had recent profiles in such publications like the NY Times, Artsy, and Cultured Magazine which recently named him one of seven curators to watch in 2019.
For more information call 706-613-3623 or visit www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse
Regular gallery hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Home Game Saturdays in Athens the Arts Center is closed!
NEW: Show on the Road. Curate your own exhibition in this fun gallery guide.
Collections From Our Community booklet featuring the wild and fun collections that have been on display in the Lobby Case over the last couple years. The center fold has a drawing of a shelf for you to draw in our own collection!
Next time you visit, start filling in your Art Passport - a self guided interactive gallery guide for all ages! Pick one up at the front desk.
Please visit Call for Artists to submit exhibit proposals and other artist & curator opportunities.
Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of the Arts Division of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department.
Lyndon House Arts Center is closed on Saturdays when there is a University of Georgia home football game.
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Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The Lyndon House 45th juror, 2020.
On view through January 18, 2020 WILD: the Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibition. Includes over 250 works of art by student artists K - 12th grade. Full color catalog is available.