Atlanta’s West End Neighborhood, history and art
Atlanta, a city of great diversity, celebrates many rich heritages and cultures. Two museums in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood highlight the history and art of African Americans. First, residents can tour the Hammonds House Museum situated in a historic Queen Anne home. Hammonds House hosts events and exhibits concerned with the culture of the African Diaspora. African American family history in Georgia is the theme of the current exhibit running through April 28th.
Next, visitors to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art observe works by and about black women. The art museum is open Tues. – Fri. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays, noon – 4 p.m. Right now visitors can experience “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection,” pieces in the permanent collection and recent analysis by students, faculty, staff and others. Works range from paintings and sculptures to prints and textiles.
West End was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, 164 years after it was settled. Home run king, Hank Aaron owns the Krispy Kreme location in West End. The neighborhood is just seconds from Cascade Glen Apartments and easily accessible to all of Atlanta.