Gallery 72



Gallery 72 is a municipally owned art gallery located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Gallery is located in the lobby of City owned 72 Marietta street building. It is free and open to the public to access. The gallery was opened in 2014, and has since focused on serving local talent including individual artists, local galleries, arts organizations, and curators.  The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to host a contemporary art gallery which adds to the growing and progressive arts scene of Atlanta.



Address: 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303

Hours: 10am- 5pm, M-F

Gallery Tours: GALLERY 72 tours take place from 1pm to 1:45pm every Tuesday and Thursday. To schedule a tour, please contact the Gallery 72 office:  404-546-3220// [email protected].

Current/Upcoming Exhibitions

Mid South Sculpture Alliance: MSA Selects



July 7, 2016 – September 1, 2016

Mid- South Sculpture Alliance Juried Members Exhibition

Opening reception July 7th, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm

MSA Select is a group exhibition of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance juried by Kate Creason.  The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is dedicated to the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. MSA seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists, art professionals, and the community through its programming. MSA Select, a juried member’s exhibition, will offer a dynamic look into our member’s artworks highlighting a variety of techniques, media, style and content creating a dialogue between MSA members, exhibiting artists and the Atlanta community.

Artists exhibiting in this show include:

Kurt Dyrhaug
Roger Halligan
Miranda Kyle
David Marquez
Baggs McKelvey
Jon Mehlferber
Brent Oglesbee
Ann Rowles
Ayokunle Odeleye
Sara Santamaria
Jason Sweet
David Landis
Kristen Tordella-Williams
Jennifer Torres
Cliff Tresner
Susie Winton
Mike Wsol
Lauren Koch
Stephanie Loggans
Larry Millard

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Upcoming Events and Programming



Gallery 72 will host an opening reception for Mid South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) Selects: a juried, group exhibition offering a look into a variety of MSA members’ recent works. Join us for the opening reception at Gallery 72 from 6PM-9PM!

Past Exhibitions & Programs

Click the images or links below to learn more about each past exhibition:



On view April 14- June 30, 2016

Cynthia Farnell’s dual installations at Gallery 72, Ancestors and Milk and Wine, were explorations of cultural and personal memory via the intertextual relationships between photographs, objects and projected images. Ancestors is a surreal mingling of mythological and archetypal imagery related to Farnell’s ancestral ties in Alabama and the Caribbean. Milk and Wine uses her father’s lifelong hobby of cultivating lilies to explore how we incorporate, carry, and pass on memory, place and identity.

Alabama native Cynthia Farnell is a visual artist working in lens-based media. Much of her work addresses the shifting meanings of home, place, community and identity in contemporary life.

Farnell currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is the director of the Welch School Galleries at Georgia State University. She has exhibited her work internationally including venues in New York City, France, New England and the southern United States. She has been awarded residencies at The Sloss Furnaces Visiting Artist Program in Birmingham, Alabama and at the Virginia Center For Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia. Her work is in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and the Myrtle Beach Art Museum.