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// Gallery72@atlantaga.gov.
History of Gallery 72
Atlanta has historically provided municipal exhibition spaces presenting the work of local, national, and internally acclaimed artists. Previous to Gallery 72’s inception, works were exhibited at City Gallery East (at now Ponce City Market) and and New Visions Gallery. In 2014, the City opened Gallery 72, a fresh new addition to the lineage of Atlanta municipal galleries. Located in downtown Atlanta on the first floor of 72 Marietta Street, Gallery 72 exhibits cutting edge exhibitions and programming relevant to the arts, culture, and people of the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to continue the commitment of presenting artwork in public spaces, free to the public, with the newest municipal gallery space, Gallery 72. Since its opening in 2014, Gallery 72 has hosted a variety of riveting exhibitions addressing relevant topics such as human trafficking, civil and human rights, memory and ritual,the growth of local arts organizations (including Wonderroot, the Creatives Project, etc), and the rise of hip-hop. For more information about past exhibitions, please visit the “past exhibitions” page.
On View Now
“Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness II” by photographer Thomas Dorsey.
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to host Thomas Dorsey’s exhibition “Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness II”, opening on Monday, Feb. 10, 20202 at Gallery 72.
Revered local photographer Thomas Dorsey has spent more than 30 years capturing the family portraits of Southwest Atlanta’s residents.
In “Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness II”, on display at Gallery 72 from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, April 3, 2020, the exhibition explore Dorsey’s long career as a portrait photographer through select images that highlight the rich history and tight-knit families of Southwest Atlanta.
Dorsey made a name for himself, first in Chicago and then in Atlanta, with his authentic and loving family portraits. Dorsey’s images not only capture moments in time but the pride and love that bonds families together.
The exhibition showcases families of Southwest Atlanta taken between 1978 and 2002 and will feature photos from families including the Youngs, Vivians, Spriggs, Hills, Aarons, Arringtons and more.
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, for the opening reception at Gallery 72, 72 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Gallery 72 is a municipal gallery operated by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The gallery is dedicated to presenting stimulating and thought-provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s arts offerings.
Gallery 72 is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
“Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness II”
Monday, Feb. 10 – Friday, April 3, 2020
72 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta GA.. 30303
Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
NEARBY PARKING FOR GALLERY 72:
104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE) Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE), Paid street parking is available near the gallery.
NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS:
Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth Street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.
For more information regarding the exhibitions, events, or the Gallery 72 space, please contact Gallery Coordinator Kevin Sipp: