In January of 2015, MOCA GA received a grant from the Antinori Foundation to accomplish a major goal—to process and digitize the collection and historical archives and launch Georgia’s contemporary arts on a digital, web-based platform. The Museum has long seen the need to digitize this array of information in order to increase accessibility and remain on par with what scholars and researchers expect—a web-based, searchable database. Our goal is to make the wealth and scope of information from MOCA GA accessible around the world through both archival finding aids and digital images. Click HERE to read more about the digitization project!
Small art galleries and artist collectives open and close extraordinary exhibitions with socially relevant content every day. The history of these contextual happenings can often only be discovered through archived newspaper reviews, as the limited numbers of printed brochures, catalogues and mailers disappear. Thanks to the artists, curators and the dedicated patrons themselves, a substantial assemblage of these historically significant reference materials can be found throughout the archival collections of MOCA GA. Additionally, MOCA GA houses born digital and digitized objects comprising oral histories and artist talks, written correspondence, business documentation, typewritten resumes, biographies, exhibition documentation, slides, photographs, CDs of artwork, sketches, maquettes, printed materials such as reviews and announcements, and analog audio visual materials associated with both exhibitions and specific artworks. Some of the Artists and other individuals featured in the archives include Genevieve Arnold, Lucinda Bunnen, Janet Hinerfeld, Gretchen Hupfel, Ruth Laxson, Jim McLean, Lucia Pulgram, Jim Sitton, King Thackston, Larry Jens Anderson, and Larry Walker. Artist group archives include The Green Man Collection, Forward Arts Foundation, Atlanta Women’s Art Collective, Tula Art Center, Girl Vigilantes, TABOO Arts Collective, and Flux Projects. The archives collections of Larry Walker, Genevieve Arnold, Ruth Laxson, Herbert Creecy, Alston Glenn, Jerry Cullum, Taboo among others, have been processed and digital online finding aids have been made available along with selections of digitized materials. We will continuously update the online archives, so check back often.
Click HERE for information on accessing the collections!