Calendar of Events

An Epic Fashion Event at MODA!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In conjunction with our fall fashion design exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, MODA presents a film screening of the documentary, Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the film and the historic fashion show including models, announcers and designers.

Audrey Smaltz, Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows, Ramona Saunders, and Deborah Riley Draper will be present at the reception and will participate in the panel discussion.

Join us for an evening of fashion and fun. The $50 ticket ($45 for MODA members) provides entrance to an evening of wonderful events.  More information and tickets can be found here.

Design Conversation: Joy Bivins on Curating Inspiring Beauty

Saturday, October 25, 2014 4pm

Joy Bivins, one of the curators of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, began working on  the exhibition in the spring of 2011 by sorting through the 3500 garments in the collection of the Johnson Publishing Company.
Joy will visit MODA from the Chicago History Museum, where this exhibition originated, to talk about the importance of the Ebony Fashion Fair and the process by which the Inspiring Beauty exhibition was brought into being. She’ll provide listeners with an inside look at her work as the curator, explaining how she chose what to include in the show, what she had to leave behind, and why.
Lecture will begin at 4pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to be seated.


$15 for MODA members, $20 for non-members  Tickets are available online and at the door.

Design Conversation: Lynnette Galloway, Deputy Art Director of Ebony Magazine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6pm

Lynnette Galloway, Deputy Art Director of Ebony Magazine, and a graduate of Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, will talk about her work at the Johnson Publishing Company.

Lecture will begin at 7pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to be seated.

Free for MODA Members / $10 no non-members.  Admission includes general admission to MODA.  Tickets available online and at the door.

Second Sundays are Pay-What-You-Wish Days!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 6pm.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

In 2014, the remaining pay-what-you-wish days will fall on November 9, and December 14.

Save the date for a Holiday Pop-Up Shop at MODA!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On Thursday, December 11 vendors will be setting up at MODA amidst the gorgeous fashions of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.
Come support local designers and your design museum in one day.  A percentage of sales from this event will benefit MODA, so the more you shop the more you contribute!
If you are a local Atlanta designer and would like to participate in this event, please contact Clare Timmerman at