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Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature bursts with botanical life at the High Museum of Art
If you know the painter Joseph Stella, it’s probably from his famous urban landscapes. But Stella was just as captivated by the botanical world as he was by cityscapes, and today, Atlantans can see that side of the artist in vivid color. Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature, an explosive new exhibit at the High Museum of Art, features dozens of his flower and plant-filled paintings and drawings.
Art Papers’ annual auction is a love letter to Atlanta’s art scene
On February 11, Art Papers will host its 24th annual art auction, a fundraiser for the magazine where attendees can bid on works by artists from the Southeast and across the world. The event will feature over 200 pieces for auction, priced for a wide range of budgets, as well as an “Emerging Collectors Section” with works under $200 available for outright purchase.
The Mirror Garden brings the impressive work of Monir Farmanfarmaian to the High
When guests visit the High Museum exhibit, they can follow a chronological path of Monir Farmanfarmaian’s work. Her stunning mirrored sculptures will be on display—she used a 17th-century Person technique called Āina-kāri, a mirrored mosaic made with paper thin mirrors—but the exhibit goes far beyond that.
Atlanta Indie Bookshop Crawl invites literature lovers to shop local this week
Drawing inspiration from similar crawls in other cities, Bunnie Hilliard, owner of Brave + Kind Bookshop in Decatur, and her events coordinator, Vania Stoyanova, are encouraging readers of all kinds to get out and support the local bookstores around the metro.
Sloomoo Institute brings slime back into the spotlight: What to know before you go
Sloomoo dubs itself as a “celebration of sensory play.” Glue-based slime is the main attraction, and here, it comes in an endless assortment of textures and colors. Kinetic sand, familiar sounds, and meditative abstract videos provide other methods of well-paced simulation.
7 things to know before you visit Harry Potter: the Exhibition in Atlanta
Part museum, part "immersive" experience, Harry Potter: the Exhibition features several props and costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, reproductions of iconic set pieces (think the door to the Chamber of Secrets or Harry's cupboard under the stairs), and interactive elements throughout. Here's what to know before you go.
In Wink exhibit, late artist Todd Murphy tips his hat to the Kentucky Derby’s forgotten champions
At the Bill Lowe Gallery, director Donovan Johnson has mounted a weighty showing of Todd Murphy’s work. The marquee exhibit, Wink—Murphy’s endearing nod to James “Jimmy” Winkfield and other Black jockeys—comprises roughly 30 paintings and mixed-media works that examine the relationship of Black identity and labor in the South through the history of African American jockeys, horse racing and the concept of the workhorse.
Atlanta drag star Phoenix emcees Starlight Cabaret as it returns to Atlanta Pride this weekend
Phoenix will produce and emcee Atlanta Pride’s 33rd annual Starlight Cabaret solo for the first time on the Coca-Cola Stage at Piedmont Park. It’s also the first time the show will be back on stage live and in-person since 2019.
What not to miss at Out on Film, Atlanta’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival
Cinephiles are eagerly anticipating the 35th annual Atlanta LGBTQ Film Festival, which runs in multiple Atlanta theaters from September 22 to October 2. Here's what to expect at this year's 35th annual festival.
What we saw at Dragon Con 2022: Hellfire, hotel drama, and a return to form
Dragon Con 2022 was a return to form after last year's reduced crowd. Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's convention.