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Kid-friendly musicals, Pete the Cat, YA authors, and egg hunts galore
Inspired by the black oral tradition, many of Bryan’s books are reworkings of traditional spirituals, folk stories, and poems. “His works are a celebration of African American experience and offer black children an important opportunity to see themselves represented in the pages of books,” says exhibition cocurator Virginia Shearer.
Get into the holiday spirit with caroling, light displays, the Pink Pig, and more
If you don’t have kids, you’ve likely never heard of Mo Willems. But the prolific children’s book author and illustrator, who has more than 40 titles to his name, is beloved by both tots and their parents for his comedic sensibility and bullseye-accurate insight into the preschool mind.
Alex Katz may be best known for his stylized portraiture—he’s painted the likes of Anna Wintour and Kate Moss—but the octogenarian has also been creating landscapes since the 1950s.
Outdoor sculpture, pony rides, meteorites, BMX stunts, an instrument “petting zoo,” princesses, and more
The sun shines, birds sing, dogwoods bloom, and weekends brim with festivals. It’s time to grab a beer, take in some music. . . buy some art? Hold on a minute. Atlanta’s festival culture—which, thanks to our mellow climate, is basically a year-round phenomenon—may delude us into thinking we’re supporting the creative class.
To merely describe Wifredo Lam as an important 20th-century surrealist would do him a disservice. The Cuban painter’s hybrid vision was far broader, encompassing magical realism, modernism, and postmodernism—making him influential in not just the art world but also literary and political groups.