ArtsATL and Atlanta PlanIt bring you the most complete guide to arts and cultural activities in the metro area. Pair Atlanta PlanIt’s comprehensive calendar (click on the green logo) with our weekly highlights, listed below.
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Gordon Parks: Segregation Story. Created for an influential 1950s Life magazine article, these photographs offer a powerful look at the daily life and struggles of a multigenerational family living in segregated Alabama. Through June 7, 2015. High Museum of Art.
Floorplans on Napkins. Atlanta-based artist Jane Garver presents a new body of work created as part of her residency in Iceland in 2014. Through December 7. MINT Gallery.
Make a Joyful Noise. Three marble panels from sculptor Luca della Robbia’s famed organ loft, the Cantoria, trace the Renaissance master’s growing skill during the seven years it took to complete the project. A first in the U.S. Through January 11. High Museum of Art.
New Takes: Peter Bahouth and Matthew Gamber. The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery presents the work of two photographers with unusual approaches to the medium: Bahouth creates multi-part, three-dimensional, Viewmaster-inspired sci-fi narratives while Gamber’s images integrate photograms, abstracted photographs and projection. Through January 10. Hagedorn Foundation Gallery.
Pandrogeny: Experiments in Identity. Artist Branden M. Collins’ knock-out multi-media exhibition examines identity, gender roles and cultural tradition. Through November 30. Read our review. Erikson Clock.
Where the Wild Things Are. Preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays tell the story of the creation of children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak’s most famous work. Through July 5, 2015. William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
Gordon L. Jones. The author, senior military historian and curator at the Atlanta History Center, discusses his new book, Confederate Odyssey, which tells the story of the Civil War through the rare and unusual artifacts in the History Center’s George W. Wray Jr. Collection, including early inventions by gun maker George W. Morse and the bloodstained coat of a seventeen-year-old South Carolina soldier. December 1 at 7:15 p.m. Decatur Library Auditorium.
A Capella Books: 25th Anniversary. The independent bookseller celebrates 25 years in Atlanta with the publication of an essay collection featuring 25 Atlanta writers reflecting on their own experiences with bookstores. Book signing at the Carter Library, December 5 at 6 p.m. followed by festivities at Manuel’s Tavern.
Africa Umoja. A cast of 32 South African singers, drummers and dancers performs a show celebrating the traditional music and dance of South Africa. November 25-30. Rialto Center for the Arts.
the unnerved space. The Goat Farm and gloATL host a discussion event in anticipation of LA-based ate9DanceCompany’s visit in mid-December as part of the Tanz Farm season of dance performances. Panelists for the talk include gallerist Barbara Archer, Davy Minor of Deer Bear Wolf and Madison Cario, director for the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech. Rachel Reese moderates. December 2 at 7 p.m. Goat Farm Arts Center.
Diplomacy. Paris is not burning in this new award-winning French historical drama about the last days of World War II as the Nazis fail to follow out Hitler’s orders to completely destroy the French capital. November 28-December 4. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
National Gallery. This new feature-length documentary goes inside one of the world’s most famous art institutions, London’s National Gallery, to examine the museum’s past and present. November 26-December 5. Plaza Theatre.
Sci-Fi Spectacular. Star Trek character Hikaru Sulu (George Takei) narrates an evening of symphonic music from popular science fiction movies with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Guest Conductor Jack Everly. November 28-29. Atlanta Symphony Hall.
Black Angels. Atlanta-based chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and Chicago’s Spektral Quartet present George Crumb’s amplified string quartet Black Angels, a monumental work inspired by the mood of the country at the time of the Vietnam War. On a program with works by Carolyn O’Brien, Robert Scott Thompson and David Brighton. December 3 at 8 p.m. Erikson Clock.
Murder Ballad. Actor’s Express presents the Atlanta premiere of this off-beat musical, a hit in New York in 2012, about an affair that ends in murder. ArtsATL critic Jim Farmer describes the production as “an exuberant, intoxicating piece of theater” in his review. Through December 7. Actor’s Express.
Fright Street. Comedy troupe Twinhead Theatre sends up the best-selling young adult horror novels of R.L. Stine, as the surviving students of his oft-beleagured Shady Ness High School gather for their 20th reunion. December 4-6. Horizons School.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London’s Globe Theatre broadcasts its production of Shakespeare’s comedy to movie theaters around the world. December 4 at 7 p.m. Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.
The Snow Queen. Serenbe Playhouse unveils its first holiday show, a world premiere production of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Snow Queen” adapted by Rachel Teagle. December 4-21. Serenbe.
Art Basel. The international art world descends on Miami Beach for four flashy days of business and pleasure. December 3-7. Miami Beach.
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