This month, several Atlanta exhibitions are showcasing photography, paintings and other multi-media works from artists around the world. While the art covers a wide range of topics, some of the works reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and African-American history.
There is plenty for everyone to explore, and here are five exhibitions to check out this February.
Admire Civil Rights Photography At The High Museum
“A Fire That No Water Could Put Out” is an installation of more than 40 photographs that examine the history and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. April 4, 2018, will be the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and this exhibit takes its title from a line of King’s final speech. The photographs are on display at the High Museum until April 29 this year. General Admission to the High Museum is $14.50.
Find Beauty In Abstract Paintings, Inspired Prints And Multi-Media Installations
“Convergence” is an Atlanta exhibition made up of the works of four different artists that includes oil paintings, prints and multi-media installations. The exhibit is on display at the Kai Lin Art Gallery in Midtown until March 2 with an artist talk on Feb. 10.
Explore Modern African-American Art At MOCA
The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 20th-century African-American art in the world, which will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia from Feb. 10 to April 14. The collection includes more than 2,000 works of various media from more than 300 artists. General admission is $5 to $8. The opening reception for this exhibit will take place on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Visit A New Solo Exhibit At Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Atlanta-based artist Alli Royce Soble won the Best in Show Award in the 2017 Callanwolde Juried Art Exhibition, and now she’s showing off her work at the musuem. “When the Levee Breaks” is collection of multi-media pieces on paper. In the artists’ own words, her works are “are a response to changes to my expectations of the world I, and we, inhabit” and “a subconscious reaction to perceived (or very real) chaos.” Her work is on display at Callanwolde until March 2.
Attend An Art Auction and Party At Southern Exchange
The 19th annual ART PAPERS Art Auction will take place on Feb. 24 from 8 to 11 p.m. in downtown Atlanta. The event features work from more than 235 artists around the world. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 at the door and $300 for the VIP preview that will take place before the auction.