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Tuesday April 30, 2013 02:23 pm EDT

  • GWCC
  • "The Pantheon"

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the Atlanta Falcons have struck a deal with 360 Architecture to design a new stadium.

The two organizations had selected 360 Architecture the "apparent awardee" a few weeks ago, which allowed the Kansas City-based design firm a first crack at reaching a stadium deal.

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Friday April 26, 2013 10:28 am EDT

  • GET THIS
  • phenomena, by Jenene Nagy



phenomena, an exhibition of works by Jenene Nagy, opens tonight at Get This! Gallery with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nagy presents expansive works on paper, often in graphite, featuring bold geometry. The exhibition will run through June 8.

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Thursday April 25, 2013 08:24 am EDT

  • Courtesy of Lionsgate
  • COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME LAD: Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey and Jacob Lofland in 'Mud'

The Southern coming-of-age drama Mud doesn't so much introduce the title character as conjure him from the imagination of two adolescent boys. Ellis and his sidekick Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) live in a dying Arkansas river community and enjoy sneaking off to their...

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Tuesday April 23, 2013 04:16 pm EDT
The exhibition marks the end of a yearlong fellowship program | more...

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Monday April 22, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta-born choreographer will perform at the Southwest Arts Center | more...

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Friday April 19, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER
  • Artistic License



Tonight from 8 to 11 p.m., The Goat Farm Arts Center will host Artistic License. The event will merge installation and intimate performance, billed as "an evening of boundary blurring," in which "artists test new ideas in the context of a seamless sensory experience."

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Tuesday April 16, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Five artists tackle the unstable nature of Michelangelo Antonioni's filmic reality | more...

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Friday April 12, 2013 10:19 am EDT

  • ART AGAINST HIERARCHY
  • "Untitled" by Alexandra Hoffman



Art Against Hierarchy, a one-night-only group show, opens tonight at the Arts Exchange from 7-11 p.m. Organizers made a call for submissions in any medium on the theme of "community." The night of installation, interaction, and live music will raise funds for a new Altanta Social Center, which organizers hope to open this summer, likely...

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Friday April 12, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • BETHANY SPRINGER
  • "Signal-to-Noise Ratio," by Bethany Springer



This is the inaugural weekend of Seismic Reflections, a new exhibition of work by Bethany Springer at Twin Kittens. Springer calls her works - in photography, video, and sculpture - "experiments monitoring awareness in a constantly accelerating world." Seismic Reflections opened yesterday and will run through May 24.

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Wednesday April 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
How does Saiah's adaptation of Melville's classic stack up against the original? | more...

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Friday April 5, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • WHITESPACE
  • "Swan Song," by Ann-Marie Manker



Under the Rainbow, an exhibition of works by Ann-Marie Manker, opens tonight at Whitespace, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. In mixed media, Manker creates images of female figures poised between "desire and sexuality" and "destruction and war." The exhibition will run through May 11.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
For downtown Atlanta's underground economy, the shock treatment continues | more...

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Tuesday April 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
World premiere production at Theatrical Outfit hits too many contrived notes | more...

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Friday March 29, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • FILM LOVE ATLANTA
  • Mr. Coperthwaite by Anna Grimshaw



Film Love and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center will present part one of Anna Grimshaw's Mr. Coperthwaite: a life in the Maine woods tonight at 8 p.m. The filmmaker will be present for the work's debut. Parts two and three will follow later this year.

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Thursday March 28, 2013 03:27 pm EDT

  • Charlie McCullers/Atlanta Ballet
  • THE PLAY'S THE THING: The Atlanta Ballet's 2013-14 season includes a production of "Hamlet." It's one show in a season that's likewise full of story ballets based on theatrical works.

"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king," Hamlet famously says. For the Atlanta Ballet, the play is certainly the thing for its 2013-14 season. The...

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Friday March 22, 2013 09:49 am EDT

  • KAI LIN ART
  • "Old Marks" by Kent Knowles



Kai Lin Art opens its new Westside gallery tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. with two solo exihibitions: Nathaniel Galka's Cloud Bouncing and Kent Knowles's Avalanche. The new gallery space (shorthand: KLA 3.0 Westside) shares a building at the corner of 10th St. and Brady Ave. The exhibition will run through May 2.

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Monday March 18, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
Three-part exhibition showcases the perspective of photographers in foreign lands | more...

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Friday March 15, 2013 09:56 am EDT

  • THE GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER



The Sketchbook Project will hold library hours all weekend at The Goat Farm Arts Center, starting today at 4 p.m. The crowdsourced art project (participants receive a sketchbook, fill it up, and mail it back to the headquarters in Brooklyn) leaves Sunday, and will continue its tour in Toronto this summer.

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Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:00 am EDT
Dance troupe gloATL plans to drench the senses with intimate world premiere | more...

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Friday March 8, 2013 09:06 am EST

  • MARCIA WOOD GALLERY
  • "Grappling Mandala: Funk Roll" by Joseph Peragrine



Visit Marcia Wood Gallery from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight for the opening reception for Grappling Mandalas, an exhibition of paintings from Atlanta's own Joseph Peragrine. Wrestlers shapeshift into mandalas, populating a visual experience that promises to be both "entertaining and confounding." The exhibition runs through...

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Wednesday March 6, 2013 04:00 am EST
CDC exhibition brings attention to solutions for urban plight | more...

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Friday March 1, 2013 09:00 am EST



Creative Loafing's annual Short Cuts FIlm Contest returns this year at the Plaza Theatre. On Monday, March 4 at 7:30, we'll screen the finalists in our five-minute film contest. Our good friends Stella Artois will be there with libations while the winners will get $250 and the chance to screen at the Atlanta Film Festival. More details here.

What's happening over the weekend? Check the...

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Friday March 1, 2013 04:00 am EST
Big ambitions and small magic at the High's blockbuster exhibition | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
Artworks are paired with responses from the community | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
The musical Fela! returns with another Atlantan in the lead | more...

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Friday February 22, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • JACKSON FINE ART
  • Top: "Ishak Pasa Palace" by George Georgious, bottom left: "Snow Clad Trees" by Michael Kenna, bottom right: "Corredor Verde" by Andrew Moore



Three photography exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art today - George Georgiou's Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West, Michael Kenna's Works from 2011 - 2012, and Andrew Moore's New Works from Cuba. Taken together, the exhibitions span...

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Tuesday February 19, 2013 04:00 am EST
Mike Lew's play looks at America from the seat of a bicycle | more...

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Friday February 15, 2013 10:25 am EST

  • THE HIGH MUSEUM
  • Film still from Frida



Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting opened yesterday at the High - just in time for Valentine's Day. More than 75 works situate husband and wife Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo within their political and aesthetic moment in Mexico's history and the history of the world. The exhibition will run through May 12. Every Saturday for the duration,...

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Friday February 15, 2013 04:00 am EST
Atlanta's favorite playwright finally shows some rage | more...

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Tuesday February 12, 2013 01:41 pm EST

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After festering in the weird part of the Internet for the last six months or so, the Harlem Shake dance meme thingy went mainstream like a mug last week, thereby proving that the only thing worse better than snoozing on the latest viral craze is being tardy for the party.

Now, dads and sons home alone are doing it:


Firefighters are doing it:


The UGA Men's Swim & Dive Team is doing...

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Friday February 8, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART
  • Multiple Choice: Perspectives on Spelman College




Students, faculty, staff, and friends entered the uncommon permanent collection of the Spelman Museum of Fine Art and chose 50 pieces to display as Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection. The resulting exhibit includes the responses from the lucky 50 - written and recorded - alongside...

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Tuesday February 5, 2013 09:10 am EST
Black tattoo artists are getting attention - good and bad - from a new reality show | more...

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Friday February 1, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • DASHBOARD CO-OP
  • Under the Rainbow, Kelly O'Brien


Dashboard Co-Op will present Boom City, Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The free, one-night-only exhibit will remake 117,000 square feet of vacant space in the M. Rich Building downtown, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. View portfolios from the 12 featured artists and other Dashboard collaborators.

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:45 am EST
The end of some local galleries doesn't mean the end of local arts. Or at least it shouldn't. | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 08:30 am EST
Photoshop works by Debbie Grossman sum up the ambitions of the group exhibition | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 04:00 am EST
Recent mural dustups reveal the unfortunate truth that we lack a language of compromise | more...

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Friday January 25, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • MOCA GA
  • Ruth Laxson Retrospective at MOCA GA



Eighty-eight-year-old Ruth Laxson will exhibit a collection of more than 100 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and other projects in a retrospective exhibition of epic proportions at MOCA GA, curated with the help of local gallery owner Marcia Wood. Some of the pieces displayed have never been seen by the public before. This extensive...

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Wednesday January 23, 2013 04:00 am EST
A half century later, Gordon Parks 1956 segregation series still speaks volumes | more...

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Sunday January 20, 2013 07:37 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Happier times

Annnnnd it's over.

The Atlanta Falcons couldn't best the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Thus ends the team's hopes of visiting the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Fans are tossing jerseys in the trash. Samuel L. Jackson has said hasta luego. And sports reporters are tweeting photos of mysterious tanks that would have been used during some sort of...

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Friday January 18, 2013 10:17 am EST

  • Purge ATL
  • Invent Room Pop 21 takes place at Beep Beep Gallery tonight.



Invent Room Pop, the monthly impromptu music creation project that pairs duets or trios of musicians together to make music at Beep Beep Gallery is back for another installment. The musician pool this week consists of Jason Butcher (synth), Zack Hollback (sax & electronics), Michael Hollis (guitar), Stephen Molyneux...

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Wednesday January 16, 2013 04:00 am EST
The new Actor's Express production plays with political anachronisms | more...

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Monday January 14, 2013 03:20 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis



View a photo gallery of the Atlanta Falcons playoff victory

The Atlanta Falcons took their fans on a roller coaster ride during an epic game before delivering the first playoff victory of the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith era at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, winning 30-28 after taking the lead in the game's final seconds.

The Falcons did little wrong in the first half, hammering the...

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Monday January 14, 2013 11:39 am EST

Local poet, essayist, and Emory professor Kevin Young is among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prizes announced this morning. His first book of non-fiction, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, is a finalist for criticism along with books by Paul Elie, David Mendelson, Mary Ruefle, and Marina Warner.

For a full list of the finalists, head over to the Washington...

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Monday January 14, 2013 07:30 am EST
The group exhibition offers an indirect portrait of an artist | more...

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Friday January 11, 2013 09:25 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • Constance Thalken presents 1.2 cm= at Whitespace Gallery, a photographic response to her battle with breast cancer.



Artist and GSU Photography professor, Constance Thalken, is exhibiting a collection of photographs titled 1.2 cm = at Whitespace Gallery. This intimate collection of photographs chronicles the artist's battle with breast cancer, documenting her body's...

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Friday January 4, 2013 10:58 am EST

  • Get This! Gallery
  • In Unison at Get This!



Get This! Gallery is exhibiting its first group show of the new year and each artist has been hand selected by William Downs. Downs, who has built a reputation as a curator in both Atlanta during his undergrad work and in Baltimore during his graduate days, has chosen artists based on a connection he created with them during his career. In Unison...

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Friday December 28, 2012 10:03 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • A window vignette installation at A Moveable Feast



The annual December show at Whitespace Gallery titled A Moveable Feast will be closing this weekend. The show which encompasses both the Whitespec and Whitespace galleries, with works from gallery artists on paper in the main gallery and work from emerging artists in the Whitespec space. In addition, artists utilized...

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Friday December 21, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Catlanta
  • Sweatshirt featuring Atlanta's favorite feline street art



Atlanta's elusive street artist, Catlanta, has created a large litter of T-shirts, sweatshirts, cloth bags, iPhone cases, and more to sell at a holiday pop-up at the W Midtown. These gifts are perfect for fans of his work or someone who hasn't been able to find one of his highly-coveted kittens in the street. Given his fame...

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Wednesday December 19, 2012 02:30 pm EST

  • DUSTIN CHAMBERS
  • Hyuro's Living Walls commissioned work



Complex Magazine released a global list of the top 25 murals of 2012 today, including a number of works commissioned by Living Walls in Atlanta. Among works painted in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and elsewhere, Philadelphia blogger and Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore included Hyuro's controversial (and now buffed)...

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Tuesday December 18, 2012 08:20 am EST
The collaborative duo has no use for Southern cliche in this Barbara Archer exhibition | more...