What to see, hear, & do in Atlanta this week: September 9-15

Featured image: Romare Bearden, Johnny Hudgins Comes On, 1981, Courtesy High Museum/Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism.

VISUAL ART

“Something over Something Else”: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series. The High Museum presents the first exhibition to reassemble Romare Bearden’s late-career profiles of people and places from his past. September 14-February 2. High Museum.

Henri Dauman: Looking Up. Atlanta’s Breman Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the work of renowned photojournalist Henri Dauman, who photographed some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, the Kennedys and many others. September 15-December 30. Breman Museum.

Mildred Thompson Remembered. A new exhibition focusing on the work of Atlanta artist Mildred Thompson opens with a conversation with the curators: Spelman Museum Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Mildred Thompson Estate Curator Melissa Messina, and Donna Jackson, Thompson’s partner of 17 years and executor of the Thompson Estate. Wednesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. Exhibition through December 7. Spelman Museum.

Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt. A major new exhibition considers the form, function, and meaning of allegorical prints produced in the Low Countries during the 16th and 17th centuries. Through December 1. Carlos Museum.

Myra Greene: Interval. The Atlanta-based artist and Spelman art professor shows new work utilizing fabric, dye, silk screening, photography, and sewing to explore representations of race and the body. Opening reception: Friday, September 13, at 7 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family. A new exhibition features more than 35 works by late 19th and early 20th-century impressionists donated to Oglethorpe University over the past ten years by the Melamed family of Atlanta. The show includes paintings, drawings and prints by Bonnard, Boudin, Cézanne, Chagall, Corot, Matisse, Montézin, Pissarro, Renoir, and others. Through December 15. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Warhol and the West. The first exhibition of its kind considers Andy Warhol’s enduring fascination with the American West. Through December 31. Booth Western Art Museum.

Maune Contemporary, a new Atlanta gallery, opens this weekend with nostalgic prints by Alex Katz depicting the women of Coca-Cola ads.

Alex Katz: Coca-Cola Girl. A new Atlanta gallery opens with an exhibition of prints from acclaimed painter Alex Katz’s 2018 series depicting women from Coca-Cola advertisements. Opens September 13. Exhibition through November 16. Maune Contemporary.

Vanishing Point. A new group exhibition features work by Maria Guzmán Capron, Becky Kinder, and Benny Merris. Opens Saturday, September 14, at 6 p.m. Camayuhs.


The Kronos Quartet plays music from Trump’s banned list. (©Jay Blakesberg)

MUSIC

Kronos Quartet with Mahsa Vahdat. The innovative quartet plays a concert of music from countries on Trump’s “travel ban” list with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat. The Alexander Report speaks this week with Kronos founder David Harrington about the program. Saturday, September 14, at 8 p.m. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.


Kit Modus opens its new season with new works by Mark Caserta and Jillian Mitchell.

DANCE

Modus I. Atlanta dance company Kit Modus opens its new season with the the world premiere of new works PRETTYEND by guest choreographer Mark Caserta and Imminence by company founder Jillian Mitchell. Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Emory Performing Arts Studio.

Boys in Trouble. Sean Dorsey Dance of San Francisco presents a new dance work commenting on contemporary masculinity. The Alexander Report spoke with Dorsey about the recent Good Morning, America “boys in ballet” controversy. September 12-15. 7 Stages


Kate Donadio MacQueen and Joe Sykes perform in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opening this weekend.

THEATER

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Georgia Ensemble presents a new production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1955 classic with Joe Sykes as Brick and Kate Donadio MacQueen as Maggie the Cat. The Alexander Report speaks this week with Donadio about playing Maggie under the direction of her father, director James Donadio. September 12-29. Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

Our Town. Theatrical Outfit presents a new production of Thornton Wilder’s 1939 classic. In his review, Report founder Andrew Alexander says, “the strong cast brings out some fascinating aspects of the play, but the production’s more elaborate elements in other realms add clutter where there should be sparseness.” Through September 29. Theatrical Outfit.


STYLE & DESIGN

Form & Function: Shoe Art by Chris Francis. An exhibition explores the work of self-taught Los Angeles-based shoe designer Chris Francis, whose work combines street style with diverse influences including Bauhaus architecture and the DIY spirit of punk rock. Through December 8. SCADFash Museum of Fashion + Film.


The new documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice focuses on the life and work of singer LInda Ronstadt.

FILM

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. A new documentary focuses on the life and work of singer Linda Ronstadt, from her childhood in Tucson and her reign as “queen of country rock” in the ‘70s and early ’80s to her career-ending struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Opens September 13. Tara Cinemas.