Lair: Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains
The homes of the villains are places where evil is plotted and where, often, the hero is tested and must prove him/herself. Like evil itself, the abodes of the villains are frequently compelling and seductive. From a design standpoint, they tend to be stunning, sophisticated, envy-inducing expressions of the warped drives and desires of their occupants.
Think Like Shigeru Ban
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is one of the most acclaimed architects in the world. In addition high-profile projects, he regularly comes to the aid of refugees and disaster victims by designing temporary shelters that are typically made from inexpensive and recyclable paper tubes. The Think Like series inspires children and their families to learn about artists, the artistic process, and art for social and environmental good.
Rita Blitt: Around and Round
Rita Blitt: Around and Round presents the joyful and kinetic work of this acclaimed contemporary American artist with a thoughtful selection of 100-plus pieces spanning 60 years. Blitt’s work—paintings, drawings, sculptures, video, and more—celebrates her love of nature, dance, and music, and is noteworthy for its ability to visually communicate the energy of movement and sound. Essays by scholars and colleagues provide context and interpretation.
Locust Projects: The 20th Anniversary Retrospective
This retrospective celebrates twenty years of ground-breaking, contemporary visual art from the Southeast’s leading alternative art space. The result is a print record as unique and experimental as the institution itself, featuring unconventional layouts and a playful exploration of visual design.
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