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Michael C. Carlos Museum Arts of India and the Himalayas: Recent Acquisitions. Rotating exhibits focusing on Asia's vast geography. The Eye of Greece: Athens in 19th-Century Photographs. To celebrate the reopening of the Galleries of Greek and Roman art, a group of forty 19th-century photographs of Athens, the Acropolis and the surrounding countryside are on exhibit. Opens Sept. 18. Continues through Jan. 3. The New Galleries of Greek and Roman Art. Reopening after extensive remodeling, the new galleries present the museum's signature collection along with 100 recently acquired works on display for the first time. Opens Sept. 18. No Ordinary Land: Encounters in a Changing Environment. Large-scale photography by Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee explores the way people interact with landscape. Opens Sept. 25. Continues through Nov. 14. Permanent collection. Largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East and the ancient Americas. Collections of 19th and 20th-century sub-Saharan African art and European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $5 donation. 571 S. Kilgo St. 404-727-4282.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia ART=LIFE. Exhibition of works created by Atlanta area youth under the guidance of local professional artists created during the ARTSCooL Summer Arts Program. Opens Aug. 20. Continues through Sept. 3. Striking Comparisons: From the MOCA GA Permanent Collection. More than 40 works from MOCA GA's permanent collection will be on display during the summer exhibition. Continues through Aug. 21. Transitions II. Guest curator Karen Comer Lowe juxtaposes early and later works by a small group of Georgia artists, illustrating the impact of experience and the artist's response to environment. Opening reception Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27. 1447 Peachtree St. 404-881-1109.
Museum of Design Japanese Design Today: 100. Contemporary Japanese product design. Opens Sept. 9, 6:30-9 p.m. Continues through Oct. 23. Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses & The Cannon Chapel. Includes scale models, drawings from the Paul Rudolph archive, and period photography by noted architectural photographer, Ezra Stoller. Opening reception Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30. Talking Furniture Designs. The exhibition features the work of 18 outstanding Southeastern studio artists and furniture designers. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 28. 285 Peachtree St., Marquis II Tower. 404-688-2467.
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Nicholas Roerich: The Mystical Journey. Oglethorpe University Museum hosts a private collection of 20th century Russian artist Nicholas Roerich, including the first Western paintings of Tibet and Central Asia.Opens Sept. 19. Thur.-Sun., 12-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19. 4484 Peachtree Road. 404-364-8555.
Spelman College Museum Of Fine Art Carrie Mae Weems. Multi-media works The Louisiana Project and Dreaming in Cuba will be on display. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25. 350 Spelman Lane. 404-215-2583.
The Dead, Warren Haynes, Thurs., Aug. 19, HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, $43.50-$53.50
Shawn Mullins, Sat., Aug. 21, Variety Playhouse, $15
Al Jarreau, Fri., Aug. 27, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, $23-$48
Village People, Fri., Aug. 27, Mable House Amphitheatre, $15-$30
Butch Walker, American Hi-Fi, Fri., Aug. 27, $16-$18
Clint Black, Sat., Aug. 28, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, $23-$45
John Mayer, Maroon 5, Sun., Aug. 29, HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, $35.50-$45.50
Further Seems Forever, Tues., Aug. 31, Cotton Club, $12.99
Sting, Annie Lennox, Thurs., Sept. 2, Philips Arena, $41.50-$127
Musiq, Thurs., Sept. 2, Tabernacle, $10
Gloria Estefan, Sat., Sept. 4, Arena at Gwinnett Center, $57-$127
Reverend Horton Heat, Sat., Sept. 4, Cotton Club, $14.99
Acoustic Planet Tour w/ Bela Fleck & Flecktones, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sat., Sept. 4, Fox Theatre, $27.50-$35
Snow Patrol, Tues., Sept. 7, Cotton Club, $9.97
London Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Sept. 7, Philips Arena, $31-$87
Siouxsie, Sat., Sept. 11, Variety Playhouse, $32.50
Gov't Mule, Sat., Sept. 11, Masquerade, $25
Edwin McCain w/ the ASO, Sat., Sept.11, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, $24.50-$57.57
Ryan Adams, Wed., Sept. 15, Tabernacle, $26
Tony Bennett, Fri., Sept. 17, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, $38.50-$58.50
Van Halen, Fri., Sept. 17, Philips Arena, $90
Blue Ridge Harvestfest w/ Bob Weir & Ratdog, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, more , Fri.-Sun., Sept. 17-19, Cherokee Farms, LaFayette, $85 (early bird 3-day pass)
The Doors, Sat., Sept. 18, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, $36.50-$68.50
Ani DiFranco, Dan Bern, Sun., Sept. 19, Tabernacle, $27.50
Wilco, Thurs., Sept. 23, Fox Theatre, $27-$32
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