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Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekend Arts Agenda: the Zuckerman Museum of Art opens

Zuckerman Museum of Art

Kennesaw State's $3 million, 9,200-square-foot "jewel," the Zuckerman Museum of Art (so-named for Dalton Carpet exec Bernie Zuckerman), is opening Saturday with a performance-filled evening - two years after its announcement and almost 18 months of construction. "When we started thinking about an opening, what emerged was not only to highlight this fantastic new museum and our collection but to highlight the arts of all kinds here at KSU," says Director Justin Rabideau.

As CL's Debbie Michaud explained in her look at the museum-in-progress last fall, "Few, if any, [suburban arts institutions] are as intertwined with Atlanta's art community as KSU has become." The ZMA will deepen and extend that relationship, opening with the exhibit See Through Walls. From Michaud, again: "Atlantans Sam Parker (KSU alum), Annette Cone-Skelton (MOCA GA director) and Bethany Collins (who's currently an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem) will work directly on the museum's freshly primed walls. Ruth Stanford (GSU prof) and Ben Goldman (Kibbee Gallery), among others, will exhibit alongside work by Gordon Matta-Clark and David Haxton at the grand opening." That opening will also include dance, music, and theater, and runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Go here for the complete schedule.

More highlights after the jump.

FRIDAY

It's your last day to see Together the Many are as One: African-Americans for the Arts at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Central Linbrary. The exhibit is running concurrent with Black History Month and features mutlimedia pieces.

Rendering: Georgia Archives and Records Building
  • Rendering: Georgia Archives and Records Building

It's your last day to see the Atlanta History Center's Rendering Atlanta, which is exactly what it sounds like - which actually sounds really cool, since the Center draws from its "extensive collection of more than 3,700 architectural jobs to create a portal back in time." My mom, a Southwest Atlantan from birth, swears the city was "a small, cool town" in the '70s. See for yourself.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

It's your first weekend to see 7 Stages' Red Badge of Courage, an adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel co-produced with KSU, which self-markets as "an intimate, intensely sensory performance for rod puppetry, live actors, and a multi-layered web of projected silhouettes and animation." The production is co-created by Jane Barnette & Michael Haverty, who once adapted Faulkner's As I Lay Dying with puppets, too.

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