September 21, 2020

Huma Bhabha’s We Come in Peace (2018) on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
Image courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.

MODA: Intro to Design JusticeMonday, September 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT

During this virtual event exploring design justice, the Museum of Design Atlanta invites participants to learn about the work toward equitable design that is being done in cities all around the world, including local projects. During the workshop, participants will brainstorm and collaborate on interpretations of the Design Justice Network principles.


 The Hirshhorn Museum: On Art and the Alien: Artist Talk with Huma BhabhaWednesday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EDT

As her towering, otherworldly sculpture We Come in Peace (2018) looms over the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden, Pakistani-born artist Huma Bhabha joins Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve to discuss how found materials, pop culture, sci-fi, and her experiences as an immigrant have shaped the compelling figures that have come to define her practice.


Artist Talk: SO-IL at the High Museum of Art, AtlantaThursday, September 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm EDT

SCAD - Derrick Adams

SO – IL (Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu) is the Brooklyn-based architectural firm founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. The team recently completed Murmurations, a site-specific installation in the High Museum’s Sifly Courtyard. Inspired by Atlanta’s reputation as the “city in a forest” and by the High’s proximity to Piedmont Park, Murmurations is a 2,350-square-foot mesh canopy that evokes the environment of neighboring trees. A link to the virtual event will be emailed to registered participants.


LSU Museum of Art: Letitia Huckaby Virtual Artist Talk — Thursday, September 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm EDT

Join LSU MOA for a virtual Artist Talk with Letitia Huckaby to hear about her work in the exhibition Letitia Huckaby: This Same Dusty Road (on view September 17, 2020–March 14, 2021). Huckaby’s work features quilted photographic works based on her faith, family, and cultural heritage in Louisiana. Tune in to hear from the artist herself as she has a conversation with LSU MOA curator, Courtney Taylor.


Discrit on Montez Press RadioFriday, September 25, 1:00 – 9:00 pm

Atlanta-based art education platform Discrit takes over the airwaves of Montez Press Radio—an offshoot of art book publisher Montez Press—for eight hours of programming including “chit chat, banter, dialogue, interviews, prose, noise, scores, [and] mixes.” Artists and writers participating in programming include Burnaway contributors such as Chris Fernald, Mo Costello, Davion Alston, Catherine Rush, Onyew Kim, and Caleb Jamel Brown.


ATHICA: Masked / Unmasked: Photographs by David Noah Saturday, September 26

The Athens Institute for Contemporary Art in Athens, Georgia, presents the online opening of Masked / Unmasked: Photographs by David Noah. The winner of the Future Show Award at ATHICA’s 2020 juried exhibition, Noah is a writer and artist living in Winterville, Georgia. For his project Masked/Unmasked, he has taken dual portraits and collected personal statements on the nature of mask-wearing during the 2020 pandemic.