What to do in Atlanta: Visual arts | April 15-22

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What to do in Atlanta: Visual arts | April 15-22

Revisit Maurice Sendak's beloved childhood classic "Where the Wild Things Are" in an exhibition at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

“The Imaginary World of Thom O’ Fink.” 6-8 p.m. April 18. Through May 18. MudFire Clayworks & Gallery, 175 Laredo Drive, Decatur. www.mudfire.com.

“Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures.” The exhibition returns to Atlanta with new content and a focus on literacy. Through July 5. $4-$12. William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 678-222-3700, thebreman.org.

“Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds.” Through May 24. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org. For more about this exhibit, go to the AJC's Arts & Culture blog. 

“Imagining New Worlds: José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou.” Through May 24. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org. For more about these exhibits, go to the AJC's Arts & Culture blog. 

“The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office.” Through June 7. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (until 8 p.m. Thursdays), 1-5 p.m. Sundays. $10, $8 age 65 and up, $7 students with an ID, free age 12 and under. Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville. 770-387-1300, www.boothmuseum.org.

“Bobby Jones: The Game of Life.” Through Nov. 30. Free. Schatten Gallery at the Robert Woodruff Library, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta. web.library.emory.edu.  

“African Cosmos: Stellar Arts.” Through June 21. $6-$8. Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4282, www.carlos.emory.edu.  Read our review of "African Cosmos" here.

“Creating Matter: The Prints of Mildred Thompson.” Through May 17. $6-$8. Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4282, www.carlos.emory.edu.  

“Maren Hassinger … Dreaming.” An exhibit by the sculptor, performance artist and director of the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture. Through May 16. Suggested donation: $3. 350 Spelman Lane, Atlanta. 404-270-5607, museum.spelman.edu.    

“A Painter’s Profile: The High Celebrates Romare Bearden.” Through May 31.  $19.50; $16.50 ages 65 and older and students (ID required); $12 ages 6-17. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org. 

“Dox Thrash: An American Journey.” Through May 10. $19.50; $16.50 ages 65 and older and students (ID required); $12 ages 6-17. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-4444, www.high.org.

“Gordon Parks: Segregation Story” and “Leonard Freed: Black in White America.” Through June 7. $12-$19.50. High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org. 

“Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Northeast Brazilian Art Exhibit.” Through May 18. Free. Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta. 404-978-2003, www.auctr.edu. 

“Two of Each: The Nippur Deluge Tablet & Noah’s Flood.” Through July 24. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. www.carlos.emory.edu. 

“Bodies … The Exhibition.” Ongoing. $16-$24. Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Atlanta. 866-866-8265, www.atlanticstation.com.

Paws & Play Art Show. A benefit for the Atlanta Humane Society. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. April 23. Show continues through May 31. Mud Monkey on Peachtree, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, 2385 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-812-1750, www.mudmonkeyonpeachtree.com, atlantahumane.org.

9th Annual Pottery & Art Sale. 10 a.m. April 24-25.  Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. www.spruillarts.org.

Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. The inaugural event  features thirty of the country’s top open-air artists vying for a portion of the $10,000 purse. There will be tours, lectures and demonstrations as well as ticketed events where you mix and mingle with the painters, along with art for sale. April 22-26. Olmsted Linear Park. Free. 404-377-5361, www.olmstedpleinair.com.

“Los Trompos” (“The Spinning Tops”). An installation from Mexican designers Ignacio Cadena and Héctor Esrawe featuring more than 40 three-dimensional, larger-than-life tops/rides in a variety of colors and shapes. April 24-Nov. 29. Free. Outside the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. www.high.org.

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