ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) The 2021 Members’ Showcase shares work by 25 new and renewing gallery members including Margaret Agner, Claire Clements, Bob Clements, John English, Helen Kuykendall, Rich Panico, Mary Porter and more. Through Feb. 28.
CIRCLE GALLERY AT THE UGA COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (285 S. Jackson St.) Atlanta artist Rachel Evans Grant presents “Natural Engagement: Where Earth Meets Sky.” Through Apr. 15.
GALLERY AT HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Athens Facades” presents Mike Landers’ photographs of buildings downtown and in Five Points at dark between 2000–2002.
GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” is a retrospective exhibition that includes over 60 works ranging from painting, printmaking and textile-based mixed-media works. Through Apr. 25. • “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection” represents three generations of artists dating from the 1940s. Through Sept. 26. • “Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt.” Through Sept. 26. • “Power and Piety in 17th-Century Spanish Art.” Through Nov. 28. • “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism.” Feb. 27–June 13.
GLASSCUBE 2 INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Funded by an Arts in Community award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, Jaime Bull’s “Diorama” reimagines natural history museum displays through large-scale assemblages of 1980s wicker furniture graffitied in psychedelic colors. Closing event Apr. 15 at 6 p.m.
LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “Down & Dirty” features sculptures and videos by New York-based artists Jeanne Silverthorne and Bonnie Rychlak. Through Feb. 26. • In “Taking Care,” Jane Ritchie and Isys Hennigar consider the complex ways in which humans engage the living world. Through Feb. 26. • “the Unstitute of…” is an alternate one-person “MFAPHD” research program, faux institution and autonomous “school” hosted by Lisa Novak. Through Feb. 26. • In “Meet Me at the Double Crown” Ronika McClain presents a series of videos that use confessional storytelling to discuss the importance of coming together as a community. Through Feb. 26.
LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) “Window Works” is a new outdoor project that utilizes the windows at the building’s entrance. The first installation presents a triptych and diptych by Noraa James that were inspired by love, the Black body, primary colors and afrofuturism. Through March. • In the Lounge Gallery, Victoria Dugger’s solo exhibition “Mind the Body” explores the dynamic relationship between ourselves, our bodies and the world around us. Virtual artist talk Mar. 18 at 6 p.m. Through Apr. 3. • On view in the lobby case, Luka Carter’s “Flywheel” combines small sketches, studies and found objects into a realized mood board. Virtual Artist Talk Mar. 18 at 6 p.m. Through Apr. 10. • Collections from our Community presents “Julie Rutledge’s Grandparents’ Avon Bottles.” Through Apr. 10. • “Athens Together” is an exhibition of documentary photography of protests and rallies featuring the work of Penny Noah with Nathaniel Burkins, Lucy Calhoun and Sean Dunn. Through Apr. 10. • “ATH4BLM: Resistance and Resilience” is a pop up exhibition of UGA student work in acknowledgement of Black History Month. Through Mar. 1.
MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The 125th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Home of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center” explores the Romanesque Revival building that was built as a graded schoolhouse in 1895 and became a regional cultural center in 1976. Opening reception Feb. 26, 5–7 p.m. On view through June.
MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest) “Marie T. Cochran: Notes on an Affrilachian daughter in the era of COVID-19.” Reception Feb. 25, 5–7 p.m. Through Mar. 25.
OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (34 School St., Watkinsville) “Small Works Inspired By Poetry” is a small-scale, abstract and figurative exhibition inspired by the five poems contributed by Clela Reed, Carl Britton, Dana Wildsmith, Pat Adams and Rebecca Baggett. Through Feb. 26. • A Pottery Pop-up Sale features a rotating selection of handmade ceramics by regional artists. New potters go on view every two weeks. T. Josephson, Glenn Dair, Douglas Tobin, Katherine Gould, Denise Burns and Diane Davies are on view through Feb. 27.
STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Celebrating Creative Genius: The Art, Life and Legacy of Eatonton, Georgia native David Driskell” features original artworks and prints, plus photographs and artifacts from the artist’s early life. Through Apr. 17.
SURGERY CENTER OF ATHENS (2142 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Dortha Jacobson. Through Apr. 16.
TIF SIGFRIDS (83 E. North Ave., Comer) Jasmine Little’s solo exhibition “Sphinx Riddle” includes paintings and ceramics. Through Feb. 27. • Curated by Jasmine Little and Tif Sigfrids, “Via Café” is a group exhibition organized around a group of artists who studied art together at UCLA or were part of the Chinatown art scene in the early 2000’s. Through Feb. 27.
TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Melody Croft presents a series of oil and watercolor paintings called “Black Lives Matter.” Through February by appointment.
UGA SCHOOL OF LAW (225 Herty Dr.) Williams Elliot Stiles Jr., an accomplished artist, Atlanta attorney and UGA School of Law alumnus, recently unveiled a new commission, “1961,” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA.
UGA MAIN LIBRARY (320 S. Jackson St.) “Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA” chronicles the historic events of 1961 when Hamilton Holmes and Charlene Hunter became the first African American students admitted to the university.
UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Election 1980: The Elephant in the Room” explores the historic change election. Through Feb. 26. • “Pylon: Tourists in Rock ’n Roll” celebrates the local band through photos, outfits, memorabilia and more. Through May 31. • “Making Space: Fighting for Inclusion, Building Community at UGA” will launch a virtual version of the exhibit in March. View in person through July 2. • “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” presents original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as findings from students’ in-depth studies. Through Aug. 26.WILLSON CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS (Online) As part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts, the Willson Center presents “Shelter Projects,” a virtual exhibition of over 30 projects created by graduate students or community practitioners who reflect pandemic experiences through the arts. willson.uga.edu.
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