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People and Things in a Dark Blue Sky (2015), gouache on paper by Maira Kalman at Fay Gold Gallery (Courtesy of the gallery)

Art + Design Best Bets: June 18–24

Every Tuesday, we give you our top picks for the week, from installations and sculptures to paintings, drawings, street art, photography, artist talks, openings, videos and more.


By Our Own Hands. Twenty artists from across the country “show their hand” in works of glass, clay and textiles. June 22–July 27 at the artist-run Camayuhs in Peachtree Hills.

Maira Kalman. The High Museum of Art and Fay Gold Gallery open complementary exhibitions dedicated to the pictorial essayist and author. The High’s Pursuit of Everything (June 22–September 15) looks at Kalman’s picture books for children. Fay Gold Gallery’s My Favorite Things (June 21–August 30, June 21 reception at 6 p.m.) features gouache paintings and prints. More about Fay Gold here.


European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection. Seventy-five works of impressionist, post-impressionist, expressionist and cubist art from feature masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Alfred Sisley, Vincent van Gogh and other iconic artists. High Museum of Art. Through July 14.

Framing ShadowsA fascinating look at the faces of black nannies working from the 1840s to the 1920s. Subtitled Portraits of Nannies From the Robert Langmuir African American Photograph Collection. At Emory University’s Woodruff Library. Through January 5. Read more here.

A Spring Walk in My WoodsA new series from longtime photographer Lucinda Bunnen. At Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood. Through July 20. Read more here.

Artist talk

Erin Jane Nelson. Erin Jane Nelson’s Her Deepness features ceramic works and photography collaged and stitched into fabric to comment on climate crises in the Southeast. June 22 at noon. At Atlanta Contemporary. Exhibition runs through August 4. Read our review.