Events of note in the week ahead:
October 21: The High Museum of Art presents Kehinde Wiley, known for reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring young African-American men, who will discuss the influence of Old Masters painting on his work. A cocktail reception follows. Also, from 5 to 10 p.m., a lecture ticket will admit you to the High’s “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting” and to see its recent acquisition, Wiley’s “Thiogo Oliveira do Rosario Rozendo.” $10 for members; $15 non-members; $5 students. Rich Theater.
October 22: Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) hosts Jeff Rosenheim, photography curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, who will discuss the history of the Met’s collection, the value of artists’ archives and the evolving role of the camera in American society. 7-9 p.m., White Hall, Room 208, Emory University. Free. Co-sponsored by Emory and Jackson Fine Art.
October 26, 28 and November 19: “Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films.” Film Love and ACP present three nights of rarely seen works by the late Sonbert, an avant-garde filmmaker who learned from Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk. 7 p.m., Eyedrum. Free.
October 25-28: Battle Plans, a four-day symposium at Georgia Tech on the intersections between urban planning and community organizing. It includes 7 p.m. screenings of relevant films each night — “The Atlanta Way” on October 25 — in the Tech Student Center and a panel discussion with national community organizers, from 6 to 8 p.m. October 28 in the auditorium of the Architecture Building.
Fading fast, as intended, Karen Brummund’s outdoor work “Before 1190 Huff Road” is a poetic evocation of a pre-Civil-War home and the ravages of time. Definitely worth a visit. 1190 Huff Road. Commissioned by ACP.