Design Conversation: Ashleigh Axios
Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta
Part of the Design Conversation series hosted by the Museum of Design Atlanta and the Miami Ad School, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) president elect Ashleigh Axios will speak on her passion for using design to break barriers. Axios is an advocate for establishing inclusion as a key ingredient in the success in digital products and communications (her passion has led her to serve as the creative director and digital strategist at the White House during the Obama Administration). Join this conversation to learn more about the connection between design and positive social change. (August 22, 7 p.m.–8 p.m.; prices vary)
Asako I & II
Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif.
As part of its ongoing FILM program, yhe Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) highlights contemporary filmmakers and brings together intellectuals, community members, and artists.. At this weekend-long event, the institution will be screening the premiere of Asako I & II, two films by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi that follow the mysterious romance of two young people in Japan. (August 23– 5; times vary; $13)
Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York
This immersive exhibition features five minimalist structures, ten hanging ropes, and a central cage by contemporary artist Brendan Fernandes on which live dancers move, performing physically challenging poses that are either assisted or encumbered by the installation. (Fridays in August, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.; Fridays through Sundays in September, times vary; free with museum admission)
Charles Radtke: Contained
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr,, Milwaukee
Explore the work of Wisconsin furniture maker Charles Radtke in this first retrospective exhibition, which highlights his detailed collection of tables, cabinets, and chairs, some with intricately designed interiors and hidden compartments. (Through August 25; times and prices vary)
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