Ushering in the school year and fall arts season in a major way, Kennesaw State University’s Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art will open five exhibitions and unveil a permanent installation with a 6-8 p.m. public reception Aug. 22.
The diverse shows explore the theme of legacy and consider the process of inheritance through a variety of media and perspectives. More than 20 artists will be represented by some 70 works exploring relationships between elder and younger, teacher and student and parent and child.
A highlight promises to be “Rites,” curated by Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou, in which four African-American male artists (John Goode, Robert Hodge, Alexis Peskine and Cosmo Whyte) show works that comment on how one becomes a man, and more specifically, a black man.
Another notable exhibit is “Forget Me Not,” a multimedia exhibit presenting ATLas, a research project that “unearths and visualizes arts events and organizations from the 1970s that involved women who are still integral to the arts in Atlanta today,” according to the Zuckerman.
Both will remain on view through Dec. 6.
Atlanta sculptor Maria Artemis is involved in one show as curator (“Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman,” a reconsideration of the late sculptor’s abstract work, through May 2017) and another as an artist (“Anamnēsis,” a selection of early and recent work employing natural materials, through Dec. 6).
Also opening is “Introductions,” featuring the work of the KSU School of Art and Design’s newest faculty members, Geo Sipp, Jeff Campana and Craig Brasco. The drawings, ceramics and digital imagery will remain on view in the Fine Arts Gallery in the Joe Mack Wilson Building through Oct. 16.
Finally, “Marking Time,” a permanent installation by Beth Lilly, debuts.
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 492 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. Free. 470-578-3223, zuckerman.kennesaw. edu.