Each week, Grace Cote, Lia Newman and Kati Stegall offer Observer readers a to-do list on immersing yourself in visual arts around town. Newman is director/curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Cote is senior coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, Stegall is Art-in-Transit program administrator at the Charlotte Area Transit System, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com).
Where to go
Atomic: The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s 2016 Gala, 7-11 p.m. April 8. The theme of the party coincides with last week’s opening of “The House That Modernism Built,” an exhibition celebrating modern design and aesthetic in art, furniture and installation. Tickets begin at $175; proceeds benefit the museum’s operations, including future exhibitions, programs and educational outreach efforts.
What to do
Visit the new exhibition “Wunderkabinett” at The Light Factory, showcasing photographs exploring the