The Michael C. Carlos Museum is
a jewel in Atlanta's cultural landscape, bringing visitors in contact
with masterworks from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, the
Americas, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as prints and drawings
from the Middle Ages to the present day, all housed in the stunning spaces
of a building by world-renowned architect Michael Graves.
To review the permanent exhibits, follow this link.
In addition to the stunning permanent exhibits, an exciting array of special
exhibitions (described below), lectures, concerts
and programs for children and families make the Carlos Museum a dynamic
destination to experience the world's great art. Follow
this link to read about some of the Fall. 2003 events.
tour of some of Egypt's most important excavated sites, with acclaimed
archaelogist Zahi Hawass - appearing at Atlanta's Carlos Museum, October
FROM THE SAND: My Search for Egypts Past"
By Zahi Hawass
Zahi Hawass has been described as the Indiana Jones of Egypt,
with his passionate zeal to reveal the wonders and mysteries of the ancient
world. Currently, he is head of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities,
where he is director of the Giza pyramids. He is a National Geographic
Explorer-in-Residence and has appeared on numerous American television
coinciding with the publication of his latest book, "SECRETS FROM
THE SAND: My Search for Egypts Past", Zahi Hawass embarks on
a U.S. tour to report on recent archaeological developments in Egypt,
including an appearance at Atlanta's Carlos Museum October 22.
his newest book, Egypts leading archaeologist takes readers on a
thrilling tour of the many excavated sites he has worked on in his prestigious
33-year career, from the famous monuments at Giza to his well-known discovery
of the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis. "SECRETS FROM
THE SAND: My Search for Egypts Past" covers the full array
of the work of Zahi Hawass with stunning photographs and his own exciting
Giza, Hawass supervised the restoration of the Sphinx and Great Pyramids,
explored the newly discovered tombs of the workers who built the pyramids,
and developed a major plan to preserve the site under the tremendous pressures
of tourism. At the Valley of the Golden Mummies at the Bahariya Oasis,
Hawass discovered the largest concentration of mummies at a single site,
many of them adorned with masks of gold.
The work of Zahi Hawass has a personal dimension as well. The authors
Egyptian heritage informs his work as an archaeologist, and his personal
commitment to learning as much as possible about his ancestors brings
a unique perspective to his writing. An accomplished storyteller, he writes
of life in ancient Egypt based on scientific analysis of the excavations.
He also tells present-day tales of tomb robbers and digging negotiations,
and describes in vivid detail the thrill of being the first person to
enter an ancient tomb in thousands of years. In his capable hands stories
of archaeological discoveries become tales of adventure and wonder.
In addition to being the most influential archaeologist in Egypt, Hawassi
has taught at UCLA, Cairo University, and the American University in Cairo,
and he lectures widely throughout the world. He has been featured on numerous
television programs including National Geographic Television, The
Today Show and Fox Television. He has received many awards, and is the
author of Valley of the Golden Mummies, published by Abrams. Following
is the full schedule of his US tour:
15 WASHINGTON, D.C. - National Geographic, Washington, DC
October 19 NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Museum of Art
October 20 DALLAS - Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Tate Lecture Series
October 21 CHICAGO Art Institute of Chicago (in association
with The Field Museum)
October 22 ATLANTA - Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
November 12 NEW YORK The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contact the individual venues for details.
18, 2003 through January 4, 2004:
Life in Ancient Egypt
JEWISH LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT t
is a remarkable exhibition built around a family archive of papyri from
the Fifth Century B.C. from the world renowned collections of the Brooklyn
Museum of Art.
Written between 447 and 402 B.C.,
the papyri reveal Egyptian daily life during Dynasty 27 (525-402 BC) -
the period of Persian rule in Egypt and the Near East - in the family
of Ananiah, a priest in the Jewish Temple in Egypt, and his wife Tamut,
an Egyptian slave.
The papyri have survived for two
and a half thousand years. The nearly miraculous preservation of this
group of ancient papyri offers a fascinating look at the life of an early
Jewish family living in a settlement on Elephantine Island in the Nile
River in the century following the Babylonian captivity.
Elephantine was Egypt's southern
commerical and communications center. It was in this cosmopolitan community
that Ananiah lived, married, and brought up a family. After the destruction
of the temple in Jerusalem, the Jews who escaped the Babylonians built
a temple on the island and during this remarkabe period lived peacefully
with Egyptians, Nubians, Greeks, and Persians.
The records of daily life in this
exhibition range from the marriage document of Ananiah and Tamut, dated
July 3, 449 BC, to freedom from slavery for Tamut, dated June 12, 427
BC, to Ananiah's gift toTamut of part of a house, dated October 30, 434
BC, and his sale of a house to his son-in-law, dated December 13, 402
BC and to the final payment on Tamut and Ananiah's daughter's wedding
gift in 402 BC. Through the records of these events we learn about marriage,
labor conditions, real estate, religion and burial in the multi-cultural
community on Elephantine Island.
They are written in Aramaic, the
daily language of the Jews and Persians in Egypt, that spoken by Jesus,
and the original language of the New Testament. Professional scribes,
familiar with the legal formulas that were used in real estate transfers,
marriage documents and loan documents wrote the body of these papyri using
the same materials and reed pens familiar to Egyptians. A close look that
the bottom of each papyrus shows that the witnesses signed the documents
in their own hands.
the papyri form the centerpiece, the exhibition also includes nearly 40
rare and beautiful works of ancient Egyptian and Persian art from the
Brooklyn Museum's collection, along with several from the Carlos Museum's
own holdings, that illustrate the age, such as life-size statues, reliefs,
bronze statuettes, silver vessels and gold jewelry. Images of the great
kings of Egypt and Persia, as well as Alexander the Great, are featured;
these historic figures battled on the world stage while Ananiah and his
descendants lived in their remote island home.
The exhibition brings to life the
historical context and culture of the period. The community, located on
Egypt's southern border, was surprisingly modern in its tolerance of diverse
ethnic groups. Intermarriage was common, but the papyri also reveal details
of Egyptian slavery and the practice of Judaism in ancient times.
The Persians conquered Babylonia in 539 BC and Egypt became part of their
empire in 525 BC. The Persians permitted Jews in Babylon to return to
Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple, while other Jews remained in Egypt.
In Elephantine, these Jews were members of the mercenary forces guarding
Egypts southern frontier. They lived peacefully among the native
Egyptians, the Persians and Greek mercenaries in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual
Through maps, prints and photographs, the exhibition also highlights the
ancient town of Elephantine and the exciting archaeological work currently
being conducted there.
Opened July 19, 2003
- The Art of
cultural complexity and artistic diversity is celebrated in the third
major installation of Sub-Saharan African art from the Carlos Museums
permanent collection. The installation focuses primarily on masks, figural
sculptures, weapons, and textiles from West and Central Africa, although
several objects from other geographical areas will be on view, including
Maconde pottery from Mozambique and a Zaramo diviners staff from
Tanzania. The exhibition features several outstanding objects, including
a rare Mambila shrine screen painted on a canvas of raffia palm pith,
a late nineteenth century beaded bowl-carrier figure from the Kom kingdom
of Cameroon, and a Mande hunters jacket emblazoned with protective
objects such as animal and raptor claws, boars tusks, and fine tooled
leather amulet pouches.
The largest group of objects on display are masks from Nigeria, the Congo
and Sierra Leone/Liberia. One of the conversations these masks promote
concerns the power of the female presence for many are representations
of women. The Igbo, Idoma, Yoruba, and some of the Ibibio and Ogoni masks
from Nigeria embody the principles of feminine beauty and spirituality,
yet are worn by male dancers impersonating women. By contrast the Sande
society masks from Sierra Leone and Liberia not only depict this ideal
beauty, but are actually worn by Sande women during the initiation of
young girls into womanhood. Yet all these masks, as well as those from
the Congo, were carved by male sculptors, using aesthetic principles derived
from mens ideas about female beauty.
Image: Helmet Mask with Female Half Figure. Nigeria, Cross River, Ibibio
(or Efik) 20th century. Wood, paint, cloth. 1994.3.11. Gift of William
August 30, 2003 through
January 11, 2004
Travelers in an
Antique Land: Artists and Ancient Egypt
Michael C. Carlos Museum provides Egyptian art enthusiasts yet another
opportunity to explore ancient Egypt, this time through a new selection
from its extensive collection of works on paper. Travelers in an Antique
Land: Artists and Ancient Egypt will be on view from August 30, 2003
through January 11, 2004 in the Works on Paper Study Room in the
permanent galleries on the Museum's first floor.
To complement the temporary special exhibitions Ramesses I: The Search
for the Lost Pharaoh (through September 14) and Jewish Life in
Ancient Egypt (October 18-January 4), the exhibition includes ten
prints, drawings and watercolors of Egyptian sites and motifs by six artists
of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Rare
volumes, on loan from the Special Collections of the Robert W. Woodruff
Library, which describe some of the earliest explorations of Egypt by
western Europeans, will also be on view.
Just as visitors
today flock to see the Museum's mummies, so have travelers throughout
the ages been intrigued by Egypt and its monuments. Accounts of the wonders
of Egypt date back to the time of Herodotus, the father of history, in
the fifth century BC, and following Augustus Caesar's defeat of Anthony
and Cleopatra in 31 BC, the citizens of Rome indulged in a fashionable
craze for all things Egyptian. Obelisks and sculpture were carried back
to the city, and private houses weredecorated with hieroglyphs and sphinxes.
This same intense
interest in the art and architecture of the land of the pharaohs began
to manifest itself again in the eighteenth century when some of the first
visitors of the modern era began to explore the Nile. Giovanni Battista
Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778) never actually visited Egypt, but the three
etchings in the exhibition demonstrate his fascination with the Egyptian
artifacts that remained in Rome from ancient times. His illustration of
the Pyramid of Cestius joins detailed archaeological knowledge with imaginative
interpretation in the portrayal of a monument inspired by Egypt.
who traveled to Egypt also combined scientific accuracy and romantic atmosphere
in their works in varying degrees. When savants and artists accompanied
the soldiers in Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798, a systematic
exploration and representation of the ancient monuments began. Artists
made meticulous illustrations of archaeological sites, as seen for example
in the Pyramids of Meroë by Ernst Weidenbach (German, 1818-82). The
lithograph was originally published in the 1840s in the Monuments of Egypt
and Ethiopia, the record of the great scholar Karl Richard Lepsiuss
efforts to unlock the secrets of the ancient civilization.
The Scottish painter
David Roberts (1796-1864) went to Egypt in the 1830s in search of new
and colorful subject matter. Lithographs made from his drawings, published
in a first folio edition in the 1840s, manifest a heightened drama in
the depiction of light and atmosphere surrounding desert tombs and temples.
Later Frederick Arthur Bridgman (American, 1847-1928) also made a personal
journey to Egypt in search of exotic themes to incorporate in his paintings
of the fashionable Orientalist style. Bridgman's 1874 watercolor of the
interior of the Temple of Isis at Philae has archaeological as well as
artistic interest, since he has preserved all the delicate color of the
painted decoration, which today is lost.
the Globe and the Centuries at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
To travel swiftly
through the millennia and across the globe, visit the Carlos Museum at
Atlanta's prestigious Emory University, where time travel seems an imminent
possibility. This Museum is known to maintain the largest collection of
ancient art in the southeast, with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece,
Rome, the Near East, Asia and the ancient Americas; the Carlos is also
home to celebrated collections of 19th and 20th century sub-Saharan African
art and European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the
(Follow this link to explore the Special
an overview of each of the Permanent Collections, click on the images
of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Art
This new permanent
installation will feature the important Carlos Museum acquisition of a
collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts purchased primarily with funds
donated by the citizens of Atlanta. Coming from the Niagara Falls Museum
in Canada, the objects include sumptuously decorated coffins - among the
finest known from ancient Egypt, Canopic jars, amulets, shawabtis, jewelry,
reliefs and more. The objects represent an overview of the development
of funerary art in ancient Egypt at its most inventive and prolific period.
Coffin of Tahat - Egypt. Twenty-first Dynasty, ca. 1070-946 B.C. Painted
wood. This exquisite coffin belonged to the Lady Tahat, a chantress in
the temple of the god Amun at Karnak. Such women (who were usually of
high rank, as this unusually fine coffin indicates) served in temples
not as priests, but as chantresses, or singers, who presumably played
instruments and recited hymns to the gods. On the coffin lid the lady
Tahat, adorned with her finest jewelry, is bedecked in a full wig and
surrounded by protective gods and symbols. The breathtakingly lovely scenes
delictely painted on the sides of her coffin depict mythological scenes,
and Tahat being judged in the underworld and being reborn into eternal
life. This coffin is the most beautiful in the Niagara Collection and
one of the finest to be found anywhere in the world.
Collectors Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art
Funerary and cult objects, cosmetic equipment, architectural elements,
royal and private sculpture dating from the Predynastic period to the
time of Cleopatra, compose this unequalled special exhibition. These items
on loan from the Thalassic Collection, Ltd., courtesy of Theodore and
Aristea Halkedis, are making their first public appearance.
collection is one of the finest private collections of ancient Egyptian
art to be found anywhere in the world. With more than 175 objects, the
collection ranges from monumental statues of pharaohs and their queens
to exquisitely crafted amulets and jewels.
Image: Recumbent Sphinx. Egypt, Dynasty 25 or 26, 760-525 BC.
Near Eastern Art
The Near Eastern
collections of the Carlos Museum embody the legacy of the ancient Near
East from the beginnings of agriculture and writing to the growth of the
first cities and empires.
The Near Eastern collections are wide-ranging geographically and embrace
the regions and ancient cultures of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and parts
of Syria), ancient Iran, the Levant (countries bordering the eastern Mediterranean),
Anatolia, (Turkey), and Northwest Africa.
The history of the collections reflects the interest and development of
Near Eastern archaeology during the 20th century and includes objects
acquired by Emory professor William Arthur Shelton in the 20s as part
of his participation in the expeditions of the American Scientific Mission,
material from Dame Kathleen Kenyon's excavations of the ancient site of
Jericho, and objects from Edwin Link's investigations in the harbor of
Caesarea Maritima in the 60's.
Image: Syro-Hittite, 2000 - 1700
B.C. Clay, 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (14.8 x 4.6 cm). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Boone
M. Bowen. 1968.226
Museum's collection of 19th and 20th century African art offers valuable
insight into African artistic expressions in the variety of their forms,
functions, and cultures of origin. A majority of the objects come from
West Africa, with a focus on the numerous cultures of Nigeria, Benin (formerly
Dahomey), and the Cameroon Grassfields. The rest are from the Equatorial
Central region of the continent, located mainly in the modern state of
Made from different kinds of materials, the objects in this collection
bear evidence of uses in a variety of contexts, both religious and secular.
There are figures from personal or family shrines, such as Igbo Ikenga
shrine figures, complemented by those used in community shrines, such
as the Mambila bark painting. There are examples like the exquisite beaded
bowl figure from the Kom kingdom of the Cameroon Grassfields, used by
royalty to hold kola nuts for their guests. The collection also includes
a wide variety of masks and costumes danced in masquerades which carry
religious and cultural significance for participants, including the audience.
The works demonstrate important aspects of the worldviews and aesthetic
values of their cultures of origin.
Image: Efe/Gelede Headdress,
Apasa; Nigeria, Yoruba, Ohori. Late 19th - early 20th centuries A.D.
Wood, pigment. 16 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 13 in. (42 x 26 x 33 cm). 1994.4.776
of the Ancient Americas
The Carlos Museum's
collection of art of the ancient Americas is substantial, consisting of
more than 1,900 pieces: over 1,300 from the William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau
collection and nearly 500 from the Laurence C. and Cora W. Witten II Collection.
The Museum is fortunate in the breadth and depth of the collection as
a whole. All three principal cultural centers of the Americas are represented:
Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Andes. Most of the important art-producing
cultures --from the West Mexico to the Maya and Aztec, from Honduras to
Panama, from the Chavín to the Inca-- can be appreciated during
a visit to the permanent collection galleries. The Carlos Museum's collections
are unusually strong in ancient Costa Rica, featuring over 600 works from
Image: Jaguar Cup: Central
America, Costa Rica, Guanacaste-Nicoya, Pataky. Polychrome, Pataky Variety.
Period VI, A.D. 1000 - 1550. Ceramic, 12 1/16 x 8 7/8 in. diameter (30.2
x 22.2 cm diameter). 1991.4.337
Art - The Arts of India and the Himalayas:
art has long had a place among the Carlos Museums collections,but
the pace of this collecting activity has accelerated greatly in the last
year with the opening of new gallery space. A schedule of long-term, rotating
exhibitions is planned for the new gallery, beginning with its first installation,
The Arts of India and the Himalayas: Recent Acquisitions. Aided principally
by the Nathan Rubin-Ida Ladd Family Foundation, the Museum has acquired
works of Asian art with a special interest in South Asia, the focus of
the gallerys inaugural installation. Featured works include a majestic
late 1st-early 2nd century seated Buddha from Mathura in India, one of
the most important such works in an American museum, and an 11th-12th
century high relief sculpture of a rare, cosmic form of eighteen-armed
Vishnu with numerous swaying attendants, a stunning example of the elegance
and sophistication of Indian medieval sculpture.
Some of the finest bronze sculptures ever created were produced by artisansworking
under the Chola Dynasty of South India between the ninth and thirteenth
centuries; a sophisticated dancing Krishna from late in this period can
be seen in The Arts of South Asia and the Himalayas. A 10th-century bronze
Jain altar representing the Jina Rishabhanatha enshrined, a gift of Kellstadt
Professor of Marketing Jagdish Sheth of Emorys Goizueta Business
School and his wife Madhu, offers eloquent testimony of the third great
religious tradition to originate in India.
Image: Figure of the goddess
Lhamo: Densatil Buddhist Monastery, Central Tibet. 15th century. Bronze.
2001.19.1. Ester R. Portnow Collection of Asian Art, a Gift of the Nathan
Rubin-Ida Ladd Family Foundation.
The Carlos Museums collection of classical art includes
objects ranging in date from the Bronze Age (3rd-2nd millennia B.C.) through
the Roman period (3rd century A.D.). Since 1983, thanks to the generosity
of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Carlos and other donors, the Greek and Roman
collection has grown exponentially and is well recognized as an important
resource for education and the study of the classical world.
item in the collection speaks eloquently of classical culture to schoolchildren,
university students, scholars, and the general public alike. Objects such
as the Apulian krater by the Underworld Painter and the Athenian hydria
with scenes of Herakles reveal the pervasive influence of mythology, while
the white-ground lekythos by the Thanatos Painter and the kylix by the
Painter of the Paris Gigantomachy reflect elements of Greek daily life.
The Geometric horse and Hellenistic statuette of Alexander or Hermanubis
show the virtuosity of Greek metalwork through the ages. The head of the
Diadoumenos and statue of Leda are Roman versions of Greek sculptures,
suggesting both the power of the originals (most of which are lost today)
and the continuing appeal of Greek art into the Roman period. Finally,
the sarcophagus indicates the originality and skill present in Roman art
during the empire. Together, these objects and others in the Carlos Museum's
galleries proclaim the enduring beauty and allure of classical art.
Image: Statue of a Horse.
Greek, from Olympia. Geometric Period, ca. 750-700 B.C. Bronze. Carlos
Collection of Ancient Greek Art. 1984.5
of Art on Paper
Medieval illuminated manuscripts, woodcuts by Albrecht
Durer, etchings by Piranesi, drawings by Delacroix , and lithographs by
Robert Rauschenberg are all to be found in the Carlos Museum's Works on
Paper Collection. The 3,000 works of European and American art span six
centuries and consist mainly of drawings, prints, and photographs, but
also include some sculpture, paintings, and works in other media. The
Art History Department of Emory University began the collection in
1967, and faculty members continue to play an active role in the acquisitions
for the Museum. The Carlos Museum has also benefited from numerous donations
from private collectors, many of them Emory alumni, as well as from Emory
faculty and diverse friends based in Atlanta and elsewhere. These donations-encompassing
19th-century and modern photography, Renaissance and 17th -century reproductive
prints, American Regionalist lithography, contemporary art and other areas-have
enriched the Museum's collection immeasurably. It is an encyclopedic collection
from all fields of European and American art, designed to provide both
instruction and delight.
Colosseum - Giovanni Basttista Piranesi, 1761; Italian etching. From
Le vedute di Roma. Art History Department Fund. 1997.6
EXCITING PROGRAMS AT THE MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER, 2003
The Michael C. Carlos Museum's calendar of events for September, October
and November is packed with great offerings relating to the Ramesses I
exhibition and the mummy's impending return to Egypt, the Museum's new,
permanent African art exhibition, the upcoming special exhibition Jewish
Life in Ancient Egypt (with several Jewish Book Month events), Halloween,
and more. Events are free and open to the public, except where noted.
SPECIAL EVENTS & HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, October 22, 6 PM, Book signing; 7 PM, Lecture - Glenn Memorial
Auditorium, 1652 North Decatur Road
SECRETS OF THE
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's general director of the
Supreme Council of Antiquities and director of the Giza pyramids excavation,
will give a lecture titled Secrets of the Pyramids and sign copies of
his new book, SECRETS OF THE SANDS: MY SEARCH FOR EGYPT'S PAST. This very
special event is part of the celebration surrounding the return of the
Ramesses I mummy to Egypt as a gift from the Museum and the city of Atlanta.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased through the Arts at Emory Box
Office by calling 404-727-5050. Museum members can receive free tickets.
Tickets will be sold at the door only based on availability. Secrets of
the Sands will be available in the Bookshop beginning in late September
and will be sold at the event (hardcover; $40).
Saturday, November 1, 11
AM, Reception Hall
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Carlos Museum invite
you to come in a costume and collect some treats at this annual program
of fun (and scary!) music for violin and piano. Tickets are $4 and are
available at the Arts at Emory Box Office by calling 404-727-5050. Carlos
Museum members at the Family level and above receive up to four free tickets
to each of this season's family concerts!
& GALLERY TALKS
Thursday, October 2, 7 PM, Reception Hall
THE POETICS AD POLITICS OF THE MOTHER AND CHILD IMAGERY IN THE YORUBA
Dr. Babatunde Lawal, professor of African and African
diaspora art in the Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth
University, will give this lecture in conjunction with the Museum's new
permanent exhibition of nineteenth and twentieth century African art.
Friday, October 3-Sunday, October 5, Reception
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN WORLD BETWEEN ALEXANDER'S DEATH
AND 100 AD.
This free interdisciplinary conference, organized
by the classics department at Emory, will bring together experts in ancient
cosmology, mechanics, medicine, mathematics, philosophy and history to
discuss the ways in which scientific disciplines were conceptualized,
debated and practiced in this period. For more information and complete
conference schedule, please visit http://www.emory.edu/college/classics/events/reinventions.htm
Thursday, October 9, 7 PM, Reception Hall
GOLD - THE WORLD OF ANCIENT GREEK JEWELERS
Dr. Dyfri Williams, keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities
at the British Museum, will deliver this year's Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture.
The John Laszlo, M.D. Excalibur Lecture Series was established
through the generosity of Dr. Laszlo's family and friends in honor of
his retirement from the American Cancer Society. Free.
Tuesday, October 21, Noon, Reception Hall
- Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture. Note: Caffè Antico offers
gourmet boxed lunches for $6 at all Food for Thought programs or participants
may bring their own.
DYNASTY EGYPTIAN SCULPTURE
Betsy Teasley Trope, a Carlos Museum Egyptologist
and curator, will discuss a Twenty-fifth Dynasty Egyptian sculpture of
a private person, purchased by Emory University in honor of retiring President
October 21, 7 PM, Reception Hall
CONTINUING RESTORATION OF THE PARTHENON
The Archaeological Institute of America and the
Carlos Museum welcome Dr. Minolas Korres, professor of architecture and
engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, who will discuss
the continuing restoration of the Parthenon. Free.
Thursday, October 23, 7 PM, Reception Hall
AND JEWS IN ELEPHANTINE: THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
Dr. Cornelius von Pilgrim, director of the German
Archaeological Institute's expedition to Elephantine Island, will give
this lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Jewish Life in Ancient
Thursday, October 30, 5:30 PM, Reception
BRINGING THE HEAVENS TO EARTH: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE
Emory University's Department of Art History and
the Carlos Museum welcome Dr. David O'Connor, professor of Egyptian art
and archaeology, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and curator
emeritus of Egyptian Art at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, to
give this lecture. Free.
Thursday, October 30, 7 PM, Reception Hall
EARLY ISRAEL FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE DEAD
Emory's Program in Mediterranean Archaeology, the
American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Carlos Museum welcome Dr.
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith of St. Joseph's University and the Tel Dor excavations,
who will give this lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Jewish Life
in Ancient Egypt. Free.
Thursday, November 6, 7 PM, Reception Hall
SACRED EARTHEN SCU;PTURES BY THE MAMI WATA PRIESTESS
Dr. Henry Drewal, professor of art history and Afro-American
studies at the University of Wisconsin, will give this lecture in conjunction
with the new permanent exhibition of African art. Free.
Thursday, November 9, 7 PM, Reception Hall
UNDERWATER EXCAVATIONS AT ALEXANDRIA
Dr. Jean Yves Empereur, director of the French Center
for Alexandrian Studies in Egypt, will discuss his recent underwater excavations
at Alexandria. This lecture is made possible by the Alexander S. Onassis
Public Benefit Foundation. Free.
Sunday, November 13, 7 PM, Reception Hall
AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE JEWS
In celebration of Jewish Book Month and the exhibition
Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt, the Museum presents an evening with Dr.
Melvin Konner, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in Emory's Department of
Anthropology. Dr. Konner will discuss and sign copies of his new book,
Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews. Free; book available for purchase.
Tuesday, November 18, Noon, Reception Hall
- Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture. (Note: Caffè Antico offers
gourmet boxed lunches for $6 at all Food for Thought programs or participants
may bring their own.)
AS AN AFRICAN SPIRIT
Jessica Stephenson, associate curator of African
art, will discuss an exquisitely carved wooden sculpture of an African
spirit, a reinterpretation of the Indian popular hero/monkey-god Hanuman,
whose image was circulated throughout West Africa by traders in the nineteenth
century. The lecture is in conjunction with the Museum's new permanent
exhibition of African art. Free.
20, 7 PM - Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building 1440
SCENES FROM A
MARRIAGE: A JEWISH FAMILY ARCHIVE FROM ANCIENT EGYPT
Dr. Edward Bleiberg, associate curator of Egyptian,
Classical, and ancient Middle Eastern art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art
and curator of the exhibition Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt, will give
this lecture, which is co-sponsored by the American Schools of Oriental
CONCERTS & MUSICAL EVENTS
Thursday, October 31, Noon, Reception Hall
The Carlos Museum and the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta welcome
special guest artists Richard Luby and Claudia Corona for a program of
music for violin and piano. Free.
Friday, November 21, Noon,
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Carlos Museum welcome
special guest artist Mika Yoshida performing music for the marimba. Free
EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Sunday, October 19, 1 to 3 PM, Tate Room and Galleries
ENOUGH TO EAT - NATURAL DYES IN AFRICAN TEXTILES
Did you know the color of your blue jeans comes
from a plant called indigo? Come explore how plants from the African plains
and rainforests were used to make natural pigments to adorn festive attire.
Textile artist Paula Vester will show participants how to make natural
dyes out of the plants in our own backyards. Make a wall hanging colored
by beets, cranberries, indigo and carrots! Museum members: $10; non-members:
$15. To pre-register with a credit card, please call 404-727-0519.
Sunday, November 2, 1 PM,
Tate Room and Galleries
TEXTS - BIRTH AND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Children will tour the exhibition JEWISH LIFE IN
ANCIENT EGYPT, a collection of 2,500-year-old papyri documenting the life
of a family living on Elephantine Island in the Nile River. Afterward,
Atlanta artist Miriam Karp, master craftswoman of Hebrew kitubah (marriage
certificates) will lead a workshop on commemorating important events in
the lives of the young participants. Free.
Sunday, November 16, 1 PM, Tate Room and Galleries
IF I HAD A ROCK
- PAPYRUS AND OTHER FIBER PAPERS
Get ready to mash some pulp as we make all sorts
of paper, including the oldest form, papyrus! Papermaker Lisa Hart will
show kids how the papyrus plant is pounded into overlapping sheets, creating
one of the earliest writing surfaces in civilization. They'll learn how
other cultures made paper surfaces out of bark, kozo and mulberry, precursors
of the paper we use today and tour Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt to see
how papyrus was used to document daily transactions in Egypt. Workshop
for Children. Museum members: $10; non-members:
$15. To pre-register with a credit card, please call 404-727-0519.
Sunday, November 23,
2 PM, Reception Hall
Workshop and Book Signing with Marion Broida
In celebration of the Jewish Book Month and the
exhibition the Carlos Museum welcomes Marion Broida, author of the popular
children's activity book ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS. Ms. Broida
will sign her books and work with children to make Egyptian armbands and
ankle bracelets, projects featured in her new book, Ancient Israelites
and Their Neighbors. Both books will be available for sale. Museum members:
$5; non-members: $7. To pre-register for the event with a credit card,
please call 404-727-0519.
EVENTS FOR TEACHERS
To register, please call Julie Green at 404-727-2363 or email@example.com.
Museum members: $10; non-members: $15.
Wednesday, September 17,
4:30 TO 6:30 PM, Tate Room and Galleries
Jessica Stephenson, associate curator of African art, will lead teachers
through the new exhibition of works from the Museum's permanent collection,
comparing work from several groups in West and Central Africa. Workshop
Wednesday, October 15, 4:30
to 6:30 PM, Tate Room and Galleries
IN ANCIENT AMERICAN ART
Laura Brannen, Ph.D. candidate in Emory's art history department, will
look at the roles of women in the ancient Americas as seen in the Carlos
Museum's permanent collection. Workshop for Teachers.
5, 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Tate Room and Galleries
JEWISH LIFE IN ANCIENT
EGYPT: TEACHING TOLERANCE AND COMBATING STEREOTYPES
The exhibition Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt provides an opportunity to
link the ancient story of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual society in ancient
Egypt with the diverse world culture of today. Teachers will learn to
make this ancient story relevant to their classrooms by participating
in programs from the National Conference for Community and Justice. Workshop
November 20, 7 to 8:30 PM and Saturday, November 22, 9 AM to 6:30 PM -
ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
Teachers can experience the excitement of archaeology with the experts
from the American Schools of Oriental Research, including children's book
author Marian Broida, Egyptologist Dr. Ellen Bedell, archaeologist Dr.
Neal Bierling, and the Burke Museum's Dr. Gloria London. Teachers will
tour Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt and will be invited to a lecture by
curator Dr. Edward Bleiberg of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Tours, hands-on
activities, and lectures will give teachers new ideas to help students
become part of the process of historical discovery. Museum members: $40;
non-members: $50.To register, please call Julie Green at 404-727-2363
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff Development Course for Teachers.
Thursday, September 18, 7 PM, Reception Hall
RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY
GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME
The Program in Visual Arts at Emory and the Carlos Museum present a film
by Thomas Riedelsheimer about the Scottish artist who builds elaborate
installation pieces out of Mother Nature's flotsam and jetsam in its own
C. CARLOS MUSEUM
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday evenings until 9
p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays.
$5 donation. Check each event for admission fees. Phone: 404-727-4282.
Web site: http://carlos.emory.edu
571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, on the Quadrangle of Emory University,
near the campus entrance at North Decatur Road and Dowman Drive.
In the Fishburne deck and Peavine and Boisfeuillet Jones visitor lots.
Shuttle route D runs from Peavine lot every 10 minutes.
In Atlanta, also visit the High
Museum of Art
Stroll with Doc Lawrence through interesting
galleries and museums in other cities:
The Frist Center in
St. Petersburg's Salvadore
A variety of galleries in New
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