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Michael C. Carlos Museum

November 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
November 8, 2019 | 10 AMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
Lovis Corinth Colloquium | Through a Glass, Darkly

10 AM
“Enigmatic and Anonymous: Allegorical Prints Attributed to the Monogrammist AC”
Brooks Rich
Associate Curator of Old Master Prints
National Gallery of Art

11 AM
"Man’s Choice between Good and Evil. Religious Allegories in Antwerp Printmaking c. 1570-1584”
Yvonne Bleyerveld
Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, ca. 1500-1800
RKD — Netherlands Institute for Art History

Noon
Lunch Break

1 PM
“Speaking Otherwise: Allegory and the Depiction of Difference in Karel van Mander’s Confusio Babylonica”
Lisa Rosenthal
Associate Professor of Art History
School of Art and Design
University of Illinois 

2 PM
“Political Allegories in the Dutch Republic”
Maureen Warren
Curator of European and American Art before 1850
Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois

3 PM
"Steadfast towards the Bridegroom: Parabolic Allegory in Jan Saenredam's The Wise and Foolish Virgins (1606)"
Alexandra Zigomalas
Graduate Student
Art History Department
Emory University

4 PM
“Feeling One’s Way to a New Body and Soul: Impassioned Allegory in Thomas Sailly, S.J.’s Thesaurus of Prayers and Spiritual Exercises of 1609”
Walter S. Melion
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Emory University
Co-curator, Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt.

The Lovis Corinth Colloquiums are funded by a bequest by Kay Corinth, daughter-in-law of Lovis Corinth (1858-1925), the German Expressionist painter.

Monday, November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019 | 7:30 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Board Room
Carlos Reads Omeros

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL AND NO ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS MAY BE TAKEN.

Poet Daniel Bosch was a student of Derek Walcott's at the time the Nobel Prize-winning author was writing his masterwork, Omeros. Though the poem references characters from Homer's Iliad, Walcott's intention is much greater than a reworking of a familiar tale. Over five weeks (November 11, 18, & 25 and December 2, & 9), Bosch, a lecturer in Emory's English Department, will lead readers through Walcott’s American epic, seeking to come to terms with pressing questions Omeros raises about the function of verse narrative in the late 20th century. Each meeting will feature in-depth examination of artistic choices Walcott made in light of his ambition to write freely in the languages and genres of empire.

Fee: $100 for Carlos Museum members; $125 for nonmembers, which includes the cost of the book.

THIS EVENT HAS FILLED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS.

Space is limited, and registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 | 1 PMAckerman Hall
Homeschool Day: Chocolate, Drink of the Gods

Cacao, the plant from which cocoa and chocolate are made, has been cultivated, consumed, and coveted in the Americas for thousands of years. Museum docents will lead tours of the Art of the Americas galleries to view the chocolate vessels from the Maya and the Aztec. Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, located just down the road at Krog Street Market, will demonstrate chocolate production from harvest of the cacao, through fermentation, to the delicious final project, highlighting their farm partners in Nicaragua, where cacao is still grown today. A variety of their small-batch chocolates will be available for sale. In the studio, families can grind cacao pods, chilies, and cinnamon to create their own “drink of the gods” and make a cylindrical vessel especially for chocolate inspired by the Maya.

THIS EVENT HAS FILLED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS.

For more information, please contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-6118.

Fee: $8 for Carlos Museum members; $15 for nonmembers for both children and adults. Children 5 and under are free. Space is limited, and online registration is required.

Friday, November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019 | 12 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Violinist Emily Uematsu, recent winner of the Parnassus Society Award, makes her Atlanta debut performing works by Bach, Ravel, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.  

November 15, 2019 | 1 PMTate Room
Student Studio: Drypoint Etching

After visiting the exhibition Through a Glass, Darkly: Faith and Allegory in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt for inspiration, drop by the Tate Room to try your hand at drypoint etching. Incise your own design into the surface of a plate and run it through the press to create multiple prints on mulberry paper. 

Student Studio, as well as admission to the Carlos Museum, is always free for Emory students.

November 15, 2019 | 7:30 PMAckerman Hall
Genever Tasting

Around the same time that the Netherlandish artists featured in Through A Glass, Darkly were mastering the art of engraving, Netherlandish distillers were perfecting genever, a distilled malt spirit (moutwijn) flavored with juniper berries (jeneverbes), the national spirit of the Netherlands, from which gin evolved.  Join Emory alumnus Steef Schelke (88C) for a tasting of several types of genever—oulde, jonge, and korenwinjn—and learn how to enjoy them straight and in cocktails. 

THIS EVENT HAS FILLED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS.

Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and online registration is required or by calling 404-727-6118.

At the present time, we are unable to process American Express cards online. Please use Visa, MC, or Discover until the issue can be resolved. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019 | 10 AMAfrican Galleries
Artful Stories: The Water Princess

The story of Princess Gie Gie and her long daily trek for water is based on high-fashion model Georgie Badiel’s childhood experience growing up in Burkina Faso. After hearing the story and looking closely at a Makonde water vessel, a finely-decorated clay vessel from Mozambique, children will head to the studio to make clay pinch pots. Proceeds from the sale of this book support the work of the Georgie Badiel Foundation, which builds wells in Burkina Faso and other countries in Africa.

For preschoolers and kindergarteners with an accompanying adult. For more information, contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

This program is free, but registration is required online.

Sunday, November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019 | 2 PMTate Room
Children’s Workshop: Painting the Cosmos

The painting of the Jain cosmic man on view in the Asian galleries beginning October 12 is a visual representation of the Jain conception of the universe. Children will look closely at the painting, exploring the various realms inhabited by humans and other beings. Then they will move to the studio to create their own painted version of the cosmos with artist and illustrator Ande Cook.

For children ages 8-12. Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for nonmembers. Online registration is required.

At the present time, we are unable to process American Express cards online. Please use Visa, MC, or Discover until the issue can be resolved.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
November 19, 2019 | 7:30 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Minor White provocatively declared “candid” photography a “dead end.” White’s alternative to the subject “caught unawares” was what he called the “camera-conscious” approach. In a lecture titled “From Expression to Creation: Minor White’s Staged Photography,” Todd Cronan, associate professor of Art History, discusses how White attempted to give narrative form to still photography. Looking closely at his 1948 handmade book of 32 photographs, “The Temptation of St. Anthony Is Mirrors,” Cronan argues that it was White’s early and longstanding engagement with the theater that fundamentally changed the course of his work. Moving from caught to conscious photography, White’s staged scenes opened up an influential course for the future of photographic practice.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 | 4 PMREADY TRADING, 1790 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
READY TRADING Open House to Benefit the Carlos Museum

The Carlos Museum is pleased to announce a READY TRADING open house to benefit the museum. For each open house attendee, READY TRADING will donate $10 to the museum's education department, which will be matched by an anonymous donor.

READY TRADING specializes in naturally beautiful clothing designed and produced in Atlanta and the USA, with a focus on natural fabrics; rich, organic color; and versatile looks that are effortless and flattering for women of all ages.

READY TRADING'S signature style incorporates jewelry and accessories from local artists and from artisan communities around the world. READY TRADING believes that supporting artists through heritage products helps to sustain and preserve important traditions, vanishing techniques, environments, and cultures.

*Light refreshments and wine will be served, and an Atlanta Police Department traffic officer will be present to direct shoppers to parking behind the building

November 21, 2019 | 6 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
James Meyer to give Art History Endowed Lecture

James Meyer, curator of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, delivers the annual Art History Endowed Lecture titled "The End of the Sixties: Kerry James Marshall Mementos.

After the lecture, Dr. Meyer will sign copies of his new book, The Art of Return: The Sixties & Contemporary Culture, which will be available for sale in the Carlos Museum Bookshop before and after the lecture. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019 | 1 PMTate Room
Sunday FUNday: Drypoint Printmaking

The allegorical prints in the special exhibition Through a Glass, Darkly were made with intaglio techniques in which the image was incised or scratched into a copper plate or other surface before inking the plate, layering with paper, and running through an etching press. After exploring the prints in the exhibition, visit the studio to try your hand drypoint, an intaglio process, and then print your image using the press!

Sunday FUNday is a free, drop-in event for all families. No registration is required.

Support for Sunday FUNdays is provided by The David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation and Emory Point.

December 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019 | 4 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall
AntiquiTEA

In 2010, the late Thalia N. Carlos purchased a 5th-century BC red-figure column krater with an image of Orpheus among the Thracians in honor of Atlanta Symphony Director Robert Spano.

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen discusses the story of Orpheus and its ongoing resonance from Gluck’s 1752 opera Orfeo ed Euridice to the Tony award-winning smash hit Hadestown.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019 | 10 AMMichael C. Carlos Museum Bookshop
Carlos Museum Bookshop Holiday Sale

Visit the Carlos Museum Bookshop for its annual two-day holiday sale, when all merchandise (including sale and bargain books) will be discounted 20%.

Come browse shelves filled with books for all ages on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, myths, contemporary world fiction, graphic novels, and much more. The bookshop will also have a wide selection of selection of jewelry, imported fair trade craft gifts, artsy 2020 wall calendars, educational books and gifts for children, notecards and holiday cards, and replica ancient statuary.

Please note: 20% sale discount may not be combined with member discount. Take advantage of free parking on Saturday.

December 6, 2019 | 12 PMMichael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Some of Emory's most outstanding undergraduate students perform in this annual showcase of musical talent. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

December 6, 2019 | 1 PMTate Room
Student Studio: Exquisite Corpse

Need a study break? Drop by the Carlos Museum to play the Surrealist drawing game, Exquisite Corpse. Invented in 1925 by Surrealists André Breton, Yves Tanguy, Jaques Prévert, and Marcel Duchamp, an Exquisite Corpse refers to a composite drawing that multiple people contribute to, without seeing what others have already completed— a fun, collaborative way to draw, that often results in comical composites. Explore all of the fantastical creatures in Through a Glass Darkly: Faith and Allegory in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt for to inspire large-scale Exquisite Corpse drawings with a variety of drawing materials.

Student Studio, as well as admission to the Carlos Museum, is always free for Emory students.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
December 7, 2019 | 9:30 AMAckerman Hall
STEAM Teacher Series: Materiality and Invention

Explore the innovative impulse of humankind and the beginnings of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout time and across the globe at the Carlos Museum. In this interactive workshop, educators will learn about the innovations of ancient American, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, and Mesopotamian civilizations as they sought to manage their environment and construct their cultures and empires. Teachers will utilize Design Thinking and Project-Based Learning in an engineering challenge, looking to the ancient world to inspire solutions for contemporary issues. Educators are encouraged to bring relevant standards and goals to use in the development of materials for their students.   

Fee: $50. Registration for all portions of the STEAM series is required through the Atlanta Botanical Garden here. Registration fee includes lunch.

The STEAM Teacher Series is presented by the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Zoo Atlanta. Each session will be held at a different institution. Register for all five or just one!

December 7, 2019 | 10 AMMichael C. Carlos Museum Bookshop
Carlos Museum Bookshop Holiday Sale

Visit the Carlos Museum Bookshop for its annual two-day holiday sale, when all merchandise (including sale and bargain books) will be discounted 20%.

Come browse shelves filled with books for all ages on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, myths, contemporary world fiction, graphic novels, and much more. The bookshop will also have a wide selection of selection of jewelry, imported fair trade craft gifts, artsy 2020 wall calendars, educational books and gifts for children, notecards and holiday cards, and replica ancient statuary.

Please note: 20% sale discount may not be combined with member discount. Take advantage of free parking on Saturday.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019 | 10 AMAsian Gallery
Artful Stories: Mahavira—The Hero of Nonviolence

Under the image of a painting of the Jain cosmic man, children will hear the story of Mahavira, the twenty-fourth spiritual leader of the Jain religion, who was born a prince in India more than 2,600 years ago. He gave up his earthly possessions and lived a life devoted to teaching peace, compassion, and forgiveness, inspiring Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others in nonviolence. Children will use beautiful papers to create cards to give as gifts in this season of peace and kindness.

For preschoolers and kindergarteners with an accompanying adult. For more information, contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu.

This program is free, but registration is required online here.

Sunday, December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019 | 4 PMAckerman Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322
Santa's Favorite Chamber Music

Old St. Nick himself returns to the Carlos to introduce some of his favorite classical works and give treats to good listeners.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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