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Calendar of Programs & Events: December 2007 | January 2008 | February 2008

The following programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, unless otherwise noted, are free.


December 2007

Monday, December 3

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the death of Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, Dr. Peter Bien, Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus at Dartmouth College, will discuss Kazantzakis's Religious Mania.

This event is sponsored by the Consulate of Greece in Atlanta, Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Department of Classics and the Program in Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Emory University, and the Hellenic Academic Society.


Friday, December 7

Noon, Reception Hall
Concert


The Carlos Museum and the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta welcome "Emory's Young Artists.” Enjoy the finest talent from Emory’s Department of Music performing voice, piano, clarinet, and violin.

Sunday, December 9

4 pm, Reception Hall
Family Concert


The Vega String Quartet performs the most beautiful chamber music of the season including Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.


January 2008

Friday, January 18

Noon, Reception Hall
Concert

The Vega String Quartet performs music of Shostakovich and Beethoven.


Tuesday, January 22

4 pm
AntiquiTEA


Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Jasper Gaunt, curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Carlos, discusses a recent acquisition, an acrolithic head of the Greek goddess Demeter.

Sunday, January 27

2 pm, Tate Room
Curries and Kabobs: Indian Cooking Class for Kids


Warm the chilly afternoon air with the spices of India. Archna Becker of Bhojanic Restaurant leads an introduction to Indian cooking for children and teens.After preparing food, family is invited to return and feast with workshop participants and visit the recently re-installed Asian collection. Ages 8–17 years. $12 for
Museum members; $15 for non-members. Pre-registration
is required by calling 404.727.0519.

Monday, January 28

7 pm, Reception Hall
Lecture


Dr. Ron A. Messier, Professor of Middle East History at Vanderbilt University, presents An Archaeological View of Medieval Aghmat. A joint Moroccan-American team under the direction of Dr. Ronald Messierhas spent three seasons excavating the hammam
(public bath) of medieval Aghmat, a city 18 miles south of Marrakech. Beyond defining the structure itself and its various uses over time, the archaeologists are gaining insight into the urban landscape in the immediate vicinity of the hammam, what was at one time the center of the medieval city. The researchers have detected evidence of urban slide in a southeasterly direction, and has dared to speculate why the capital moved
to Marrakech.


This lecture is part of the Mediterranean Archaelogy Series sponored by the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.

Tuesday, January 29

7 pm, Reception Hall
Lecture


Dr. Gay Robins, Professor of Egyptian Art History at Emory, discusses The Small Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun.


February 2008

Friday, February 8

5-7:30 pm, Reception Hall
Open House for Educators

Curators Peter Lacovara and Jessica Stephenson introduce Lost Kingdoms of the Nile: Nubian Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, on view until August 2008, and the new installation of the Museum’s permanent collection of sub-Saharan African art. Tour the galleries,enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and a 10% discount in the Museum bookshop. RSVP by February 1 by calling 404-727-2363.


Sunday, February 10

4 pm, Reception Hall
Family Concert


Welcome the Chinese New Year with members of the Vega String Quartet, whose western instruments will be joined by traditional Chinese instruments including the
erhu and the pipa in a celebration of the beginning of the Year of the Rat. Tickets are $4 and are available in advance at the Arts at Emory Box Office (404 727-5050) or at the door. Museum Family Level Members receive up to four free tickets.


Tuesday, February 12

10:30–11:30 am, African Galleries and Tate Room
Face to Face Workshop for Very Young Children


See the fascinating faces that people the newly installed African galleries, make masks of your own, and learn about the ways that costumes and masks are animated as part of lively performances in Africa. Ages 3 and 4 years, and their parents.

$12 for Museum members; $15 for non-members per parent/child pair. Pre-registration is required by calling404-727-0519.

Friday, February 15

Noon, Reception Hall
Chamber Music Concert


Violinist Eun-Sun Lee, a graduate of the Juilliard School, makes her Emory debut performing with pianist William Ransom.

Sundays, February 17 & March 2

2 pm, Tate Room
Workshop for Children: Shaping the Clays of Kerma and Kush


In this two-part workshop, Atlanta ceramic artist Ana Vizuragga introduces children to the ceramic techniques of ancient Nubia, where potters fashioned some of the earliest known ceramics. Children in the workshop will explore the Nubian pottery in the exhibition Lost Kingdoms of the Nile: Nubian Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and then practice the construction, decorative, and firing techniques of these ancient masters of clay. $12 for Museum members; $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 404-727-0519.

Monday, Feburary 25

7 pm, Reception Hall

Lecture


Master stone carver and historian Peter Rockwell discusses The Carving Techniques of the Column of Trajan.

Tuesday, February 26

Noon, Reception Hall
Food for Thought


Master stone carver Peter Rockwell discusses his own work, from the playful gargoyles of Washington's National Cathedral and the capitals of the cloister of the Diocesan Museum near Venice, to the statue of children in motion and the Tree of Life fountain at Boston College. Bring a brown bag lunch or purchase a gourmet sandwich, chips, and a drink from Alon's for $7.
Wednesday, February 27

7 pm. Reception Hall
Lecture


Dr. Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Carlos, discusses Creations in Clay: Masterpieces of Nubian Ceramic Art.

Thursday, February 28

4 pm, Reception Hall
AntiquiTEA


Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as master stone carver Peter Rockwell discusses the magnificent 7th century rock-cut temples in Mamallapuram, South India.

Thursday, February 28

5-7 pm, Tate Room and Galleries
Workshop for Teachers


Dr. Peter Lacovara, Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Carlos, presents the fascinating history of the great Nubian civilizations that existed south of ancient Egypt. The ancient Nubians controlled the gold trade into Egypt and the Greco-Roman world, at times rivaled the Egyptians in power and prestige, and ruled Egypt for several generations. This workshop is held in conjunction with the exhibition Lost Kingdoms of the Nile: Nubian Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Background information and a CD of images will be provided.
Museum Members: $10; non-members: $15. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 404-727-2363.

Thursday, February 28

7 pm, Reception Hall
Lecture

In a lecture co-sponsored by Emory’s Middle Eastern Studies Department and the Carlos, Professor Tim Harrison, Associate Professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto discusses The Battle for Armageddon: David, Solomon, and the Early Israelite Monarchy as Viewed from Megiddo.

 

 
 


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