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Michael C. Carlos Museum: current exhibitions (Winter 2015)

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection
through Jan 3, 2016

Drawn from the celebrated Native American art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) and will feature 122 masterworks representing tribes and First Nations across the North American continent.

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“The Waters and the Wild” Alen MacWeeney Photographs of Ireland
through Jan 3, 2016

Born in Dublin in 1939, Alen MacWeeney envisioned a short-term project inspired by Yeats’ poetry and what he called “the Ireland of my imagination.” In these photographs, MacWeeney explores the kinds of people, places, and settings that inhabited Yeats’s poetry.

Spider Woman to Horned Serpent: Creation and Creativity in Native North American Art
through May 29, 2016

As part of Emory’s celebration and exploration of creation and creativity across cultures, the Carlos Museum is featuring not only indigenous art of the American Southwest, the gifts of “Spider Woman,” but also beadwork and leather of the Plains, Cherokee sculpture and basketry, and Southeastern Mississippian shell jewelry.

Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees: Works by Susanne Wenger
Jan 23, 2016 – May 15, 2016

This exhibition brings together prints and batiks by Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger (1915—2009). Credited with reviving the Osun Sacred Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria, Wenger also trained major Nigerian artists such as Twins Seven Seven, Nike Davies-Okundaye, and Adebisi Fabunmi. Her expressive lines, figures, and patterns are inspired by Yoruba deities and European mythology. 

Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


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