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Michael C. Carlos Museum (Spring 2016)

Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees: Works by Susanne Wenger

Jan 23 – 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. 


Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collections

Mar 19 – Nov 27, 2016

Visitors will encounter compelling works of Tibetan Buddhist art presented in their proper sacred context and regarded as a “doorway” into a higher world.


The First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Nov 7 – Dec 7, 2016

The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is one of the most famous books in the world—and for good reason. Published seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio was the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare’s fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell put together the text of the First Folio.


Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University
571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

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