While the Emory campus may slow down academically this summer,
it isnt lacking for cultural activitiesthanks to an
array of wide-ranging exhibits at the Woodruff Library and the Carlos
On June 10, Woodruffs Schatten Gallery officially celebrated
the opening of its latest exhibit, Reporting Civil Rights:
Media and the Movement in Atlanta. Through drafts of newspaper
stories, press releases, reporters notebooks and other artifacts,
Reporting Civil Rights examines Atlantas role
as the cradle of the civil rights movement from the unique view
of the journalist.
Also included in the exhibit is the debut of the Robert Churchwell
papers, detailing the life of the first African-American to be hired
by a major metropolitan daily paper. A third exhibit, The
South Reconsidered, features cinema posters of African-American
films from the 1950s and 1960s, and is a subset of the Selling
Race exhibit from 2000, and is housed in the Schattens
Corridor Gallery. All Schatten exhibits run through Sept. 30 and
[Reporting Civil Rights] really showcases not
only Emorys collection, but collections in the Atlanta and
Athens area, said Linda Matthews, director of Special Collections
Documents in the exhibit are from the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta
University Center, Auburn Avenue Research Library, the Herndon Home
and the University of Georgia. Also included is a piece from the
private collections of James Allen and John Littlefield, whose collection
of lynching photographs make up the Without Sanctuary
exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
The exhibits dont stop in the Schatten Gallery. On Woodruffs
top floor in Special Collections, selections from the J.M. Edelstein
modern poetry library collection are on display through early August.
Obtained during the spring semester, this collection represents
one of the most significant collections of modern American poetry,
containing more than 2,000 volumes, with a substantial number of
fine press works and rare editions.
Matthews noted that the librarys exhibits were planned in
part to showcase Special Collect-ions and area archival holdings
to the participants of the annual meeting of the Rare Book and Manuscripts
section of the American Library Association, which met at Emory
Exhibits in the Schatten Gallery are open during all scheduled
Woodruff Library hours, while exhibits in Special Collections are
open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays
from 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Down the Quad at the Carlos Museum, an ongoing show featuring works
by the late artist Andor Weininger will run through July 1. The
15 pieces in Andor Weininger: Beyond the Bauhaus are
part of the museums collection of 25 watercolors and drawings
donated by Weiningers widow, Eva Fernbach Weininger.
Weininger, who died in 1986, was a student and associate of the
Bauhaus, the influential German art and design school. His work
ranged from theater stage designs to furniture and lamps, to geometric
abstraction and surrealist-themed paintings. The exhibit is in the
John Howett Works on Paper Study Room.
Opening Aug. 24 in the same gallery will be Mel Bochner:
If the Color Changes. Bochner is a conceptual artist who began
exhibiting his works in the 1960s. Several of the pieces to be shown
are part of the Carlos permanent collection, and others are on loan
from other institutions.
Also running through the summer is, The Arts of India and
the Himalayas: Recent Acquisitions. Featured works include
a late first-to-second century seated Buddha, and an 11th-to-12th
century relief sculpture of an 18-armed Vishnu.
Admission to the Carlos is free for students, faculty and staff,
as well as museum members. A $5 donation per person is suggested
The museum is open from 10 a.m.5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Friday and Saturday; on Thursdays from 10 a.m.9 p.m.; and
on Sundays from noon5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.