Emory Report
September 8, 2008
Volume 61, Number 3



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8, 2008
Advance Notice

Advance ‘Tut’ tickets on sale
Advance tickets for the much-anticipated King Tut exhibition are on sale for Carlos Museum members. “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” will be Nov. 15 through May 25, 2009 at the Atlanta Civic Center.

Prices for members are $18 for adults, $10 for youth, and free for children under age 5. A preview of the exhibition on Nov. 13, two days before the exhibition’s grand opening, is available for museum members.
For membership and discounted tickets, go to www.carlos.emory.edu.

Included in the membership ticket is free admission to the museum’s collections and the companion exhibition, “Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun.”

Individual tickets will go on sale to the public later this month.

Eagle greats to be in Hall of Fame
Among the events of Homecoming Weekend is a ceremony on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Emory Conference Center to induct four members into Emory’s Sports Hall of Fame: Troy Thompson for track and field; Alicia Moore Krichev for women’s basketball, volleyball, track and field; Katharine Hughes Eick for swimming and diving; and William Eley for swimming and diving.

Displays honoring members are in the Woodruff P.E. Center at Emory and the Williams Gymnasium at Oxford.

For more information, contact Joyce Jaleel at 404-727-6557.

Carlos has story of Warhol’s Polaroids

Pop artist Andy Warhol’s use of a Polaroid Big Shot camera to create photographic “sketches” for his portraits and other work is the subject of a Sept. 16 talk at noon in the Carlos Museum reception hall.

Joe Madura, art history graduate student and Andrew W. Mellon intern at the Carlos, will discuss the relationship between these “sketches” and the final portraits of actors, athletes, socialites and others as part of the museum’s Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series.

The discussion is in conjunction with “Andy Warhol’s Polaroid Portraits,” on view at the museum through Dec. 14.