Emory Report
August 3, 2009
Volume 61, Number 36


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August 3, 2009
Advance Notice

Biblical works coming to Carlos
A collection of 16th century Bible illustrations from Dutch and Flemish masters comes to the Carlos Museum Oct. 17 through Jan. 24, 2010.

“Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century,” consisting of approximately 80 engravings and woodcuts, explores the ways in which printed illustrations of Biblical and other religious themes supplemented and magnified the texts they accompanied during a period of dramatic religious and political upheaval.

Atlanta is the only other destination for the exhibit, currently on view at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York. Illustrations are on loan from 13 institutions including the British Museum and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Also included are key items from Emory University Libraries, including five rare volumes of the Antwerp Polyglot Bible.

Tickets on sale for NPR event; dance
Tickets are on sale for the live recording of “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley Nov. 4 in the Schwartz Center, and the Atlanta debut of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet on Feb. 24–26, 2010.

“From the Top’s” 10th anniversary tour of its hit NPR show features musical performances and interviews with young musicians from metro Atlanta. The internationally acclaimed Cedar Lake dance company presents a stripped-down look at renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin’s “Decadance 2007.”

Tickets for arts events go on sale to faculty, staff and students Sept. 9. For tickets or information: 404-727-5050, www.arts.emory.edu.

‘Sex Positive’ film benefits research
Atlanta’s only screening of “Sex Positive” will benefit HIV/AIDS vaccine research at the Emory Vaccine Center and HIV prevention counseling and mental health services provided by Positive Impact.

The documentary will be shown Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Rialto Center for the Arts. A pre-event reception begins at 7 p.m., with portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display, followed by the program at 8 p.m.

The film’s subject, Richard Berkowitz, will be in attendance. Berkowitz was a hustler in New York City who became an unlikely safe-sex advocate and co-author of the first safe sex manual, “Stayin’ Alive: The Invention of Safe Sex.“

Tickets can be purchased at www.positiveimpact-atl.org. This film is R-rated.

For more information, contact Holly Korschun ( 404-727-3990).