October 13, 2010

Advance Notice

Robert W. Woodruff in the spotlight

The life of Emory philanthropist and Coca-Cola CEO and visionary Robert W. Woodruff will be featured in a curator talk on Thursday, Oct. 21 by Randy Gue, a project archivist with Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

The talk will be at 6 p.m. in the Schatten and Corridor galleries of the Woodruff Library and is free and open to the public.

Gue, who spent two and half years processing Woodruff’s papers, will discuss two exhibitions running concurrently in the library, through March 25, about Woodruff’s life.

“The Future Belongs to the Discontented: The Life & Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff” is on exhibit in the Schatten gallery. In addition to photographs, Woodruff’s home movies spanning the 1920s to the 1960s will be shown on monitors in the gallery. They feature rare footage of downtown Atlanta in the 1920s.

Running concurrently in the Corridor Gallery is a boutique exhibition, “On Assignment: Photographs of Robert W. Woodruff,” in which photographer Jay B. Leviton reveals aspects of Woodruff’s multifaceted character. It is part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.

For more information, call 404.727.6887.

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