Please join the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and the Atlanta Belgian Consulate in celebrating the 500th birthday of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius. This event will be held in the Emory University School of Medicine’s Williams Medical Education Building, Lecture Auditorium Room 120, from 12-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
The program will begin with lunch at noon across from the lecture room, followed at 12:30 p.m. by opening remarks from Emory faculty member Dr. Robert Gaynes and two lectures by special guests: Theo Dirix, author of “In Search of Andreas Vesalius: The Quest for the Lost Grave” and Pascale Pollier, biomedical artist sculpting life-size reconstruction of Vesalius which will be cast in bronze and placed on display on Zakynthos Island in Greece, where the famed anatomist died.
On display at the event will be Emory’s 1543 copy of “De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem” by Vesalius, one of history’s most influential books on human anatomy, as well as the two-volume annotated translation of that work, “The Fabric of the Human Body,” produced by Karger Publishers in 2014.
The program is in conjunction with the Fabrica Vitae touring exhibition that supports the new book, which is taking place primarily in Europe but also includes a stop at Saint Louis University.
Until the 4th of January 2015, the North-Carolina Museum of Art hosts a unique collection of 66 Flemish and Dutch masters called “Small Treasures”. The collection shows a variety of portrait formats painted by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen, van Dyck, Brouwer, Teniers, Hals and many others. This is an extraordinary occasion to see these masterpieces who are normally not accessible to the public. Further information about this exhibition, click here.
It has already been announced in our ‘upcoming events‘ article … on Sunday December 14th (entry at 5.15 pm sharp – details to follow closer to the date), beATL is taking you for a magical tour at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year’s electrified extravaganza promises to be hot, hot, hot with all new color schemes, special guest appearances by the Butterflies, Frogs, Unicorn, and Shaggy Dog of Imaginary Worlds. Favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.
Tickets for this very popular annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights went on sale earlier today. We are not sure how fast they will go but we don’t want you to miss the chance to be with us. Tickets available online (Facility Fees: $3.55/ticket), at Garden Admissions (cheapest way) or at 1-855-454-6849 (it cost you more than online – Facility + Phone Fees!).
Know before you glow:
• Advance tickets are encouraged to speed entry.
• Everyone needs a ticket, including Garden members and all children.
• Guest passes are not accepted for this special event.
• Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to other dates. • Rain or shine. No rain checks.
• Dress appropriately for this outdoor walking experience.
• Limited $10 event parking is available on-site. $5 for cars with more than 3 people.
• Multi-Visit Parking Passes are accepted.
• Outside food and beverages not permitted.
Africa Atlanta 2014 is a citywide year-long series of art exhibits, lectures, performances and conferences highlighting Atlanta as a nexus for reinventing the cultural and economic bonds among Africa, Europe and the Americas.