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The King Center’s Beloved Community International Expo | 8/25/2018


Travel around the world without leaving Atlanta during the Beloved Community International Expo on Saturday, August 25th at The King Center.

Open to all ages and free to attend, the expo will celebrate diverse cultures with music, dance and costumes from around the world! In collaboration with the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, local consul generals and other key partners, the Expo will transform The King Center campus and adjacent streets into our world house. Representatives from all 7 continents will provide educational and entertaining experiences reflecting their culture, religion, language, education and much more.

There will also be prizes, refreshments and a kids-zone hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park from 11am-5pm.

As an added bonus, there will be an open house at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Logistics

  • When: Saturday August 25, 2018 from 11 am – 7 pm
  • Where: The King Center | 449 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA
  • Registration is a must.

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Vesalius is 500 – 3/5/2015


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.

Click here for details.

De humani corporis fabrica

 

BIG ARTISTS. Small paintings.


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.

Adriaen Brouwer, Youth Making a Face

tickets on sale


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.

Picture by JP Kalmeijer

 

Guided Tour – KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS


Source: Africa Atlanta 2014

The Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta is pleased to invite you to a private guided tour of the exhibition KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS, curated by the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren and the Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida in Gainesville.

Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta has kindly accepted to be our expert guide.

The tours will take place at the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library located at 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 on the following dates:

  • Tuesday August 12th  at 12.30 pm
  • Thursday August 14th  at 12.30 pm
  • Sunday August 17th at  2 pm
  • Tuesday August 26th at 12.30 pm

Entry fees:

  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (60+), Military & Students with IDs: $6
  • 16 and under: Free
  • Parking: Free

Kindly reserve your place by e-mail to atlanta@diplobel.fed.be.  A confirmation will be e-mailed to you.  Do not delay : only 20 persons will be accommodated per tour.

Kongo across the Waters


As part of “Africa Atlanta 2014”, the exhibition Kongo across the Waters showcases more than 120 pieces of art and artifacts from the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren. Exploring deeply the legacy of Africa’s Kongo culture, the artwork will be on display until September 21st at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307).

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.

Source: Africa Atlanta 2014

Source: Africa Atlanta 2014