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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

 

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Garden Lights, holiday nights – 12/14


Join us for a lightacular beATL-time event on Sunday December 14that 5 pm.  As the end-of-the-year festivities are around the corner, there is no better start than a twinkling stroll in the botanical gardens glowing to impress with more than 1 million energy-efficient LED little lights.  The Great Lawn is transformed for the occasion into “Orchestral Orbs” – a one-of-a-kind topiary light show choreographed to holiday music.  Bring your kids along… they will be thrilled to meet Lumina, a magical live character!

Not only will you be enchanted by those sparkling attractions in the middle of the city but this is the perfect opportunity to meet new faces.

Our self-guided tour will end up at the Glow Bar … sip a “Rudolf”, its signature cocktail, or enjoy a hot cider with your new friends.

Experience our beATL-time: RSVP and purchase your ticket(s) online.  Hurry: there are only a limited number of tickets available per evening.

Logistics:

  • Meet us at the main entrance (fountain) on Sunday December 14th at 5 pm.
  • Tickets for our chosen night are as follow: $20 Adult ($17 Member) | $14 Child age 3 -12 ($11 Member) | Child under 3 free.
  • Advanced tickets are highly recommended as there are only a limited number of tickets available per evening.
  • Tickets valid only for show date selected at purchase; non-transferable to another night; non-refundable; no rain checks.
  • Guest passes not accepted for this special event.
  • Everyone needs a ticket, including Garden members and all children.
  • No rain checks. Bring raincoats and umbrellas to see reflections of the lights enhanced by wet surfaces.
  • Limited $5 event parking is available on site in the SAGE Parking Facility. Take the Garden elevator to level 5R.  Multi-Visit Parking Passes are accepted.  Expect huge traffic so plan your arrival accordingly!
  • Dress accordingly for this outdoor walking experience!
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden | 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | 404-876-5859
  • Call Patricia @ 678-386-3896 or Alexandra @ 678-602-9132  if you are stuck in traffic:)
photography: JP Kalmeijer

photography: JP Kalmeijer

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