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Georgia Chapter Events (Atlanta)

Georgia Chapter Events (Atlanta)

February 2018

02/01/2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Assistant Professor at Emory’s Oxford College, will discuss the different approaches the ancient Egyptians took to recognizing, managing, and revering the natural deconstruction of the body. While there is no doubt that mummification was an incredibly important element of the ancient Egyptian mortuary sphere, other natural transformations of the physical body were just as critical to the post-mortem process. Much like many other components of the ancient Egyptian worldview, decomposition was recorded in the religious texts in both negative and positive ways.

Chapter: Georgia

02/10/2018

Special Egyptian Exhibition, February 10 - November 11, 2018

Carlos Museum, Level Three, Regular Museum Hours 

The Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum are undergoing renovation. While this process is occurring, the Carlos Museum will host a special exhibition centered on the important role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features many objects from the Brooklyn Museum, which is renowned for its Egyptian collection, as well as material from the Carlos’s own collection.

Chapter: Georgia

02/11/2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Exhibition curator Yekaterina Barbash, of the Brooklyn Museum, explores the various roles of cats and lions in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to lions to mythic divine creatures, felines played an important role in Egypt for thousands of years. Likely domesticated in ancient Egypt, cats were revered for their fertility and valued for their ability to protect homes and granaries from vermin. Cats were viewed through many dimensions related to security, fecundity, motherly care and royalty. They possessed both protective and dangerous qualities in the ancient Egyptian system of beliefs. The ferocious lioness Sakhmet, or the cat, Bastet, are the best-known examples from a long list of divine felines, but numerous other felines were just as significant.

Chapter: Georgia

02/20/2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Carlos Museum, Exhibition Galleries, Emory University 

Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Carlos Museum Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, leads visitors through the Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt exhibition. Dr. Hartwig did a great deal of coordinating and planning for this special exhibition. Further, Dr. Hartwig has been deeply involved with planning the renovation of the Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum.

Space is limited and a reservation is required by calling 404-727-6118.

Chapter: Georgia

02/22/2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, explores the fascinating and complex imagery of the ancient Egyptian divine being – Bes. Often presented as a bearded dwarf, Bes also displayed leonine aspects that were at once fearsome and protective. Not only worshipped at the lowest and highest levels of society, Bes was immensely popular across time – still intriguing audiences today.

Chapter: Georgia

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