Sun 04/28 Scrutiny: Mummies and Museums

Ambassadors of culture, or sensationalist and disrespectful? The display of ancient Egyptian mummies in museums, historically celebrated by visitors eager to learn more about ancient Egypt, is a practice increasingly called into question, with many wondering who ultimately dictates the fate of those who have been mummified. Join Egyptologists Salima Ikram and Heba Abd el-Gawad in conversation as they discuss the complexity of shifting practices and ideologies, the ethics of displaying ancient Egyptian mummies in museums, and the ownership of ancient Egyptian culture.  Click here to register and click here to read more.

Time & Place: In light of recent events, Scrutiny: Mummies and Museums has been cancelled. Please be on the look out for updates. Thank you to all those who were looking forward to this event.

F 04/26 We Are Also Here. Maya Migrant Stories from Turtle Island

Join Dr. Emil’ Keme in discussing Mayan mirgrantion stories on Turtle Island.Register Here (Lunch Provided)

In due to recent events, We Are Also Here. Maya Migrant Stories from Turtle Island has been rescheduled to October 4, 2024. Thank you to all those who were looking forward to this event.

Time: Oct. 4, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

W 04/24 Curatorial Conversation: Nicholas Galanin & Miranda Kyle

Join Carlos Curator Miranda Kyle in conversation with Indigenous multimedia artist Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit and Unangax̂), whose work serves as a catalyst for dialogue about identity and change between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. This conversation takes place in celebration of the installation of his work I Think it Goes Like This (Gold), in the Art of the Americas galleries through a two-year loan from the Art Bridges Foundation. This event is made possible in part by the Grace Welch Blanton Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public, and registration is required. To read more and register.

Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Place: Ackerman Hall

T 02/06 Dr. Melanie Frye–Vnokeckv Omēcicen (Because of Love): Working with the Mvskoke Language

The Emory College Language Center host Dr. Melanie Frye, a proud citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as she discusses her advocation  for perpetuation and revitalization of the Mvskoke (Creek/Seminole) language and working with Native youth language and culture camps.

Click here for more information & Click here to register

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Place: Jones Room of Woodruff Library

T 12/5 Arts and Social Justice Project Showcase: How to Become a Caretaker

Emory University’s Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program (ASJ) presents a project showcase and community conversation Tuesday, December 5 at the Switchyards Downtown Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. and programming begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, registration is preferred.

Inspired by faith in the power of art to open spaces for conversation, community-making, and collective action, the ASJ Program brings Atlanta artists into Emory classrooms to help students translate their learning into creative activism in the name of social justice. Each artist is paired with an Emory faculty member to co-teach an existing course and design a relevant creative project for their students to produce throughout the semester.

A key concern of the ASJ program is connecting Emory students to Atlanta, partnering with Atlanta’s artists to give our students tools to work for change in their communities. Bringing our projects off the Emory campus and into Switchyards Downtown is part of that: connecting students with others in the city we all share. The event program includes live dance, theatrical skits, musical and spoken word performances. Prior to the performances, attendees are invited to explore multimedia art installations created in collaboration with Emory students, artist fellows, and additional Atlanta-based artists.

Click here to register for the showcase. *Transportation assistance is offered to Emory student who register before December 1.*

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Place: Switchyards Downtown Club (151 Ted Turner Drive Northwest Atlanta, GA 30303)

Th 11/30 Lessons in Radical Noticing and Reparative History on Mvskoke Land

On November 30,  Artist Bird Harris and students from HIST-285: Intro to Native American History will be installing their semester-in-the-making project How to Become a Caretaker: Lessons in Radical Noticing and Reparative History on Mvskoke Land.  Click here to register for the event.

As part of Emory’s Art & Social Justice program, students in HIST 285 have been learning how to see landscapes as living historical records. We’d like to invite you to our culminating exhibition which features collaborative artworks that are lessons in radical noticing and reparative history on Mvskoke land.

Curatorial text written by Matowacipi Horse C’24:

Recognizing the land as a living historical record tells us a story of transformation. We cannot stand here in the present moment without asking ourselves who has sustained, preserved and protected this land. As guests in a history still being written, students in HIST 285: Introduction to Native American History have created this exhibition to manifest physicality and action to Emory’s Land Acknowledgment “…Emory seeks to honor the Muscogee Nation and other Indigenous caretakers of this land by humbly seeking knowledge of their histories and committing to respectful stewardship of the land.”

Under the careful guidance of Dr. Loren Michael Mortimer and Bird Harris through Emory’s Arts and Social Justice Fellowship, students have been supported in asking how art can be a tool for expression, colonial resistance and education.

“How To Become A Caretaker” features works by Licia Brown, Matowacipi Horse, Anish Jha, Lydia Levy, Royce Mann, Jaanaki Radhakrishnan, Ted Wilson, Floyd Woolen and Bird Harris.

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Place: White Hall, 301 Dowman Dr NE