Emory arts: Collection acquired and Trethewey to celebrate poet YeatsMain Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
Emory University has acquired records and artists’ books from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, known as The Contemporary, and Nexus Press.
Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library obtained rare artists’ books, newsletters, exhibition files, and catalogs that show “crucial moments in Atlanta’s history, such as the rise of African American political power in the city, white flight to the suburbs, the HIV/AIDS crisis, the emergence of the Moral Majority, the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the redevelopment of the city’s central business district and surrounding areas,” according to a press release.
Materials from the collection will be part of an exhibit entitled “Artists’ Books and Archives from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, and Nexus Press” at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, starting August 20.
In other Emory University arts news, a celebration of the 150th birthday of Irish poet W.B. Yeats is happening at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on June 13th.
Former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey and former Georgia poet laureate David Bottoms will take part in the gala. A museum announcement explains, “June 13, 1865 marks the birthday 150 years ago of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats. In honor of that occasion, the Irish Consulate of Atlanta under Consul General Paul Gleeson is partnering with the W.B. Yeats Foundation’s James W. Flannery to organize a gala program of poetry, music, song, drama and stories featuring some of Atlanta’s leading artistic and academic figures.”