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  • Exhibit
    Ongoing Exhibit, Museum Hours - Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Cir., Atlanta
    Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California, among many others. These materials were sacred to their makers and those who used these special containers. So too was the way each was made with coiling, especially poignant, symbolizing for many groups the path of human emergence from inside earth and the movement of the spirits between realms. This exhibition explores the intersection between material, making, and meaning in the fragile basketry art of the Southeast to the Southwest and up into the Arctic. Entry to the exhibit is included in the price of museum admission.
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  • Lecture
    January 6, February 3, and March 3, 6:30 pm — Meeting Room, Kenton Branch–Multnomah County Library, 8226 N. Denver Ave., Portland
    Psychobiography is the analysis of historically significant lives through the use of psychological theory and research. Its aim is to understand persons, and to uncover the private motives behind public acts, whether those acts involve the making of art or the creation of scientific theories, or the adoption of political decisions. William Todd Schultz is a world renowned psychobiographer and personality scientist. He is the author of three books exploring connections between psychology and art: one on writer Truman Capote (Tiny Terror), one on photographer Diane Arbus (An Emergency in Slow Motion), and one on musician Elliott Smith (Torment Saint). He has also written articles or book chapters on Sylvia Plath, Kafka, Jack Kerouac, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, James Agee, and others. He oversees the Oxford University Press book series Inner Lives, and his essays have appeared in Slate, Huffington Post, Salon, the Spectator, and other outlets. See the website for each evening's topic. This event is free to attend.
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