Opened Sept - Feb, 2003

An exhibition presenting the work of this internationally recognized architectural firm and highlighting innovative technologies in sustainable design. Instead of limiting ourselves, McDonough suggests we should marshal our design intelligence to fulfill our needs differently. This exhibition looks to explore avenues of applicable expressions, and find increased understanding of this "second industrial revolution".

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Opened Oct - Feb, 2003

Student Design for Sustainability, Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture. This exhibition presents various sketches, models and projects and drawings from Georgia Tech students.

Schedule subject to change, please call for confirmation: (404) 688-2467, ext. 307

   
   



The exhibit features near life-size and smaller terra cotta sculptures made by Tamil Nadu artists from southern India and is on loan from the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (one of the Smithsonian museums) in Washington, DC. This is the first exhibit using loan objects from the Smithsonian since the Atlanta International Museum became an affiliate institution. The statues are placed in a recreated environment representative of how they are found in Tamil Nadu village communities. Of special interest are two large terra cotta pieces, a horse and a bull. Large cylinders were wheel-thrown on the wheel to form the legs, and then the piece was completed using coil and slab methods. These pieces are offerings to please the gods and protect the village.

In addition, there is an installation of Kolam, a decorative technique used by women of India to paint the entrance and threshold of their homes with colored powders in intricate geometric designs. These ephemeral "painted prayers" honor Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune.

OPENED WINTER 2002

 

The following is a listing of other past exhibits mounted by the Museum since its inception:

AFRICAN AMERICAN GARDENS in the rural South

MAGIC AND MASTERY: Contemporary Japanese Textiles from NUNO

THE ARABS: AN AMERICAN STORY

AT HOME WITH OUR NEIGHBORS FROM THE NORTH

A BREEZE FROM THE GARDENS OF PERSIA: New art from Iran

VISIONS AND VOICES: Africa to America

THE ART OF NEON SCIENCE, LIGHT AND FORM

TWO PERSPECTIVES IN FORM: Basketry of Michael Davis & Leon Niehues

ABSCHIED DER MODERNE (FAREWELL TO THE AGE OF THE MODERNS): Who's Afraid of the Brandenburg Gate?

FOR GOD'S EYES: Plates and Vases

THE MIDAS TOUCH: Metal Objects and Handwoven Tapestries

REMEMBRANCE AND PRESENCE: Architecture of Indian Synagogues and Contemporary Menorahs

THE TARTAN: Cultural Fabric of a Nation

THE ELEPHANT KINGDOM: A Thai Experience

ART OF THE NDEBELE: Evolution of a Cultural Identity

SMALL EXPRESSIONS

SHOWING OFF TIME

ENCORE!

POP GOES THE PLASTIC: The Visual and Cultural Aesthetic of a New Technology, 1960-1975

VISIONS: International Children's Art

CULTURE AND CONSTRUCT: American Architects Abroad

BALANCE: Art of the Asmat

AN ENCHANTED EVENING: Nativities from Around the World

THE OBATA LEGACY: Three Generations of Art & Design

THE ART OF PUERTO RICO

THE SCROLL PAINTINGS OF HEILONGJIANG: From the Province of the Black Dragon

WAYS OF WELCOMING: Greeting Rituals from Around the World

SPOTLIGHT '95: Southeastern Contemporary Crafts

WINTERFEST '95: International Arts & Crafts

THE SAAMI: People of the Sun and Wind & Handicrafts of the Reindeer People

UNRAVELING THE SARI

GEORG JENSEN SILVER AND 75 YEARS OF DANISH CHAIR DESIGN

ARTS OF KENYA, ARTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE

DISTANT VISION: International Influences on Georgia Artists

ONE OF A KIND: Contemporary Furniture from the Southeast

PUZZLES: Beyond the Borders of the Mind

ENGLISH SILVER: Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden from the Campbell Collection

SANTOS FROM THE PHILIPPINES

DEVILBISS PERFUMIZERS: From the Harvey K. Littleton Collection

BALINESE TRADITIONAL MASKS

WOODCARVERS OF OAXACA

GUATEMALA: Life & Art Under the Volcanoes

JAPANESE TSUZURE-ORI: The Ancient Art of Fingernail Weaving

SILVER-New Forms and Expressions

AMERICAN CRAFTS-A New Decade

CONTAINERS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

JEWELRY SELECTIONS FROM THE MCCLATCHEY COLLECTION

TURKESTAN-Carpets, Textiles, and Costumes

THE JEWS OF KAIPHONG
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