Weekend Arts Agenda: Doorway to an Enlightened World opens March 17 2016

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University debuts the highly anticipated exhibit, Doorway to an Enlightened World: the Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection, with the opening reception set for Sat., March 19, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The exhibit features more than 120 pieces of Tibetan Buddhist art from the Tibetan Plateau, China, and Mongolia, spanning from the 15th century to the 18th century. Alice S. Kandell collected the pieces from Tibet, Sikkim, and Ladakh over the course of four decades before donating them to the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Doorway to an Enlightened World runs thru Nov. 27.


›› As part of the Community Conversations Series, http://www.atlantaregional.com/the Atlanta Regional Commission hosts Beyond the Numbers: What Recent Research (and Controversy) Tells Us About the Future of the Arts at the Woodruff Arts Center Thurs., March 17, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Lead by Talia Gibbs of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Charles Jensen of the Coburn School, the discussion examines the current and future states of art, the roles of artists and organizations, and changes artists need to prepare for. 

›› The Seedling Project brings Mr. Marmalade to the Downtown Players Club Fri., March 18, at 8 p.m. Set in New Jersey, Noah Haidle's comedic play centers around Lucy, a four-year-old girl, and Mr. Marmalade, her imaginary friend who likes uppers and porn. 

Mr. Marmalade runs thru March 21. 

›› The Auburn Avenue Research Library and the Cinnamon Traveler-Heritage Trust present a screening of Gloria Rolando's documentary film, Reembarque/Reshipment, at the www.hammondshouse.org/" rel="external">Hammond House Library Sat. March 19, at 7 p.m. Her film examines the exploitation and deportation of Haitian migrant workers from Cuban plantations during the 20th century. Rolando, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, takes questions and discusses her work following the screening. 

Daniel Black Book Signing at Hammonds House Museum (Thurs., March 17, at 6:30 p.m.)
Markus Zusak Artist Talk at the Breman Museum (Thurs., March 17, at 7 p.m.)
Cliterati Open No Mic Featuring Tawney Powell at Charis Books (Thurs., March 17, from 7:30-9 p.m.)
Cat in the Hat at Springer Opera House (Fri., March 18-Sat. March 19, at 7 p.m., Sun., March 20, at 2 p.m.)
Beth Gylys Artist Talk at Decatur Library (Sat., March 19, from noon-2 p.m.)
Exploring a New Black Cinematic Vernacular at Hammonds House Museum (Sat., March 19, at 7 p.m.)
Paul S. Sutter Artist Talk at Decatur Library (Mon., March 21, from 7:15-9 p.m.)
Lloyd Pratt Artist Talk at Decatur Library (Tues., March 22, from 7:15-9 p.m.)

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