3 must-see fall exhibits at Atlanta museums

Including an ’Ebony’ fashion showcase, Emory’s biblical art, and E.K. Huckaby’s daring techniques
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Ebony: Fabrice (United States), Cocktail Dress and Men's Coordinating Dress Shirt, Ready-to-Wear, Spring/Summer 1990: Silk Crepe, Glass Beads: Appeared in Freedom Explosion: Photograph by John Alderson. Copyright of Chicago Historical Society
Ebony: Fabrice (United States), Cocktail Dress and Men’s Coordinating Dress Shirt, Ready-to-Wear, Spring/Summer 1990: Silk Crepe, Glass Beads: Appeared in Freedom Explosion: Photograph by John Alderson. Copyright of Chicago Historical Society

While segregation kept many African American fashionistas out of shops, Ebony magazine brought designers like Dior and de la Renta to them through a traveling fashion show. That legacy is celebrated in Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of “Ebony” Fashion Fair at the Museum of Design Atlanta. October 19–January 4, 2015, museumofdesign.org

God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings at the Michael C. Carlos Museum draws on Emory’s collections and includes the famed Dürer etching Adam and Eve.
September 12–December 7, carlos.emory.edu

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Working Artist Project for 2013–2014 includes an exhibition by E.K. Huckaby, a native of Thomaston, Georgia, known for mixed media and daring techniques. September 27–November 29, mocaga.org

This article originally appeared in out September 2014 issue.

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