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Spring book sale, two lectures at the Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum will host three events this week including two lectures and the annual end-of-the-academic year sale at the bookshop.

Book sale

Think Mother's Day, gifts for graduates and even summer reading and visit the museum bookshop, which starts a two-day spring clearance event on Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., continuing through Saturday, April 26.

All books and gifts within the bookshop will be 20 percent off, including  already-reduced merchandise. The bookshop restocks price-reduced sale books in front of the store, which will be discounted an extra 20 percent.

However, membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with the special sale. Among the books available for sale will be "Classical Interiors" by Elizabeth Dowling who will give a lecture this week.


AntiquiTEA will be held Tuesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. Attendees can enjoy afternoon tea and scones as senior lecturer in the Department of religion, Tara Doyle, discusses a red sandstone sculpture of the seated Buddha from the first century A.D.

"This magnificent first-century red sandstone Buddha image from Mathura, India, is one of the finest of its kind in the United States," says Doyle. "In this talk, I will discuss some of the recent scholarship on the emergence of Buddha images in ancient India, which did not occur until approximately this period, as well as on how a practitioner might have 'read,' experienced, and interacted with a piece such as this."

On Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., Professor Emerita of Architecture at Georgia Tech Elizabeth Dowling will discuss her recent book "Classical Interiors: Historical and Contemporary."  Dowling will use 19th century paintings and current photography to explore residential interiors and demonstrate the importance of classical architecture in design.

The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Reception Hall on Level Three. The bookshop is located on Level One of the museum.

Visit the Carlos Museum website for more information.

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