Civic Groups Michael Carlos Museum

Published on August 8th, 2016 |

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Carlos Museum education director to speak Aug. 11 to Buckhead Business Assn.

Elizabeth Hornor, the Marguerite Colville Ingram Director of Education at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, will be the principal speaker at the Aug. 11 breakfast meeting of the Buckhead Business Association at The City Club of Buckhead.Carlos Museum education

Hornor is responsible for the development and implementation of interpretative programs and materials for the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the museum, which is located at 571 South Kilgo Circle in Atlanta. She will speak about the Tibetan Shrine Exhibition.

During her 25-year tenure at the Carlos, Hornor has worked to integrate the museum into the intellectual life of the university and the Atlanta community by developing innovative public programs for people of all ages, leading faculty members to describe the Museum as “a model for what the arts should be on campus and in the city.”

She has also developed cutting-edge uses of technology for a variety of audiences in the galleries and on the web including Odyssey Online, an award-winning website for elementary and middle schools students and the Carlos Conversations series of podcasts.

Hornor’s past professional experience includes serving as the Curator of Education for Student and Family Programs at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Gallery Director for the Galveston Arts Center in Galveston, Texas.

She earned her BA and her Master’s Degree in art history from Emory University.

She has received numerous awards for her work including, National Art Educational Association Museum Educator of the Year/Southeast Region, Museum Professional of the Year from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, and the Emory University Award of Distinction, the highest honor bestowed on staff.

The BBA breakfast meeting is 7:30- 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at The City Club of Buckhead, on the 18th floor of the office building at 3343 Peachtree Road NE. The cost of attending is $10 for BBA Members who register in advance and $12 at the door. The cost for visitors and guests is $20 and includes continental breakfast and validated self-parking. Register online now!

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