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'Indigenous Beauty'

The current exhibit at the Michael C. Carlos Museum features 122 masterworks of American Indian art from the Diker collection. Including artists from many tribes and nations, the exhibit reveals the products of complex and intertwined histories that together convey a breadth and variety of the Native American experience in North America. Among other programming connected to the exhibit, renowned Native American scholars will discuss their research at the Carlos on Sunday, November 1, at 2 p.m., including Emory English Professor Craig Womack, who is working to revive the tradition of the Creek fiddle dance. On November 2, at 7:30 p.m., Billy Allin, chef of Atlanta's Cakes & Ale restaurant, will offer a cooking class based on "the three sisters," a.k.a., corn, beans, and squash, that were considered precious gifts of the Great Spirit and often are grown and cooked together in Native American cuisines.