From the sublime to the tragic: the Eternal City is the subject of “Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome,” an exhibit of 300 prints, books and maps dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Opening August 24 at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, it also includes “Virtual Rome,” an interactive tour of the city based on the famous 17th-century bird’s eye view map by Giovanni Battista Falda.
On August 28, author Mark Binelli will speak about Detroit, a city at the verge of hospice. Or is it? Hearteningly, he’s titled his presentation, “Fabulous Ruin: How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings, and the Long Shot Plan to Shrink a Major American City.”