Math Street Fair Coming to Decatur

Yes, you read that right.  A new math-themed street fair is coming to Decatur this Friday, April 13th!

The Gathering 4 Gardener Foundation is hosting its biennial conference this week including a first-ever street fair for all ages in downtown Decatur’s Depot District (East Howard Ave. from Sycamore Place to Hillyer Place).

From the event website:

G4G13—the 13th Biennial Gathering 4 Gardner Conference Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Gardner—to Host Public Events in Atlanta and Decatur for First Time, Including: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Constructions, Magic Performances, M.C. Escher Exhibit Sneak Peak, and Three Free Public Lectures.

Four Major Free Public Events Open to All:

Erno Rubik1. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, Georgia Tech: a very rare public appearance by the Hungarian inventor of Rubik’s Cube, “In Conversation With Ernő Rubik” (Clough Auditorium 152).


2. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek (in Decatur’s Depot District).


3. At 8 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: lecture by Moravian College Professor Doris Schattschneideron “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” (at Decatur Presbyterian Church).


At 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15, downtown Atlanta: lecture and musical performance by Princeton University Professor and Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava (Fulton County Central Library)

Leave your high school geometry memories behind and come out to these cool events.

Photos courtesy of G4G13.

Free Admission to Emory’s Carlos Museum – Tuesday, May 18th

In celebration of International Museum Day, Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum will be open free to the public on Tuesday, May 18th.  Here’s a snippet from the press release…

ATLANTA, MAY 3, 2010—The Michael C. Carlos Museum will offer free admission on May 18 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) celebration of International Museum Day. Participation by AAMD member museums will focus attention on the important roles that art museums serve in their communities, further showcase their remarkable collections, and increase opportunities for audiences to engage with the many educational programs art museums offer.

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