Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 42% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Discover the stories of civilizations through more than 17,000 works of art from ancient Egypt and the Americas to Africa and Asia

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$13 for a museum audio-tour package for two (a $20 total value)
$23 for a museum audio tour package for four (a $40 total value)

  • Museum admission (an $8 value per person)
  • Self-guided audio tour (a $2 value per person)

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Tiberius, Rome's second emperor, stares at each visitor who enters the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. His eyes are steady, his expression one of quiet contemplation, and his head—thanks to the Museum's in-house conservation team—a vision of white Parian marble. The Museum, located on Emory University's campus, exhibits more than 17,000 artifacts like this one. Through diverse displays, they transport visitors back to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Tiberius is certainly one of the Museum's more prominent pieces, but it is by no means the oldest. The Greek and Roman collection encompasses Neolithic works that stretch back to 4,000 BC. Egyptian exhibits travel back even further into civilization's earliest prehistory. Many of the coffins and mummies come from one of Emory's own, Professor William Shelton. He traveled to Egypt in 1920, and among other things, brought back the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Americas, the Old Kingdom Mummy.

Other galleries contain 2,300 objects from the ancient Americas. More still travel deep into South Asia, allowing visitors to view one of the Museum's more significant pieces: a rare sculpture of the 18-armed cosmic Vishnu above his numerous attendants—a reflection of the stunning artistry of India's medieval period.

Such a sprawling and eclectic collection would perhaps be overwhelming if not for the Museum's educational programs. History and art experts lead tours and teach classes for both adults and children, including a regularly occurring session on Saturdays known as "Artful Stories at the Museum." During these free events, kids hear stories of ancient civilizations, before creating their own works of art based on the day's teachings.

Customer Reviews

Loved it!! Information nicely arranged, audio tour enhanceded the experience. Will definitely return.
Tara W. · 6 hours ago
My girlfriend and I had a great time. We didn't get a chance to thoroughly see every exhibit since it was closing but we plan on going back and taking our time to see everything. I wanted to see king tut but one of the employees said he is currently being shown in a different state
Eric S. · 4 days ago
The staff was wonderful very knowledgeable and helpful. Some exhibits where closed but the rest was wonderful. My kids really enjoyed it.
Yamilka S. · September 18, 2017

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