Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 Directions
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Report | a month ago
Small museum but very interesting collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, plus special exhibits. One of the hidden treasures of Atlanta! Very educational, lots of detailed information about the objects displayed.
Report | 2 months ago
Nice little museum with good sarcophagus and mummy displays.
Report | 2 months ago
Be sure to get the recorder because they tell interesting information
Report | 3 months ago
There's a lot to see make sure you have a full free day or else you won't enjoy it
Report | 3 months ago
definitely do audio tour
Report | 4 months ago
The audio tour was great and our 6 year old loved it! She wanted to listen to every stop!
Report | 4 months ago
3rd floor exhibition was closed due to preparation for a new one starting january 31st. This museum is a hidden gem.
Report | 4 months ago
We really enjoyed it! Had different exhibits to go through. We took my 11 and 9 year old and they were kind of board half way through but we enjoyed it and would go back
Report | 4 months ago
Definitely need the Headsets, otherwise there is so much little minutia you wont be able to focus on important artifacts.
Report | 5 months ago
This is a hidden gem, and I mean hidden in the sense that parking is a little bit away, signs can be confusing, and campus personell don't even know it's there. But once you're inside it's marvelous! Beautiful pieces on loan from the Met, others that could be in the Louve or the British Muesum. It's easily the best antiquities Muesum in the South.
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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.

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