Today's side deal provides three access options to the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, which has used its Emory University lair to house art objects from around the globe since 1876. The collections include jewelry, statues, sculptures, and other artifacts from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, as well as works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. The museum also features special exhibitions, such as the current exhibit of Indian jewelry. Choose one of three admission deals:
- $8 for a day's admission plus audio tour for two people (a $20 value)
- $30 for a Friend Membership (a $60 value)
- $45 for a Family Membership (a $90 value)
The day's admission for two includes the self-guided audio tour, allowing you to explore the museum at your own pace. The Friend Membership guarantees admission for one or two adults for one year (including complimentary use of audio tours), Member Day Special Exhibition previews, a subscription to the museum e-newsletter, a 10% discount in the museum bookshop, two one-time guest passes, and free or discounted admission to museum workshops, lectures, and films. The Family Membership includes admission for two adults and their children, as well as all of the Friend Membership benefits plus family-oriented extras, such as advance notice of children's programs, four tickets to each Emory Chamber Choir performance, and discounted priority registration for Camp Carlos.
- Allow at least an hour to see the collections. There are many interesting workshops, lectures, films, and gallery tours here; call to find out what's on during your stay. A nice museum shop tempts with a variety of educational books and gifts, as well as jewelry inspired by the collections. – Frommer's
- The staff and ambience was wonderful. The experience was a [sic] educational and informative. Thank you. – pbostrom, Citysearch
- Fantastic facility!!! The Michael C. Carlos Museum never fails to satisfy...! – jojoman1, Citysearch
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.
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