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Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum located in Atlanta on the historic quadrangle of Emory University's main campus. The Carlos Museum has the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas. The collections are housed in a Michael Graves designed building which is open to the public.The Museum's collections comprise more than 16,000 works, and the facility attracts 120,000 visitors annually. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museum is a source of educational programming, providing lectures, symposia, workshops, performances, and festivals. The Carlos Museum also operates a teaching laboratory and conservation center, and publishes scholarly catalogues. The Museum also brings art, history, and archaeology to the classroom of Georgia children through its outreach program, Art Odyssey. The Carlos Museum also runs Odyssey Online, a Web site for school-age children that explores the various cultures reflected in the museum's collections.HistoryOne of the oldest museums in Georgia, the Museum's collections date back to 1876, when a general museum known as Emory College Museum was established on Emory University's original campus in Oxford, Georgia. After the university was relocated to Atlanta, a small group of professors officially founded the Emory University Museum in 1919. The collections were housed and displayed in various buildings around the campus.Over the years, Atlanta businessman Michael C. Carlos donated over $20 million to create a permanent home for the museum, which opened in 1985. The museum was renamed again to the Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology and was officially accredited by the American Alliance of Museums as a museum of antiquities and fine arts. Carlos died in December 2002 at the age of 75.
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  • This museum is on the Emory Campus. They have wonderful exhibits of Egyptian mummies. We went on a free day, and it doesn't take too long to do. They have a nice gift shop. They also have a few animal...  more »
  • I'm a student at Emory, and my sister came to visit. Since she's an anthropology and archaeology major, I thought she would enjoy the museum. We loved the ancient Egyptian artifacts. My sister is a hu...  more »
  • It's a museum with their items and displays labeled by students at Emory. The descriptions are endless and obviously written by overzealous students who think their every word is gold. The museum is n...  more »
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  • It's been years since I've been to a museum and I had a great experience. Great collection of Greek, native american and Egyptian artifacts. I was so happy to see also the Rosetta stone (though a copy of course.) The gift shop is amazing and i even bought a book on the famous Rosetta stone.
  • A cool little museum! Just when you think the exhibit hall ends there is another hallway of interesting artifacts (yet still a small museum)! A couple of their exhibits are currently under construction so we were slightly limited in our self-guided tour. I wish there was closer (and free) parking and more staff-guided tours. PS: The mummies are real!
  • This is a hidden treasure on the Emory University campus. A delightful collection of Egyptian artifacts, including real mummies. The section of The Americas is also grand. Just think how many smart, dedicated, determined individuals it took to discover, protect, transport, negotiate for, and house these thousands of ancient artifacts and relics so you and I can leisurely walk through, oohing and ahing! Amazing!
  • I enjoyed our visit. A lot of neat things.. not really good to take 5 year olds.. Didn't let me read most of the info. But it was extremely informative...is not a big museum which is good... we did the exhibitions fairly quickly . after visiting the museum we went to have ice cream... it was a great day.
  • It was free after 1p. Great for my kid. They loved the mummies!