Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

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#12 of 37 in Museums in Atlanta
Discover the stories of civilizations! Located at the heart of Emory's campus, the Michael C. Carlos Museum is Georgia's premier museum devoted to the art and history of world cultures. Founded in 1919, it is home to the Southeast's most distinguished collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Nubia, the Near East, Asia, Africa, the Americas,and works-on-paper from the Renaissance to the present. Patrons can enjoy an array of educational opportunities, including special exhibitions, lectures, audio tours, family guides, gallery talks, children's programs and summer camps, interactive technology, films, internships, and much more. The Carlos Museum, where discovery begins...
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  • Whenever I am around Emory add an event I always go to the Carlos Museum. I loved the Hindu culture exhibit. I also love the gift shop. It’s reasonably priced and has a very unique items of jewelry...  more »
  • We had a wonderful time here looking at the mummies and artifacts. Small museum but mighty. Check out the little dog mummy they have. We went on a Sunday, so parking was free. Emory has a visitor...  more »
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  • I was very pleased with the size of the facility and the quality pieces of artwork on display. There were exhibits from Africa, Asia, India, North American Indian, Greece, Rome, etc... Its almost as if your literally walking through history. There was so much to see. Expect to be there for at least 2 hours if you truly want to immerse yourself in the different cultures represented. You CAN take pictures, but NO FLASH allowed! ENJOY!
  • Excellent collection of ancient (south) American, Greek, Roman artefacts. A nice Indian (India) exhibit too. Wear comfortable shoes, the floor is hard on feet and knees and there are very few benches to sit. Third floor had visiting exhibits and coffee shop (closed when We visited). Plenty of restaurants close by. Admission price is reasonable for such a collection and spent an enjoyable day there.
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