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Michael C. Carlos Museum

Michael C Carlos Museu Magnum
PHOTO CREDIT: Joeff Davis
Call: (404) 727-4282 or visit www.carlos.emory.edu
The building, designed by star-chitect Michael Graves, houses the Southeast's largest collection of ancient art from Egypt, Greece, Rome and Central America.

CANCELED: Family Event: Sand Painting

Saturday March 28, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Visit Acker...
Cost: Free-$10

CANCELED: Family Event: Sand Painting

Saturday March 28, 2020 10:00 am EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Visit Acker...
Cost: Free-$10

CANCELED: AntiquiTEA

Tuesday March 24, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Enjoy after...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: AntiquiTEA

Tuesday March 24, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Enjoy after...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: Homeschool Day: Mandalas and Rangoli: Traditions from Southeast Asia

Tuesday March 24, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. The Tibetan...
Cost: Free-$12

CANCELED: Vijaya Nagarajan Lecture

Sunday March 22, 2020 04:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Every day m...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: Sunday FUNday: Rangoli

Sunday March 22, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. Rangoli, gr...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: Transcendent Yoga

Thursday March 19, 2020 08:00 am EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. As part of ...
Cost: $65-$85

CANCELED: Transcendent Yoga

Tuesday March 17, 2020 05:30 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. As part of ...
Cost: $65-$85

CANCELED: Nix Mann Endowed Lecture

Monday March 16, 2020 07:30 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. What is ‘cl...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: Children’s Workshop: Storytelling in Comics

Sunday March 15, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. From his wo...
Cost: $15-$20

CANCELED: Artful Stories: Amma, Tell Me About…Durga Puja

Saturday March 14, 2020 10:00 am EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. In an immen...
Cost: Free

CANCELED: Artful Stories: Amma, Tell Me About…Durga Puja

Saturday March 14, 2020 10:00 am EDT
The Carlos Museum is open, and our standard operating hours remain unchanged. However, in accordance with current Emory University policy, docent-led tours have been canceled through the end of May, and our programs have been canceled or rescheduled. Visit carlos.emory.edu for updates. In an immen...
Cost: Free

Author Tour and Art Workshop: Warrior Queens with Vicky Shecter

Sunday March 8, 2020 02:00 pm EDT
Author Vicky Shecter will read from her latest book about six historical rebel queens and then lead a tour the galleries to explore images and stories of warrior women across the collections. After the tour, children will create their own warrior shields with artist Ana Vizurraga. For children age...
Cost: $20-$30

Gallery Talk on surrealist artist Unica Zürn

Wednesday March 4, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Join Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie for a gallery talk on the etchings and drawings by the German surrealist Unica Zürn in the exhibition This Strange Presence.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and online registration is required.

Cost: Free

Transcendent Deities Lecture

Sunday March 1, 2020 04:00 pm EST
Categories: Museum In a lecture titled “Marketing Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras,” Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion and South Asian Studies at Smith College examines the ways that gods have functioned like brands in the bazaar—defining reputations, what it means to be reputable...
Cost: Free

Transcendent Deities Lecture

Sunday March 1, 2020 04:00 pm EST
In 2002, India embarked on a plan to brand itself for investment and tourism with its “Incredible India” campaign, which brought together every government sector to market the nation. This was the beginning of “Brand India.” Now, after a huge influx of multinational products and advertising and a p...
Cost: Free

Laurie Patton on Who Owns Religion

Tuesday February 25, 2020 04:00 pm EST
Categories: Museum

Former Emory professor and current president of Middlebury College, Laurie Patton, discusses her new book Who Owns Religion? Scholars and Their Publics in the Late 20th Century, published by University of Chicago Press.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Emory's Department of Middl...
Cost: Free

Carlos Reads Palace of Illusions

Monday February 24, 2020 07:30 pm EST
In Palace of Illusions, award-winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni recasts the Mahabharata through the eyes of Panchaali (Draupadi), the fire-born heroine of the great epic. Married to five royal husbands, brothers who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest ...
Cost: $40-$60

Sunday FUNday: Amar Chitra Katha

Sunday February 23, 2020 01:00 pm EST
In 1967, Anant Pai started a comic book company called Amar Chitra Katha (“immortal picture stories” in Hindi), to retell classical works of Indian literature such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata in a contemporary, child-friendly format. Whether you’ve grown up with ACK or are experiencing them ...
Cost: Free

Sunday FUNday: Amar Chitra Katha

Sunday February 23, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids and Family In 1967, Anant Pai started a comic book company called Amar Chitra Katha (“immortal picture stories” in Hindi), to retell classical works of Indian literature such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata in a contemporary, child-friendly format. Whether you’ve grown up with A...
Cost: Free

Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts

Friday February 21, 2020 03:00 pm EST
Anthony Grafton considers the meaning and relevance of margin notes found in Renaissance texts. In this period, educated readers went through their texts pen in hand. They underlining passages, adding references to names and short summaries in the margins, and interpreting or responding to the text....
Cost: Free

Art History Lecture

Friday February 21, 2020 03:00 pm EST
Categories: Museum

In a lecture titled "Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts," Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton, considers the meaning and relevance of margin notes found in Renaissance texts.

In this period, educated readers we...
Cost: Free

Piranesi's Lost Book

Thursday February 20, 2020 06:00 pm EST
Heather Hyde Minor, Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame will present a lecture on Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "Lost Book." Piranesi was an 18th century artist famous for his architectural etchings of Rome.

Recommended Parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck Fishburne Parking Deck

Cost: Free

"Not the Classical Ideal" Gallery Talk

Wednesday February 19, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Join Curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen for a gallery talk titled ‘“Not the Classical Ideal‘: Unconventional Bodies and Bad Behaviors in Greek and Roman Art.”

This event is free and open to the Emory community and the public, but space is limited and online registration is required.

Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday February 18, 2020 04:00 pm EST
Categories: Museum

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Curator of African Art Amanda Hellman discusses how Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, traveled to Africa.

Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday February 18, 2020 04:00 pm EST
Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Curator of African Art Amanda Hellman discusses how Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, traveled to Africa.
Cost: Free

Artful Stories: Hanuman’s Adventure from Indian Tales Anthology

Saturday February 15, 2020 09:00 am EST
In this story from Kerala, India, children will hear about some of the amazing feats of Hanuman, monkey god and a hero of the Indian epic the Ramayana, before exploring the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India and another gallery that may be surprising, then head to the studio to make jewel-encr...
Cost: Free

Artful Stories: Hanuman’s Adventure from Indian Tales Anthology

Saturday February 15, 2020 09:00 am EST
Categories: Kids and Family In this story from Kerala, India, children will hear about some of the amazing feats of Hanuman, monkey god and a hero of the Indian epic the Ramayana, before exploring the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India and another gallery that may be surprising, then head to t...
Cost: Free

ECMSA Beethoven 2020: Violin and Cello Works I

Friday February 14, 2020 12:00 pm EST
The next installment of ECMSA Beethoven 2020 features Sissi Zhang on violin, Roy Harran on cello and William Ransom on piano. Beethoven works to be performed are the Variations for Cello, Violin Sonata No.3 and the Romance in G. ECMSA “Beethoven 2020” is a major year-long celebration of the 250th ...
Cost: Free

Transcendent Deities Conversation

Wednesday February 12, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Categories: Arts and Culture In a conversation titled “Guising as God,” Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger of Emory’s Department of Religion and Harshita Mruthinti Kamath of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies discuss the practice of vesham, using clothing and ornamentation to guise an...
Cost: Free

Transcendent Deities Conversation

Wednesday February 12, 2020 07:30 pm EST
In a conversation titled “Guising as God,” Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger of Emory’s Department of Religion and Harshita Mruthinti Kamath of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies discuss the practice of vesham, using clothing and ornamentation to guise and disguise, across a range of...
Cost: Free

Children’s Workshop: Making Paneer with Gauri

Sunday February 9, 2020 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids and Family The inexpensive and widely produced lithographic prints of Raja Ravi Varma featured in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine made it possible for many families to have images of the Hindu deities in their homes for the first t...
Cost: $15-$20

Children’s Workshop: Making Paneer with Gauri

Sunday February 9, 2020 02:00 pm EST
The inexpensive and widely produced lithographic prints of Raja Ravi Varma featured in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine made it possible for many families to have images of the Hindu deities in their homes for the first time. After exploring these i...
Cost: $15-$20

Egyptian Lecture

Tuesday February 4, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Old Kingdom Egypt is famous for its pyramids and kings, but beyond the royal monuments, how was the state actually run? Who had power and how was it being used? In a lecture titled "Power in Death: Mastabas and Provincial Elite Power in Old Kingdom Egypt," Dr. Jessica Tomkins, visiting assistant pro...
Cost: Free

Egyptian Lecture

Tuesday February 4, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Old Kingdom Egypt is famous for its pyramids and kings, but beyond the royal monuments, how was the state actually run? Who had power and how was it being used? In a lecture titled "Power in Death: Mastabas and Provincial Elite Power in Old Kingdom Egypt," Dr. Jessica Tomkins, visiting assistant pro...
Cost: Free

Carlos Reads Dothead

Monday February 3, 2020 07:30 pm EST
US Poet Laureate Billy Collins describes Amit Majmudar’s work as “nothing less than a torrent of poetic inventiveness driven by the inexhaustible poetic energy.” In Dothead, nuclear radiologist, novelist, and former poet laureate of Ohio, Amit Majmudar asserts claims of both the self and the other. ...
Cost: $25-$40

Pajama Concert

Friday January 31, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Enjoy musical bedtime stories performed by the Vega String Quartet with some hot chocolate and marshmallows—and if you like, wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.
Cost: Free

Sunday FUNday: Indian Block Printing

Sunday January 26, 2020 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids and Family Photographer Manjari Sharma worked with artisans in India to assemble massive dioramas as settings for her photographs of Hindu deities featured in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine. Children will look closely look at the ...
Cost: Free

Transcendent Yoga

Thursday January 23, 2020 08:00 am EST
As part of Emory’s Human Health and the Arts initiative, the Carlos Museum invites you to begin or end your day with yoga, surrounded by Manjari’s Sharma’s large-scale images of Lakshmi, Vishnu, Shiva and other Hindu gods and goddesses in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Oc...
Cost: $65-$85

Artist Talk with Abhishek Singh

Tuesday January 21, 2020 07:30 pm EST
Artist Abhishek Singh will discuss the painting of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha he created at various locations around the city, from the imagery taken from Indian religion and culture and his experiences caring for elephants to the experiences with students and members of the Atlanta community...
Cost: Free

Transcendent Yoga

Tuesday January 21, 2020 05:30 pm EST
As part of Emory's Embodied: A Celebration of Human Health and the Arts initiative, the Carlos Museum invites you to begin or end your day with yoga, surrounded by Manjari’s Sharma’s large-scale images of Lakshmi, Vishnu, Shiva and other Hindu gods and goddesses in the exhibition Transcendent Deitie...
Cost: $65-$85

Family Concert: Old St. Nick

Sunday December 15, 2019 04:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids

Old St. Nick himself returns to the Carlos to introduce some of his favorite classical works and give treats to good listeners.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Cost: Free

Santa's Favorite Chamber Music

Sunday December 15, 2019 04:00 pm EST
Old St. Nick himself returns to the Carlos to introduce some of his favorite classical works and give treats to good listeners.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Cost: Free

Artful Stories: Mahavira—The Hero of Nonviolence

Saturday December 14, 2019 10:00 am EST
Categories: Kids Under the image of a painting of the Jain cosmic man, children will hear the story of Mahavira, the twenty-fourth spiritual leader of the Jain religion, who was born a prince in India more than 2,600 years ago. He gave up his earthly possessions and lived a life devoted to teaching ...
Cost: Free

STEAM Teacher Series: Materiality and Invention

Saturday December 7, 2019 09:30 am EST
Explore the innovative impulse of humankind and the beginnings of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math throughout time and across the globe at the Carlos Museum. In this interactive workshop, educators will learn about the innovations of ancient American, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, and M...
Cost: $50

Emory's Young Artists

Friday December 6, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Some of Emory’s most outstanding undergraduate students from the Department of Music perform in this annual showcase of Emory talent.

Recommended parking: Fishburne Parking Deck, Oxford Road Parking Deck

Cost: Free

Bookshop Holiday Sale

Friday December 6, 2019 10:00 am EST
Visit the Carlos Museum Bookshop for its annual two-day holiday sale, when all merchandise (including sale and bargain books) will be discounted 20%. Come browse shelves filled with books for all ages on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, myths, contemporary world fiction, graphic ...
Cost: Free

Kevin Young poetry reading & pre-event reception

Thursday December 5, 2019 05:30 pm EST
Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young will read from his most recent book of poetry, “Brown.” A reception will precede the reading, and a book signing will follow. Young, who served as curator of literary collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at the Rose Library...
Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday December 3, 2019 04:00 pm EST
In 2010, the late Thalia N. Carlos purchased a 5th-century BC red-figure column krater with an image of Orpheus among the Thracians in honor of Atlanta Symphony Director Robert Spano. Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Curator of Greek and Roman Art Ruth Allen discusses the story of Orpheus and its...
Cost: Free

Sunday FUNday: Drypoint Printmaking

Sunday November 24, 2019 01:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids and Families The allegorical prints in the special exhibition Through a Glass, Darkly were made with intaglio techniques in which the image was incised or scratched into a copper plate or other surface before inking the plate, layering with paper, and running through an etching pres...
Cost: Free

James Meyer Lecture: The End of the Sixties

Thursday November 21, 2019 06:00 pm EST
The Art History Department presents an Endowed Lecture by James Meyer, Curator of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. "The End of the Sixties: Kerry James Marshall's Mementos." Following the lecture Dr. Meyer will sign his new book "The Art of Return: The Sixties and Contemp...
Cost: Free

Todd Cronan to lecture on photographer Minor White

Tuesday November 19, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Minor White provocatively declared “candid” photography a “dead end.” White’s alternative to the subject “caught unawares” was what he called the “camera-conscious” approach. In a lecture titled “From Expression to Creation: Minor White’s Staged Photography,” Todd Cronan, associate professor of Art ...
Cost: Free

Minor White lecture

Tuesday November 19, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Minor White provocatively declared “candid” photography a “dead end.” White’s alternative to the subject “caught unawares” was what he called the “camera-conscious” approach. In a lecture titled “From Expression to Creation: Minor White’s Staged Photography,” Todd Cronan, associate professor of Art ...
Cost: Free

Children’s Workshop: Painting the Cosmos

Sunday November 17, 2019 02:00 pm EST
The painting of the Jain cosmic man on view in the Asian galleries beginning October 12 is a visual representation of the Jain conception of the universe. Children will look closely at the painting, exploring the various realms inhabited by humans and other beings. Then they will move to the studio ...
Cost: $15-$20

Children’s Workshop: Painting the Cosmos

Sunday November 17, 2019 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Kids The painting of the Jain cosmic man on view in the Asian galleries is a visual representation of the Jain conception of the universe. Children will look closely at the painting, exploring the various realms inhabited by humans and other beings. Then they will move to the studio to c...
Cost: $15-$20

Artful Stories: The Water Princess

Saturday November 16, 2019 10:00 am EST
Categories: Kids The story of Princess Gie Gie and her long daily trek for water is based on high-fashion model Georgie Badiel’s childhood experience growing up in Burkina Faso. After hearing the story and looking closely at a Makonde water vessel, a finely-decorated clay vessel from Mozambique, chi...
Cost: Free

Genever Tasting

Friday November 15, 2019 07:30 pm EST
Around the same time that the Netherlandish artists featured in Through A Glass, Darkly were mastering the art of engraving, Netherlandish distillers were perfecting genever, a distilled malt spirit (moutwijn) flavored with juniper berries (jeneverbes), the national spirit of the Netherlands, from w...
Cost: $15-$25

Student Studio: Drypoint Etching

Friday November 15, 2019 01:00 pm EST
After visiting the exhibition Through a Glass, Darkly: Faith and Allegory in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt for inspiration, drop by the Tate Room to try your hand at drypoint etching. Incise your own design into the surface of a plate and run it through the press to create ...
Cost: Free

Cooke Noontime Concert

Friday November 15, 2019 12:00 pm EST
Violinist Emily Uematsu, recent winner of the Parnassus Society Award, makes her Atlanta debut performing works by Bach, Ravel, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday November 5, 2019 04:00 pm EST
Between 1988 and 1991, the Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology was transformed by the acquisition of more than 1,300 works of ancient American art from the collection of Carol and William C. Thibadeau, which resulted in the 1993 expansion of the museum. The Thibadeau family continues to e...
Cost: Free

Copperplate Engraving Workshop with Adrew Raftery

Saturday November 2, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Sign Up Engraving requires a single tool— the burin— to make intaglio prints of astounding clarity. The engraved line is unique in its brilliance and energy. A skilled engraver has complete mastery of every aspect of lineStudents will learn tool sharpening, image development, techniques for transfer...
Cost: $120 -$160

Family Event: Coco on the Quad

Saturday October 26, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids In the Disney Pixar animated film Coco, Miguel journeys to the Land of the Dead accompanied by the street dog Dante, a type of Mexican hairless dog known as a Xoloitzcuintle. Visit the Art of the Americas galleries before the film to see ancient West Mexican ceramic versions of thes...
Cost: Free-$5

Through a Glass, Darkly lecture

Thursday October 24, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt explores the centrality of visual allegory to the religious culture of the Low Countries. The term allegory—etymologically, “other speaking”—alludes to a process whereby images of persons, objects,...
Cost: Free

Collecting Conversation

Wednesday October 23, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Join contemporary art collector Lindsay Marshall, Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie, and PhD candidate in Emory's Art History Department Catherine Barth for a conversation about the life and work of photographer Minor White. Marshall was an early collector of White’s work and of others in his ...
Cost: Free

Gallery Talk with Dr. Walter Melion

Wednesday October 23, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
join Dr. Walter S. Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta, Director of Emory’s Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and co-curator of Through A Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt, as he leads leads vi...
Cost: Free

Family Concert: Just Jazzin' Around

Sunday October 20, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids

Gary Motley and his trio introduces young audiences to the quintessential American musical art form in this fun and interactive performance.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Cost: Free

Artful Stories: I Know the River Loves Me/Yo Se Que el Río Me Ama

Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Categories: Kids In the Art of the Americas Galleries, sitting beneath a pair of jade earspools in the shape of waterlilies, children will hear Maya Christina Gonzalez’s story of a young girl who loves rivers, illustrated in the same blue and green colors of water and jade. Children will move to th...
Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday October 8, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
In 2018, the Carlos Museum received the Senusret Collection from the Georges Ricard Foundation. The collection of approximately 1,500 objects includes Late Period coffins with mummies, gilded funerary masks, finely crafted bronze statuettes, and a collection of ancient glass. Enjoy afternoon tea and...
Cost: Free

Through a Glass, Darkly Lecture

Sunday October 6, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Resistance to allegory is as old as allegory itself. We may prefer what is clear to what is obscure, what is easy to what is difficult. But Netherlanders in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries loved allegory. In a lecture titled “Why can’t things be just as they are?”: On the Work and Reward o...
Cost: Free

Children's Workshop: Drawing with Fire!

Sunday October 6, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids

Artist Ana Vizurraga will lead children on an exploration of the Carlos collections, sketchbooks in hand, looking at designs and patterns to translate onto locally sourced gourds using “pyrography”—drawing with fire!

For elementary school-aged children. Space is limited, and onlin...
Cost: $15-$20

Sunday FUNday: Moccasins

Sunday September 29, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids and Family Explore the moccasins in the Native North American gallery with the guide Check Out These Kicks and play the memory game Match the Mocs, both developed by 2019 Emory graduate Klamath Henry (Shasta/Tuscarora). Then, come down to the studio to decorate your own miniature ki...
Cost: Free

Artful Stories: Aesop’s Fables

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Categories: Kids and Family Under the gaze of a Greek lion, children will hear the fables of “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Fox and the Mask” as told by Aesop in ancient Greece more than 2,500 years ago. After looking for lions, mice, and theater masks in the galleries, children will head to the ...
Cost: Free

Children’s Workshop: Vulture Headdress

Sunday September 22, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Categories: Kids and Family In the Ptolemaic Period of ancient Egypt, the vulture headdress was worn by royal women to show their connection with the goddesses. Artist Pam Beagle-Daresta used felt and possibly a bit of magic to design a vulture headdress that children can make and then wear them hom...
Cost: $15-$20

Conservation Conversation

Thursday September 19, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Join a panel of conservators for a discussion about the examination and treatment of a 19th-century Indian painting depicting the Jain cosmos in human form. In preparation for its display, the team has been treating this painting on view in the John Howett Works on Paper Gallery since mid-August. Th...
Cost: Free

Through a Glass, Darkly Gallery Talk

Wednesday September 18, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Join Dr. Walter S. Melion, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta, Director of Emory’s Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and co-curator of Through A Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt, as he leads leads vi...
Cost: Free

Live Reading of the Iliad

Friday September 13, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
“Performance is the beginning and the endpoint of the Iliad.” —Stanley Lombardo The Carlos Museum and Theater Emory present a live, three-day reading of Homer’s Iliad, a story of “raging anger and its human toll.” Over three days, 26 readers will perform all 24 books of the epic poem using Stanley...
Cost: Free

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday September 10, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
In 2017, Walter Melion and John Clum donated 194 prints to the Carlos, transforming the museum’s Works on Paper collection. Several works from that gift are featured in the exhibition Through A Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt, including tw...
Cost: Free

Veneralia100

Saturday May 18, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
At Veneralia100, the Carlos Museum’s centennial gala, celebrate the journey of 100 years, and experience the first steps toward 100 more with a sneak peek of a special gift of art. Proceeds from this Egyptian-styled event benefit exhibitions and educational programs.
Cost: $500

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance

Tuesday February 19, 2019 10:00 am EST
January 19 - April 28, 2019 DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies in the US. Pecou positions these bodies within Ifá, a diasporic religion of ...
Cost: Free - $8

The Deer and the Pharaoh: A Century of the Carlos Museum

Wednesday February 6, 2019 06:30 pm EST
Categories: Museum

Venue: Rose Library, Woodruff Library Level 10 at Emory University

Emory University Historian Gary Hauk traces the history of the Michael C. Carlos Museum as it celebrates its centennial. The museum’s nomadic wanderings have taken it from Seney Hall at Oxford College to its curren...
Cost: Free

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Saturday January 19, 2019 10:00 am EST
DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance by Dr. Fahamu Pecou explores the intersections between African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against black male bodies in the US. Pecou positions these bodies within Ifá, a diasporic religion of the Yoruba of southwest Nigeri...
Cost: $8 for adults; $6 for students, children, and seniors; free for members, children 5 and under, and Emory students, faculty, and staff

Family Concert: Old Saint Nick

Sunday December 16, 2018 04:00 pm EST
Categories: Family

The Carlos Museum and the Emory Chamber music Society of Atlanta welcome St. Nicholas himself to introduce and enjoy some of his favorite classical works and lead a sing-a-long. He’ll also bring along some early holiday treats for good listeners.

Cost: Free

Children’s Workshop: Krishna Dancing on the Head of Kaliya

Sunday December 9, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Teaching artist Gauri Misra-Deshpande will share the story of Krishna defeating Kaliya, a 100-headed snake king, depicted in a gold-embellished painting from India, then work with children to create a collaborative collage illustrating Krishna’s divine protection of the Yamuna River. Children will l...
Cost: $15 - $20

Children's Workshop: Kirshna Dancing on the Head of Kaliya

Sunday December 9, 2018 02:00 pm EST
Categories: Family Teaching artist Gauri Misra-Deshpande will share the story of Krishna defeating Kaliya, a 100-headed snake king, depicted in a gold-embellished painting from India, then work with children to create a collaborative collage illustrating Krishna’s divine protection of the Yamuna Riv...
Cost: Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for nonmembers.

Carlos Museum Bookshop Holiday Sale - December 8, 2018

Saturday December 8, 2018 10:00 am EST
Visit the Carlos Museum Bookshop for its annual two-day holiday sale, when all merchandise (including sale and bargain books) will be discounted 20%. Come browse shelves filled with books for all ages on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, myths, contemporary world fiction, graphic ...
Cost: No Cover

Carlos Museum Bookshop Holiday Sale - December 7, 2018

Friday December 7, 2018 10:00 am EST
Visit the Carlos Museum Bookshop for its annual two-day holiday sale, when all merchandise (including sale and bargain books) will be discounted 20%. Come browse shelves filled with books for all ages on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, myths, contemporary world fiction, graphic ...
Cost: No Cover

Student Studio

Wednesday December 5, 2018 01:00 pm EST
As exams near, Hindu students around the world pray to Ganesha. View the 9th-century sandstone image of the beloved elephant-headed deity in the museum’s Asian gallery, then participate in the Indian tradition of making “leaf Ganeshas.”

This event is free.

Cost: Free

Artful Stories: Gilgamesh the King

Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00 am EST
Carved onto clay tablets in Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago, the story of the cruel King Gilgamesh and the beast-man Enkidu still captivates listeners today. Children will hear Ludmila Zeman’s beautifully illustrated version of this ancient tale of friendship in the newly reinstalled galleries and t...
Cost: Free

Near Eastern Poetry Reading

Tuesday November 13, 2018 07:30 pm EST
Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, was also the birthplace of poetry. The first “published” poet was Enheduanna, priestess of Inanna and daughter of Sargon the Great. Her poems, and those composed by the men and women of Babylonia and Assyria in the ensuing centuries, inscribed in cuneiform sc...
Cost: Free

Near Eastern Poetry Reading - November 13, 2018

Tuesday November 13, 2018 07:30 pm EST
Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, was also the birthplace of poetry. The first “published” poet was Enheduanna, priestess of Inanna and daughter of Sargon the Great. Her poems, and those composed by the men and women of Babylonia and Assyria in the ensuing centuries, inscribed in cuneiform sc...
Cost: Free

Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Poetry of the Great War

Sunday November 11, 2018 04:00 pm EST
"Stand in the Trench, Achilles, Flame-capped and shout for me." Patrick Shaw-Stewart's allusion to Iliad 18 transports a grief-stricken Achilles to the shores of Gallipoli. For British poets searching for a means to express the horror and heroism of the Great War, the shared cultural heritage of an ...
Cost: Free

Divine Felines Gallery Talk

Sunday November 4, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Don’t miss the last opportunity to tour the exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt with Melinda Hartwig, curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art. Space is limited,  call 404-727-6118 to register. 
Cost: Free with registration

Teen Art Workshop: Warhol Superstars

Sunday November 4, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie leads teens on an exploration of Warhol’s Polaroid portraits in Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s before handing them their own instant cameras. Playing with framing, poses, and expression, teens will make portraits of each other and themselves in the stu...
Cost: $55 for Carlos Museum members; $65 for nonmembers and includes the cost of the instant camera.

Warhol Exhibition Viewing and Velvet Underground Film Screening

Saturday November 3, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Join Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie for a look at Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s followed at 8 p.m. by a screening of Warhol’s Velvet Underground films with Lou Reed, curated by Atlanta film scholar and founder of Film Love Andy Ditzler.
Cost: Free

Film Love presents 'Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s'

Saturday November 3, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Films at 8:00 pm | FREE

Exhibition viewing of Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Film event curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler

Powered equally by Lou Reed’s visionary songs, John Cale’s training in hardcore minimalism, the onrushing rhythm guitars of Reed and Sterling Morr...
Cost: Free

Benario Lecture: "Penelope as Paradigm: Weaving and Unweaving the Text in Ovid"

Thursday November 1, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Barbara Weiden Boyd, Henry Winkler Professor of Latin and Greek at Bowdoin College, delivers the eighth annual Benario Lecture in Roman Studies titled “Penelope as Paradigm: Weaving and Unweaving the Text in Ovid.”
Cost: Free

Mummies, Milkshakes, and Meows

Saturday October 27, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Mummies and Milkshakes moves outside! Explore cat and dog mummies in the exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, visit “very” old friends like Lady Tanakhtnettahat and the Old Kingdom Mummy in the Egyptian galleries, then get cozy on the Emory Quadrangle with your blankets or lawn chairs. ...
Cost: Free-$5

Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture: Daniel Mendelsohn on An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

Thursday October 25, 2018 07:29 pm EDT
Renowned critic and classicist Daniel Mendelsohn gives the annual Laszlo-Excalibur Lecture on An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, his deeply moving memoir of a father and son’s transformative journey reading and reliving Homer’s epic masterpiece. An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic and ...
Cost: Free for museum members, $5 for nonmembers

Mummies and Mixers

Wednesday October 24, 2018 07:30 pm EDT
Mummies and Mixers is back with new frights and delights brought to you by master storyteller Barry Stewart Mann. Spooky tunes and mouthwatering bites from Atlanta's favorite caterers will accompany face painting by Liquid Sky Entertainment while you capture a GIF of your bewitching costume with Smi...
Cost: $35-$50
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