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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 o...
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

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

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

AntiquiTEA

Tuesday October 23, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Art history graduate student Abbey Hafer discusses works in the collection by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the prolific 18th-century printmaker celebrated for his views of Roman ruins, fantastical reconstructions of the ancient city, and large printed volumes of text and image.
Cost: Free

Cooke Noontime Concert: Momoro Ono

Friday October 19, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
Virtuoso pianist Momoro Ono has appeared with the Baltimore and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras and given a solo recital at the Kennedy Center. Ono has also performed chamber music in Scotland and Japan. A prize winner at numerous major competitions, he is on the faculty at Creighton University.
Cost: Free
571 South Kilgo Circle N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-4282
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