Michael C. Carlos Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum is located on the main Quadrangle and houses a permanent collection of more than sixteen thousand objects, including art from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, the Americas, Africa, and Asia as well as American and European works of art on paper from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. In addition to the permanent installations, the museum develops temporary special exhibitions from nationally and internationally renowned institutions and private collections. The Carlos Museum hosts a notable, year-round schedule of educational programs, including lectures, workshops, family festivals, performances, and film series.
The original section of the museum is housed in Michael C. Carlos Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus. Its 1916 beaux arts design by Henry Hornbostel placed it on the National Register of Historic Places. A 1985 interior renovation was designed by celebrated postmodernist architect Michael Graves, who returned in 1993 to design a thirty-five thousand square-foot expansion, which opened to great critical acclaim. A dramatic renovation of the permanent collection galleries of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art opened in 2001. The distinguished ancient American holdings were unveiled in the newly renovated galleries in 2002 and celebrated in the publication of an acclaimed catalog.
The Carlos Museum’s hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. The Carlos is closed Mondays and university holidays. Admission is free for students. For more information, call 404.727.4282 or visit http://carlos.emory.edu.