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The collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University span the globe and the centuries. Housed in a distinguished building by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Carlos maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas. The Museum is also home to collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century sub-Saharan African art and European and American works on paper from the Renaissance to the present day.
The Carlos Museum works with Emory faculty members to develop unique special exhibitions that draw on collections from around the world to engage the public and contribute to current scholarship. The Museum also mounts exciting traveling exhibitions developed by other institutions and makes them available to its community.
Special Exhibitions: Current September 15, 2007 - February 17, 2008
Rauschenberg's Currents: Features and Surface Series
9 - August 31, 2008
Organized by by the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston in conjunction with
the Carlos Museum, Lost Kingdoms of the Nile features some of
the most significant archaeological treasures ever found in Africa. This
exhibition—consisting of over 250 objects in gold,
silver, bronze, ivory, stone, and ceramic ranging in date from 7000 B.C.
to modern times—provides
unprecedented insight into ancient Nubia, the extraordinary African civilization
that has often been overshadowed by ancient Egypt.
Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London
August 24, 2007 - January 6, 2008: Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
January 24 - June 8, 2008: Columbia Museum of Art
June 28 - November 2, 2008: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
March 14 - June 14, 2009: University of Kentucky Art Museum
The Michael C. Carlos Museum is sharing its critically acclaimed exhibition with a national audience. The exhibition, organized by Carlos Museum curator Dr. Peter Lacovara from the holdings of the historic Petrie Museum in London, will visit several venues through 2008. In addition, the Carlos Museum-published companion catalogue will be available at each venue.
The exhibition invites you to experience the adventurous spirit of the early days of Egyptian archaeology through the discoveries of British pioneer and "the Father of Modern Archaeology," Sir William Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). More than 200 objects drawn from the London museum named for the legendary figure are featured, including one of the world's earliest surviving dresses (ca. 2400 BC), mysterious mummy portraits, and royal art from the pharaoh Akhenaten's famous city at Amarna. Rare archival photos and documents illustrate Petrie's brilliant innovations, which continue to inspire and inform great discoveries.
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