Benefit and Member Events


The Michael C. Carlos Museum is legendary for its signature gala and benefit parties. Veneralia, the "festival of Venus" as it was known in ancient times, is the Museum's annual spring gala. In the past, each fall was marked by Bacchanal, a riotous cocktail party in homage to ancient festivals of Bacchus, god of wine. As of 2016, Mummies & Mixers has become the Museum's newest, liveliest fall party in its place.

Supporting these memorable events helps bring world-class exhibitions and programming to all of our audiences.


Sunday, April 29, 2018
7 PM Cocktails, 8 PM Dinner
at Bacchanalia restaurant

View details here.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7-9 PM, VIP Hour 6-7 PM
Ackerman Hall, Level Three
Visit for more details. 



Rebecca Stone

Curator Tour: Threads of Time
November 16, 6-8:30pm

Level Three

Council and Partner level members are invited to join a reception and private tour of Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles, followed by reserved seating for the screening of Ausangate and subsequent Q&A with filmmaker Andrea Heckman. 


Threads of Time Member Preview
August 17,  2017, 7-9pm

Ackerman Hall, Level Three

Members are invited to preview this special exhibition. Light refreshments will be provided. Join or renew today to ensure that you receive your invitation to this exclusive event!


White Tara, courtesy Mystical Arts of Tibet

Art & Apéritifs
August 3,  2017, 5-7pm

Carlos Museum members at the Curators' Council level and above are invited to join Associate Curator of Works on Paper Andi McKenzie at the home of Lindsay Marshall for an intimate tour of her personal collection. Space is very limited; contact 404-727-2623 for additional details.


White Tara, courtesy Mystical Arts of Tibet

Member Appreciation Day: Sand Mandalas 

March 25, 2017,  10am - 2pm
Ackerman Hall, Level Three

Using Tibetan chak-purs and colored sand, members and participants created their own temporary sand mandala. The 10am and 11am sections were reserved for Carlos Museum members only, and refreshments were served.