Works on Paper

The works on paper collection at the Carlos Museum contains more than 4,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. The collection was begun in 1967 by the Art History Department, which continues to play an active role in the selection and donation of works to the museum. At the same time, the Carlos has benefited from numerous donations from private collectors, many of them Emory alumni from across the United States, as well as from present and former Emory faculty and, finally, diverse friends of the Museum based in Atlanta and elsewhere. These donations—encompassing Renaissance and Baroque engravings and etchings, French and Italian drawings, 19th- and 20th-century photography, American Regionalist prints, contemporary works, and still other areas—have enriched all the museum's collections immeasurably.

More than 2,000 high resolution images of works of art in the Carlos Museum's collections are available online.

NOTE: The collection highlights below do not reflect what is currently on view in the Works on Paper Gallery. Works on paper are extremely fragile, and must be rotated frequently.  The Carlos Museum mounts two works on paper exhibitions per year, coinciding with Emory University's fall and spring semesters.  Please check our exhibitions page for more information: