Students may explore a 13th-century gilt Buddha from Tibet in the museum's collection, and then explore a similar one, with the help of a Tibetan Buddhist monk, on the altar at Atlanta's Drepung Loseling Monastery. They can also study a sandstone image of the elephant-headed deity, Ganesha, and then witness a ritual that happens every Saturday morning at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in which the deity is annointed with auspicious substances, dressed and ornaments, providing students with an understanding of how such sculptures function in a religious context.
Be sure to explore other engaging sections of Odyssey Online:
Odyssey Online: Greece, designed for elementary students
Odyssey Online: Ancient Americas, designed for upper elementary and middle school students.
Homeschool Day: Shakespeare’s First Folio
Wednesday, November 9
12-3 pm, Rotunda, Level One
Homeschool families are invited to spend the afternoon with Shakespeare in conjunction with the special exhibition, The First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. View the first printed collection of his plays, experiment with the printing process used to create the Folio, and play with the language of Shakespeare in an acting workshop led by Emory Theater students. For children 6-16 years old and an accompanying adult.
Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Michael C. Carlos Museum welcomes homeschool school groups to explore the Museum's collections and special exhibitions with members of the Museum's Docent Guild.
To schedule a guided tour, download the new Tour Reservation Request Form, which can be filled out and returned to the Museum by email to email@example.com or by fax to 404-727-4292. After typing information into the form please click the SAVE button at the end of the form.
Once your tour request form is received, you will be contacted by Office of Educational Programs staff to confirm your tour. Your tour is not confirmed simply by submitting the request form, but only when you have received an email confirmation and invoice.