Homeschool Programs

Odyssey Online
The Carlos Museum's interactive website for kids continues to grow and expand. Thanks to the generous financial support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Carlos is pleased to present Odyssey Online: South Asia, a web-based resource for upper elementary, middle, and high school students that uses engaging interactive technology to explore works of art in the museum's collection in depth, and to provide an understanding of how similar objects function in relgious contexts in India and here in Atlanta.  

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, Fall 2015

Native North American Homeschool Day at the Carlos
Friday, November 20, Noon 
Rotunda, Level One

Homeschool students and parents are invited to participate in an exciting afternoon of exploration in Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. Museum docents will tour groups through the exhibition featuring works of art by tribes and First Nations from across the North American continent. In the exhibition, families will work with maps by artist Aaron Carapella (Cherokee), who, dissatisfied with the maps created by non-Native cartographers, made his own to reflect pre-contact cultures and Native place and tribe names. In the exhibition and in the studio, students will explore ledger paintings, a form of Plains Indian narrative art often depicting personal and group histories such as hunting and battle scenes. The term comes from the accounting ledger books that became a source for paper after the buffalo were wiped out and their hides were no longer available to Plains artists.  

For ages 6 to 16 years. Fee: $10 for Carlos museum members; $12 for non-members.  Payment and registration must be made in advance.  Space is limited.  Please register by contacting Ana Vizurraga  ana.vizurraga@emory.edu
How to Schedule a Tour for Your Homeschool Group

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 avuley@emory.edu 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.

Tour Times: Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Group Size: Maximum number is 65 guests per hour. Groups larger than 65 may schedule back to back tours.
Length of Tour: 50 minutes.
Chaperones: One per every ten students required.
Fees: Visits are $6 per student. One chaperone for every ten students is free. Additional adults are $7 each. Children five and under are free.
Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming your tour date and time and invoicing you for payment.
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