Wednesday, March 15; 12–3 pm, Ackerman Hall
The Parthenon is the most important surviving structure from ancient Greece and was eagerly recorded by artists and architects who traveled to Greece in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Students will explore images of the temple to Athena in the special exhibition In Search of Noble Marbles. In the museum’s permanent collection of Greek art, Emory art history students will lead activities related to ancient Greek life: trying on chitons, making Athenian coins, using an athlete’s strigil, and more. Homeschoolers will make their own architectural drawings using one-point and two-point perspective. Ages 6–18.
Fee: $15 for Carlos Museum members; $20 for non-members. Space is limited. Registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.