Teacher Programs

Support for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare & Margaret C. Clare Foundation, an anonymous donor, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

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Workshops for Teachers, 2017 - 2018

Teachers tell us that the workshops and educator courses at the Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors. Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists.

Unless otherwise noted the fee is $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.  To register, contact Clare Fitzgerald at cfitzge@emory.edu or 404-727-2363.

Spring Semester 2017 Workshops 

Workshop for Teachers: The New World in the Age of Shakespeare
Thursday, March 23; 5–7:30 pm, Tate Room
How did Europeans learn about the New World in the time of Shakespeare and how did these sources represent America and its inhabitants? Join curator Andi McKenzi, as she explores the often-sensational depictions of native people created for European audiences in the exhibition Desire and Consumption: The New World in the Age of Shakespeare. Examine masterworks from the museum’s Art of the Americas collection, such as the fantastic ceramic Crocodile Effigy Incense Burner, to further understand the indigenous cultures represented in these European prints and texts. Following the gallery talk, participants will work with teaching artist and ceramicist Ana Vizurraga to create their own clay incense burners based on those found in the Carlos collection and discuss ways to bring the project into the classroom.
Space is limited and registration is required by contacting Clare Fitzgerald at 404-727-2363 or cfitzge@emory.edu. Fee: $10 for Carlos Museum members; $15 for non-members.


Workshop for Teachers: Writing in the Ancient Near East and Egypt
Saturday, April 22; 10 am–1 pm, Tate Room

Written language captures the human experience from ancient times to the present. Led by Richard Purcell of the Candler School of Theology, teachers will explore how hieroglyphs and cuneiform were used to record the mundane and divine in the ancient world. Participants will then examine ways to use writing in the classroom to facilitate close looking and critical thinking through activities in the gallery. Finally, teachers will have the opportunity to design and create their own clay cylinder seals with artist Ana Vizurraga in the studio.
Space is limited and registration is required by contacting Clare Fitzgerald at 404-727-2363 or cfitzge@emory.edu. Fee: $10 for Carlos Museum members; $15 for non-members, and includes light refreshments from Alon’s.

Funding Your Museum Visit and Bus Transportation

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Ana Vizurraga at 404.727.4280 or avizurr@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

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