February 10 - November 11, 2018
From domesticated pets to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. The Carlos Museum will present Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, an exhibition featuring cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life.
September 2, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Athletes have provided Walter Iooss with a provocative and enduring body of work; from his early photographs of Hank Aaron gracing the diamond, to his portfolios of Michael Jordan on the court and at home. While his early photography captured the tension of the game, his current work focuses on portraiture—posed images taken in the studio, bringing out the charisma, turmoil, joy, and humanity of the heroes of sport.
August 19, 2017 - December 17, 2017
The exhibition will explore the staggering breadth and depth of indigenous American fiber arts ranging from weavings in cotton and camelid hair, to feather work and items made from plants. The museum’s permanent collection contains over 700 examples, of which 149 will be on display, many for the first time. View the e-catalogue for the exhibition here.
September 10, 2016 – February 18, 2018
Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California, among many others.
The Carlos Museum has closely cooperated on a number of projects with the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, including work at Abydos to better understand the context of Emory’s Old Kingdom mummy. These stela date to around the early 4th Century A.D. and reflect the influence of Greco-Roman culture in Egypt. Michigan excavated part of the vast cemetery of Kom Abu Billou that was the graveyard for the town of Terenouthis. The tombs had chapels with decorated altars that housed small limestone stela that depicted the tomb owner.
Long-term Collection Share Partnership
HMNS, one of the top ten most visited museums in the country, collaborates with the Carlos Museum on conservation and research in developing a new permanent 10,000-square-foot hall of Ancient Egypt.