All Exhibitions

September 3 – November 27, 2016

Concurrent with Doorway to an Enlightened World, the Carlos Museum will exhibit new works by contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso. One of the few Tibetan artists in exile to gain international recognition, Gyatso’s work mixes Buddhist symbols with the iconography of pop culture, bridging Eastern and Western cultures, while examining the traditions of both in new and engaging ways.


March 19 – November 27, 2016
Visitors will encounter compelling works of Tibetan Buddhist art presented in their proper sacred context and regarded as a “doorway” into a higher world.

November 7 - December 7, 2016
The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is one of the most famous books in the world—and for good reason. Published seven years after Shakespeare's death, the First Folio was the first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare's fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell put together the text of the First Folio.

March 7, 2015 - May 29, 2016
As part of Emory's celebration and exploration of creation and creativity across cultures, the Carlos Museum is featuring not only indigenous art of the American Southwest, the gifts of "Spider Woman," but also beadwork and leather of the Plains, Cherokee sculpture and basketry, and Southeastern Mississippian shell jewelry.

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.

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.