Members are part of the story!

Members are part of the story!



Gift memberships provide year-long benefits and open the door to a world of beauty, culture, history, and learning at the Carlos Museum. This is a special and meaningful way to share the joys of the Museum with your friends and family while supporting the Carlos.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please contact our Membership Office at 404.727.2623, or stop by the Museum to purchase one onsite.

The stories of civilization are revealed at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, where world cultures are brought to life through exceptional works of art and rare artifacts. Members are part of the story!

Membership support allows the Carlos Museum to offer innovative learning opportunities, expand and preserve its premier collections, and develop world-class exhibitions. In return, members receive generous benefits and unique opportunities to experience priceless treasures left by history's artists, scribes, and storytellers.

All members receive:

  • Unlimited complimentary admission
  • Complimentary use of audio guides
  • 10% Bookshop discount
  • Invitations to special exhibition member openings
  • Free or discounted admission to museum-sponsored lectures, films, and workshops
  • E-newsletters
  • Emory Friends of the Arts benefits (For a complete listing visit
  • Complimentary admission to 42 participating museums in the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program

For detailed information on membership benefits, please see the chart below or call our membership office, 404.727.2623, or email

As you increase your level of support to a Patron, Council, or Partner level membership, your benefits also grow. 


Friend $60 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults
Includes all basic membership benefits (listed above).

Family $90 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults and their children
All basic membership benefits, plus:

  • Advance notice of popular children’s programs
  • Priority registration and up to a 20% discount on Camp Carlos

Young Associates $140 (fully tax deductible) Admits two adults

Members between the ages of 21 and 39 are invited to special events and programs dedicated to their specific interests. Enjoy VIP treatment at Bacchanal, celebrate our special exhibitions alongside fellow members, and explore the Carlos Museum’s renowned collections during special evening events throughout the year. Click here for detailed information.


Along with the basic benefits, Young Associates also receive:    
  • Advance notice to purchase tickets to Bacchanal, the Museum’s annual fall fundraiser
  • National reciprocal membership benefits with over 500 participating museums
  • 20% discount on Museum Bookshop purchases


All patron memberships include basic membership benefits plus the following:

Doric $150 ($100 tax deductible) Best Value

  • 20% discount on Museum Bookshop purchases
  • Recognition in Museum publications
  • Free or discounted admission to 500 participating museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums program

Ionic $300 ($220 tax deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue

Corinthian $600 ($520 tax deductible)
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Special tours of exhibitions and our permanent collections

All Carlos Council memberships include basic and patron membership benefits plus the following:

Curator $1,500 ($1,420 tax deductible)

  • Private tours or talks led by the Carlos’ curators annually
  • Invitations to auction previews and receptions for visiting lecturers
  • Complimentary one-year Friend membership for the recipient of your choice

Director $5,000 ($4,720 tax deductible)

  • Two invitations to a special dinner hosted by the Director
  • Annual private tour with the Director
  • Ongoing access to Carlos staff for collections consultation

Carlos Partnership $10,000 ($9,420 tax deductible)

Members at the $10,000+ level enjoy an unparalleled package of benefits, including insider involvement with curators and visiting scholars, and two Patron tickets to Veneralia, the Carlos Museum's annual gala. For a complete list of benefits and information please contact the Carlos Development Office at 404.727.2115.


Please allow 4-6 weeks for your membership to be processed and for your membership cards to arrive. Please retain a copy of your receipt in order to take immediate advantage of Member admission benefits and discounts.


Emory University Friends of the Arts, faculty, staff, alumni and students, and non-Emory teachers and students with a valid ID are eligible to receive 10% off any membership level. To take advantage of this discount, you may join by mail, onsite, or by calling our Membership Office at 404.727.2623. The discount is not currently available online.