Carlos from Home

The Carlos Museum has always been a place to look, learn, and linger.

We can't be together, but we can still connect as a community to enjoy the things we love such as appreciating works of art and embracing our creativity.

We've posted some of our favorite digital content, and we'll update this page weekly with new ways to "Carlos from Home."

Be well, friends!

Support the Carlos Museum Bookshop

We’re sharing some of our favorite books and gifts that are available for mail order while the Carlos Museum is closed to the public. Please email your request and/or general questions with your  shipping address and phone number to Bookshop Manager Mark Burell at mburell@emory.edu, and you will receive a call to process your order. Most orders for books in stock will be shipped within five business days. If a book is temporarily sold out, it may take longer to fulfill orders due to current shipping delays, but orders will be processed as quickly as possible. Purchases support the Carlos Museum, so stock up today!

Conservator's Closet

When people across the country found themselves spending more time at home due to shelter-in-place orders, many turned to household projects such as cleaning, organizing, and caring for treasured possessions. In the series Conservator's Closet, Carlos Museum conservators share shares professional practices and practical tips.

Textiles of the Americas

Textiles can be very personal objects: we wear them next to our skin, rely on them for warmth and protection, and use them to tell others who we are. This week we're looking at textiles from the Americas. We have a scholarly catalogue for you to peruse, mola puzzles to brighten your day, a picture book for children, and a new online SmARTy Pack that we think you'll get a real kick out of!

Wisdom

On May 11, the Class of 2020 celebrated Emory's first virtual Commencement. In honor of the occasion, we took a look at how knowledge, wisdom, learning, and rites of passage are depicted in art and as well as how important a special group of lifelong learners, our Docent Guild, are to accomplishing our mission.

 

Seeing Snakes in Ancient Egypt

Enjoy the online SmARTy Pack, Ssslithering Through Egypt, see the coffin of Tahat in 3D, and take time to look closely at the snake Apophis, the enemy of Ra, as you complete a puzzle created from a scene on the Coffin Base of a Priestly Official. There's ssso much fun to be had!

Baseball

We're sharing the virtual exhibition of "And Something Magical Happened": Baseball Photographs by Walter Ioss, two puzzles created using Iooss's photographs, and an art activity for kids.

If you're one of the millions of Americans missing sports this season, we're honored to serve as your "pinch hitter"—but peanuts and Cracker Jack will still be off limits in the galleries once we reopen.

 

Classical Color

We are pleased to launch the popular Puzzling Pigments SmARTy Pack, which examines the use of color in the Classical world, as an online activity that children and adults can enjoy alone or together at their own pace and safe at home. And yes, the "puzzling" part of the title means that a jigsaw puzzle is included as part of the experience!

For those interested in learning more about polychromy in ancient art, we're sharing examples from our collection as well as some great digital resources and further reading about the history and politics of whiteness and Classical sculpture.

The Ramayana

In 2018 we presented the exhibition "Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End": The Ramayana in Indian Painting, curated by Emory students in the course The Art of the Hindu Epic and presented here as a virtual exhibition.

Immerse yourself in the virtual exhibition's richly detailed, colorful artwork and note, too, the characters' twisting paths that culminate in the exiled hero's triumphant return to his kingdom. Take a closer look at the artwork (and a break!) by completing one of the Ramayana puzzles, or stretch your creative muscles by using artist Ande Cook's lesson plan to create your own work of art in the style of an Indian painting.

Tibet Week and Buddhism

While we weren't able to welcome you to the Carlos Museum for Emory's annual Tibet Week, we hope you'll enjoy these activities: a puzzle created from a painting that was to the the subject of Professor Sara McClintock's AntiquiTEA and a time-lapse video from a previous Tibet Week in which monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery create a sand mandala representing Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. The video is embedded within the Avalokiteśvara section on Odyssey Online South Asia, so be sure to click the sidebar to access it—and take a look at the rest of the site, too! We're also happy to connect you with one of our Transcendent Yoga instructors, Marck Maroun, who is bringing his practice online.

Digital Resources

Podcasts and Videos

Online Collection and Virtual Exhibitions