Celebrating the Carlos Centennial

Since it was established on Emory’s Atlanta campus in 1919, the Michael C. Carlos Museum has grown and evolved alongside the university, providing access to primary evidence of the world’s cultures and contributing to local and global communities. The Carlos Museum is an integral part of the Emory and Atlanta communities, and is the home of the finest collection of ancient art and the only conservation lab in the Southeast. 

At its centennial, the Carlos Museum is committed to continuing to provide one-of-a-kind opportunities for college students, faculty, scholars, K-12 students and teachers, Atlantans, and tourists to experience world-class art through its permanent collections, special exhibitions, and innovative and engaging educational programming. In 2019, the museum celebrates 100 years of inspiring generations of lifelong learners and creative thinkers.


Our History

Our Gifts to You

Mother and child in gallery

100 Free Days

To thank the community for its support over the past 100 years, the museum is offering 100 days of free admission. 


Girl paints

Sunday FUNdays

Join us for free drop-in studio activities related to the museum’s collections and exhibitions. 



SmARTy Packs

SmARTy Packs filled with hands-on activities and engaging ways for families to explore the galleries together are available to check out from the information desk at no charge.