University Faculty

The collections of the Carlos Museum provide a rich resource for faculty in departments across Emory University and beyond. Faculty are invited to use the collections and exhibitions of the Carlos to engage students.

The museum’s diverse collections and temporary exhibitions provide points of connection with a variety of disciplines as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty in art history, gender studies, classics, religion, creative writing, dance, anthropology, English, the sciences, and others use the museum's collections and exhibitions regularly in their teaching. 

Admission is free to Emory faculty who present their EmoryCard ID at the admission desk and is free to all students presenting a valid ID from any college or university. 

Class Tours

Faculty members are invited to guide their classes through the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries and are encouraged to reserve gallery time to avoid overcrowding. 

Museum staff work one-on-one with faculty to design specialized tours of the collections and to develop in-gallery and research assignments. Contact Katie Ericson, Ingram Senior Director of Education, at or 404-727-2363 for more information.  

Museum staff also work with departments on campus to develop public educational programs of interest to the Emory and Atlanta communities. For a complete listing of programs, please visit the calendar. 

Carlos Calendar


Teaching with Works Not on View in the Galleries

The museum encourages faculty and students to make use of its entire collection, but it recognizes that only a portion is on view at any given time. To view selected objects from storage, the museum welcomes classes Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., pending the availability of staff and viewing space in the museum. 

Emory Faculty Request Form

External Faculty Request Form

Faculty are encouraged to contact the museum while developing their courses during the semester prior, allowing for discussion and planning time with museum staff to present the artwork in ways that maximize the students’ experience. Class plans must be finalized with museum staff at least 2 weeks prior to the class session. 

Faculty are encouraged to meet with one or more of the museum’s curators while preparing their course:

Important Details
  • Requests submitted less than two weeks in advance of the intended class session cannot be accommodated.

  • The museum’s classroom spaces accommodate a maximum of 20 students per session. Faculty should plan to split larger classes into smaller groups and present the artwork in multiple sessions.

  • Food, beverages, bags/backpacks, pens/markers, and electronic devices with attached power cords are not permitted in the museum’s classroom. Museum staff will remind students to leave these items outside of the room and to bring only cordless devices, pencils, and paper inside.

  • The museum does not remove artwork that is currently on view in the galleries off of display for classroom use. Classes may visit the galleries before or after viewing objects in the classroom.

Using Images of Works from the Collection

High-quality photographs of more than 5,000 objects from the museum’s collection and installation photos from many of its past exhibitions are available online.

To request photographs not available online or to request permission to publish photographs in scholarly works, contact