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Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum located in Atlanta on the historic quadrangle of Emory University's main campus. The Carlos Museum has the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas. The collections are housed in a Michael Graves designed building which is open to the public.
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  • Whenever I am around Emory add an event I always go to the Carlos Museum. I loved the Hindu culture exhibit. I also love the gift shop. It’s reasonably priced and has a very unique items of jewelry...  more »
  • We had a wonderful time here looking at the mummies and artifacts. Small museum but mighty. Check out the little dog mummy they have. We went on a Sunday, so parking was free. Emory has a visitor...  more »
  • I was very pleased with the size of the facility and the quality pieces of artwork on display. There were exhibits from Africa, Asia, India, North American Indian, Greece, Rome, etc... Its almost as if your literally walking through history. There was so much to see. Expect to be there for at least 2 hours if you truly want to immerse yourself in the different cultures represented. You CAN take pictures, but NO FLASH allowed! ENJOY!
  • Excellent collection of ancient (south) American, Greek, Roman artefacts. A nice Indian (India) exhibit too. Wear comfortable shoes, the floor is hard on feet and knees and there are very few benches to sit. Third floor had visiting exhibits and coffee shop (closed when We visited). Plenty of restaurants close by. Admission price is reasonable for such a collection and spent an enjoyable day there.

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