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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...
The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
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A hidden gem on the Emory campus

Hidden on the campus of Emory University, this museum is a real treasure house of art from primarily Egypt and Central/South America. Exhibits are beautifully presented and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Hidden on the campus of Emory University, this museum is a real treasure house of art from primarily Egypt and Central/South America. Exhibits are beautifully presented and you wander the galleries at your own pace. Everything is given explanation. The building itself is wonderful. One problem for some is that parking is a small distance from the gallery, but the... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like Historical Artifacts - Mayan, Egyptian, Aztek, Indian, African - this small museum has this. Well done. The efforts of this museum attracted the King-Tut exhibit a few years ago to start in Atlanta as they recognized that a mummy they acquired had the indications of royal burial - and the mummy was returned to Egypt - and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found it very informative and extremely useful for students. You need to plan for more than 2 hours, because it seems small and is so much to see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great little museum on the Emory campus in Atlanta. An exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities .

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After taking a tour of Emory University, we decided to check out the museum. It is very pleasant and has some really nice pieces. It is a very relaxing place to wonder around and look at Greek, Asian, Egyptian, and the Americas art. The museum is not super big so it isn't overwhelming. I really enjoyed being there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This marvelous exhibit, organized by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will only be in Atlanta until June 21, 2015. It features art from all over the African continent that relates to the movement of the sun, moon, and other celestial bodies. As you walk in, you see 4 foot tall Dogon tribal masks worn in dances that tell... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Located on the beautiful Emory Campus in Decatur (Atlanta), this museum may not be all that big, but it has some incredible treasures. From Egyptian headrests (2625 BC) and coffin face mask (945 BC - 712 BC) to a variety of ancient Greek coins, the museum has some "really old stuff!" They also offer Docent guided tours, guest lectures, chamber... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

*****The bookstore (giftshop) is amazing!!!!!! Make sure to check it out. Lot's of obscure titles. This museum is wonderful for lovers of art, history, travel, and more! I finally went and it was amazing! The displays are wonderfully done, the specimens are unique and beautiful. You will pay about 8 bucks to get in and 7 bucks parking. It is... More 

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Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are interested in objects thousens of years old ( pottery, mummies, jewelery), that's the place to go. I have seen it in so many museums around the world...so for me it was not that interesting. But it was a cold rainy day, we were close by after visiting the CDC museum, so we went there. The building itself... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great collection of early pottery and other manmade objects, but could be better labeled or described.

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