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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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One of my favorite places to visit Has great exhibitions including clay from 1000 of years ago It is small but large in scope

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to visit Has great exhibitions including clay from 1000 of years ago It is small but large in scope

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Michael C. Carlos museum is a great value for $8. The Egyptian, Roman, and Americas collections are spectacular. I like to see the traveling exhibits and then spend an hour absorbing the artifacts in the permanent collection. The book store has many books that compliment the collections.

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Loxley, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd visited this museum years ago, and when I had the chance to bring my 14 yo daughter, I knew she would love it. The building itself it just beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the Greek and Roman exhibit as well as Egypt. Museum was easy to find as was the nearby parking deck. We went on a Sunday afternoon and... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I've wanted to see the exhibits here for many years and today I finally made good. The building itself is spectacular and is situated on a beautiful green space at Emory University. There are two floors of exhibits, with special exhibits on the upper floor (no photos there). Check their website for the dates of free afternoons. Their Egyptian display... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Carlos Museum, located on the Emory University campus with parking at the nearby Fishburne Parking Deck, has a variety of permanent exhibits (Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Ancient America, and Africa) as well as special exhibits, including A Shrine for Tibet now on display through the early fall, 2016.

Thank DiscerningLibrarian
Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This museum houses everything you ever wanted to see and learn about Egypt. Check the website for parking options, as you will have to walk a ways to get to the museum.

Thank Westgalady
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I'd never been to the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which is surprising since it's on the Emory University campus, in my area of town. The hardest part is finding the campus parking lots and then finding your way to the museum building from there. After that, it's all a wonderful experience. On passing across the threshold of the museum, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is the art museum at Emory University. It's a nice overall collection, focusing only on antiquities -- Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Asian, etc. There is nothing modern at all. Exhibits are in a few medium-size rooms, with alcoves and passageways everywhere. This is a "compact" campus on the east side of Atlanta. I believe I paid $4.00 for parking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting place to go and see. It also has a rotating exhibit on display there too. The Egyptian section and Greek section are really thorough and the staff is very knowledgable about their pieces there.

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Guilford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This little museum at Emery University is a hidden gem. It is free and open to the public. We stopped because we read about their collection of Egyptian and Roman artifacts. We were surprised and pleased to find a great display about native peoples of the Americas. It covered North, Central and South Americas and was very well done. It's... More 

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