Atlanta Metro / Atlanta

Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

571 S. Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322


From the wonders of ancient civilizations to the evocative art and architecture of the 20th century, the Carlos Museum offers a glimpse of 9,000 years of art and art history, with collections from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $8.00

    Children ages 5 and under $0.00

    Students, Seniors & Children ages 6-17 $6.00

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited) , Open Year 'Round

    Near Interstate Highway

    20, 400, 75, 85

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixárika Arts of Modern West Mexico

    Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixárika Arts of Modern West Mexico

    09/26/2014 - 02/01/2015

    The Native North American gallery on the first floor hosts a show of art objects on loan to the Carlos Museum representing the Wixárika (often known as the Huichol) indigenous people of modern western Mexico. Their stunning beaded objects and pressed-yarn "paintings" span the sacred to the secular, from prayer bowls used on their pilgrimage ceremonies to masks made expressly for collectors. Brightly colored, precise, dynamic, and detailed, these works depict their sacred sacrament, the peyot... read more

  • God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings

    God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings

    09/26/2014 - 12/07/2014

    Celebrating Emory's Creation Stories Project, the Carlos Museum presents God Spoke the Earth: Stories of Genesis in Prints and Drawings. This exhibition focuses on the enduring narratives of the book of Genesis and highlights the breadth of Emory's holdings in this genre. Drawn from the permanent collections of the Carlos Museum, Pitts Theology Library, and MARBL (The Manuscript, Archive, and Rare Books Library), God Spoke the Earth includes extraordinary works of art from Albrecht Dürer... read more

  • Two of Each: The Nippur Deluge Tablet and Noah's Flood

    Two of Each: The Nippur Deluge Tablet and Noah's Flood

    09/26/2014 - 07/26/2015

    One of the most exciting events in Near Eastern archaeology was the discovery of a cuneiform tablet from Nineveh that recounted the ancient story of Gilgamesh. The tale is remarkable not only for being mankind's oldest epic, but also because it tells the story of a catastrophic flood that parallels the biblical story of Noah. The translation of the tablet caused a sensation when it was first announced in 1872. Other tablets with versions of the flood story were later discovered at a number of... read more

  • From Nippur to Noah: Stories of the Flood

    From Nippur to Noah: Stories of the Flood

    10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014

    Accounts of a great primeval flood have resonated throughout history, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern concerns about environmental catastrophes. Join faculty from the Candler School of Theology and alumni of Emory's Graduate Division of Religion as they explore the significance of these accounts. This symposium coincides with the arrival of the Nippur Flood Tablet at the Carlos, one of the earliest Near Eastern texts to describe a world overwhelmed by water. A distinguished panel of schola... read more

  • Mummies and Milkshakes

    Mummies and Milkshakes

    10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014

    The Carlos Museum and Jake's Ice Cream present the 9th annual Mummies and Milkshakes! Visit animal and human mummies in the Egyptian galleries, choose your favorite Jake's Ice Cream flavor for a milkshake, and watch funny vintage mummy cartoons and the hilarious Three Stooges short, We Want Our Mummy, followed by Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy.

    Event Schedule:

    6:30 p.m.: Milkshakes go on sale
    7:00 p.m.: Vintage mummy cartoons
    7:45 p.m.: Abbot and Costello Meet... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Reception Hall - - - 120 180 100 - - - 175