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The Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is a museum of art and artifacts located on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta. The museum’s collection includes over 17,000 works of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

The museum was founded in 1919 and has been housed in several different locations on the Emory University campus over the years. The current building, which was opened in 1993, was designed by the architect Michael Graves and is named in honor of its primary benefactor, Michael C. Carlos.

Some of the highlights of the museum’s collection include ancient Egyptian mummies and funerary objects, Greek and Roman art and artifacts, African masks and sculptures, and American Indian pottery and textiles. The museum also has a significant collection of works by contemporary artists, as well as a rotating schedule of temporary exhibitions.

In addition to its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Michael C. Carlos Museum offers a range of educational programs for visitors of all ages, including guided tours, lectures, workshops, and family activities. The museum also has a book shop and a café on site offering coffee, snacks, and pastries.