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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
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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 Atlanta's gems.

I never tire of visiting this small but exquisite museum. It is on Emory University campus and is a must-see experience for locals as well as visitors. There are educational... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane Y
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a museum with their items and displays labeled by students at Emory. The descriptions are endless and obviously written by overzealous students who think their every word is gold. The museum is nice and clean, but I'm surprised it costs as much as it did. Kids wouldn't last long in here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never tire of visiting this small but exquisite museum. It is on Emory University campus and is a must-see experience for locals as well as visitors. There are educational opportunities for all ages, lectures on a variety of historic,cultural and artistic topics for adults, and experiential opportunities for children.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas. What pleasantly surprised us is the quality of the objects in such a small space. By contrast, we spent three full days in the Met in NYC and did not not see everything. You can carefully and thoughtfully tour this museum in 4... More 

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Tucker, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The layout of the museum is very well done. Enjoyed the maps showing the reach of each civilization being represented. As Georgia residents we were able to take advantage of using one of the museum passes available at our county library

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had heard of the Eyptian section but were still surprised by how extensive and indepth it was. Felt like it is a hidden gem of a museum.

Thank Michael K
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Carlos Museum is one of Atlanta's most underrated and unknown treasures. The permanent exhibitions are amazing, and they usually have rotating ones as well. And, there are free concerts there several times a moth which are the best cultural deal in Atlanta!

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Snellville, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

While the offerings are bright and shiny, and Staff is polite and helpful, this is a classic museum. Off limits, red velvet ropes, plinths, etc. There are a few things for kids to do, but not much. Older kids, and families with 2 or fewer kids may find this more enjoyable than we did. The staff is stroller-friendly, but the... More 

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Big Sur, California
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

In the middle of Emory tucked away among the academic buildings on the quadrangle is a marvelous little museum filled with antiquities and a full schedule of exhibitions and events. Want mummies? Want Moche vessels? Marble busts of Roman notables? This is the place. Be prepared to slow down as you read and learn. If you are bringing children, study... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

very educational, shows different cultures on displays, gives good written information displays about the different cultures and displays

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I absolutely love this small, hidden gem on the Emory University campus! It is almost always quiet and calm, except on free days when there are more than the usual 10ish people wandering through. I spend most of my time in the early Americas section that has tools of shamans and pottery with representations of shamans. Beautiful, beautiful artifacts in... More 

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