Benefit and Member Events

BENEFIT EVENTS

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is legendary for its signature gala and benefit parties. Veneralia, the "festival of Venus" as it was known in ancient times, is the Museum's annual spring gala. Each fall the Museum hosts Bacchanal, a riotous cocktail party in homage to ancient festivals of Bacchus, god of wine.

Supporting these memorable events helps bring world-class exhibitions and programming to all of our audiences.


PAST BENEFIT EVENTS

VENERALIA | SPRING 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
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BACCHANAL 22 | FALL 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015

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MEMBER HAPPENINGS

Art and Aperitifs
May 19, 6- 8pm

Private Residence
Young Associates and Carlos Museum members at the Curators' Council and above levels are invited to enjoy wine and a curator's tour of a distinguished private collection at the home of Lucinda Bunnen, featuring her distinguished and extensive collections of photography, works by local Atlanta artists, and Bunnen's own artwork. Space is limited and RSVP is required by calling 404.727.2623 or emailing carlosmembership@emory.edu.  Address and directions will be provided at the time of RSVP. 
 

 
Contemporary Tibetan art by Gonkar Gyatso Member Preview 

September 1, 7 - 9 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Members will receive invitations in August to preview this special exhibition. Light refreshments will be provided. 
 


PAST EVENTS

Member Appreciation Day: Sand Mandalas
March 26, 10am - 12 noon

Reception Hall, Level Three
View the sand mandala of the Green Tara created by Tibetan monks, speak with the monks, and take a guided tour of the Tibetan Shrine. Using Tibetan chak-purs and colored sand, create your own temporary sand mandala. RSVP for a timeslot by calling 404-727-2635 or online at carlos.emory.edu/thanks


 

Doorway to an Enlightened World Member Preview 

March 17, 7 - 9 pm
Reception Hall, Level Three

Members are invited to preview this special exhibition. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by calling 404-727-2635 or online at carlos.emory.edu/preview


 

Silkscreen Printing Workshop for Adults
February 27, noon - 5 pm

Tate Room, Plaza Level
Follow along with artist Deborah Sosower of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio as she leads a silkscreen workshop for adults. After examining Susanne Wegner’s imagery and technique in the exhibition Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees, participants will create their own compositions using screens inspired by Wenger’s prints. Fee: $45 for Carlos Museum members; $65 for non-members. Registration is required by calling 404-727-6118.


 
Gallery Talk
February 25, 7:30 pm

African Galleries, Level Three
Join Amanda Hellman, curator of African art, as she introduces the newly redesigned African gallery and its themes, including Masks and Movement, Materiality, Objects for Personal Use and Adornment, and Power Figures. She will also discuss recent acquisitions such as the Makonde Lipiko mask from Malawi and collection favorites like the Ibibio Mami Wata from Nigeria. Before the talk, Young Associates and Carlos Museum members at the Curators' Council and above levels can celebrate the renewal of this amazing space with a champagne toast! RSVP for the toast by calling 404.727.2635 or emailing carlosmembership@emory.edu.


 

Laszlo Excalibur Lecture & Reception
February 7, 2 pm

Reception Hall, Level Three
For this year's Laszlo Excalibur lecture, the Carlos welcomes Getty curator Ken Lapatin to discuss the dynamic compositions, dazzling displays of the nude body, and the graphic expressions of age and character created by ancient artists working in bronze during the Hellenistic period, from the death of Alexander the Great to the establishment of the Roman Empire. Young Associates and Carlos Museum members at the Curators' Council and above levels are invited to stay after the lecture and enjoy a wine and cheese reception in the Carlos Museum boardroom. RSVP for the reception by calling 404.727.2635 or emailing carlosmembership@emory.edu.