All Exhibitions

January 23 - May 15, 2016
This exhibition brings together prints and batiks by Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger (1915—2009). Credited with reviving the Osun Sacred Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria, Wenger also trained major Nigerian artists such as Twins Seven Seven, Nike Davies-Okundaye, and Adebisi Fabunmi. Her expressive lines, figures, and patterns are inspired by Yoruba deities and European mythology. 

October 10, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Drawn from the celebrated Native American art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) and will feature 118 masterworks representing tribes and First Nations across the North American continent.

Through January 3, 2016
Born in Dublin in 1939, Alen MacWeeney envisioned a short-term project inspired by Yeats’ poetry and what he called “the Ireland of my imagination.” In these photographs, MacWeeney explores the kinds of people, places, and settings that inhabited Yeats’s poetry.

March 7, 2015 - May 29, 2016
As part of Emory's celebration and exploration of creation and creativity across cultures, the Carlos Museum is featuring not only indigenous art of the American Southwest, the gifts of "Spider Woman," but also beadwork and leather of the Plains, Cherokee sculpture and basketry, and Southeastern Mississippian shell jewelry.

March 19 – November 27, 2016
Visitors will encounter compelling works of Tibetan Buddhist art presented in their proper sacred context and regarded as a “doorway” into a higher world.

November 7 - December 7, 2016
The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is one of the most famous books in the world—and for good reason. Published seven years after Shakespeare's death, the First Folio was the first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare's fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell put together the text of the First Folio.

Long-term Collection Share Partnership
HMNS, one of the top ten most visited museums in the country, collaborates with the Carlos Museum on conservation and research in developing a new permanent 10,000-square-foot hall of Ancient Egypt.

The Carlos Museum has closely cooperated on a number of projects with the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, including work at Abydos to better understand the context of Emory’s Old Kingdom mummy. These stela date to around the early 4th Century A.D. and reflect the influence of Greco-Roman culture in Egypt. Michigan excavated part of the vast cemetery of Kom Abu Billou that was the graveyard for the town of Terenouthis. The tombs had chapels with decorated altars that housed small limestone stela that depicted the tomb owner.