All Exhibitions

February 19 - May 18, 2014
The Carlos Museum plaque of the goddess Lhamo is currently on view at Asia society in New York in their exhibit "Golden Visions of Densatil: a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery"


Through February 1, 2015

The Native North American gallery on the first floor will next host a show of objects on loan to the Carlos Museum representing the Wixarika (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.

March 15-May 18, 2014
Carlos Museum object loans continue to augment the impact of popular exhibitions across the nation. These loans allow museums to reconstruct original contexts, further audience insights, while offering a direct experience of ancient civilizations through primary sources. Not the least of which is the inclusion of the Carlos Museum’s figure of Goddess Lhamo in the Asia Society’s exhibition, Golden Visions of Densatil: a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, on view through May 18, 2014.

February 19 - June 1, 2014
This exhibition features recently discovered copperplates from the Jesuit Wierix collection from De Krijtberg, Amsterdam, and prints by three members of the famous Wierix family: brothers Jan Wierix (1549-ca. 1618), Hieronymus Wierix (1553-1519), and Anton II Wierix (ca. 1555-1604). The Jesuit Wierix collection of copperplates came to light in the summer of 2000 when the Jesuit residence at De Krijtberg (the Church of St. Francis Xavier) in downtown Amsterdam was being vacated for renovations.

September 21, 2013 - June 8, 2014
Carlos Museum objects are on loan to the Albany Institute of History and Art as part of The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition. Art and artifacts from around the world and advanced medical technologies help unravel the mystery of the Albany mummies.

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.

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.