All Exhibitions

August 22, 2015 – 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.

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 122 masterworks representing tribes and First Nations across the North American continent.

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.

March 7, 2015 - January 3, 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.

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.

August 30, 2014 – July 26, 2015
A tablet discovered in the ruins of the ancient Babylonian city of Nippur in the nineteenth century by a team from the University of Pennsylvania tells the extraordinary story of a plan by the gods to destroy the world by means of a great flood and recounts the tale of an immortal man named Utnapishti, who builds a huge boat to rescue his family and every type of animal. The Nippur Tablet is now on loan to the Carlos Museum by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to highlight programming and research focused on ancient biblical sources in conjunction with Emory University’s Creation Stories project.     
 

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.