Two Tickets & Audio Tours for the Michael C. Carlos Museum
Behold, access to one of our favorite hidden gems in Atlanta: The Michael C. Carlos Museum. This place is as close to a treasure trove as we’re gonna get in these parts, with expansive exhibitions hailing from every region of the world, and just about every era.
What To Expect
- TWO TICKETS to the Michael C. Carlos Museum, one of the regions oldest and largest collections – sporting artistic acquisitions from Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome the Ancient Americas and much, much more.
- TWO audio tours to accompany and guide you as you meander your way through the museum’s treasure trove of historic finds.
If there’s one thing that can really bring out the kid in us, it’s a good ol’ trip to the museum. Is it gazing upon centuries-old relics that make us feel so mesmerized and dwarfed in comparison? Or it just the trip to the museum itself, drumming up memories of class field trips in grade school? Whatever it is, it’s something we know we just don’t do enough of – and though Atlanta has its fair share of museums around town to peruse, we’re pretty darn fond of the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Established way back in 1919, this Museum on the Emory campus has grown right alongside the University itself: expanding its collections, curating or hosting stellar exhibitions, running a renowned art conservation lab, along with offering a full calendar of family, adult, and children’s programs, and generally being an awesome place to get your arts and culture fix. So that should give you a pretty good idea, the stuff they’ve acquired over the years? It’s impressive.
We suggest you spend a day exploring their galleries with your favorite fellow inquiring mind. Pick a continent, any continent: they’ve got pretty much every ancient society we could think of represented. Have a mind for mummies? Their collection of ancient Egyptian and Nubian art will have you pressing your nose up against the glass (just try not to streak it). They’ve even got a bona fide, 4000 year-old mummy in the house (!), along with tomb reliefs, a sculpture of the young King Tut himself, and the coffins of Tanakhtnettahat and Iawttayesheret. For those focused on histories based this side of the Atlantic, there’s plenty to look at, too. Browse artwork from ancient Mayan, Aztec, Chavin, and Inca and be amazed. And we haven’t even touched on their Greek and Roman, Asian, African, and Near Eastern collections yet. Trust us, when you’re in this place, the world is your oyster.
Of course, all that exploring can get a little daunting, so we’re throwing in a couple guided audio tours for you and your pal too. Because staring at an ancient artifact in disbelief and awe is one thing, but staring at it while an informed narrator brings it back to life in your ear? That’s a whole new joy entirely.