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Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
+1 404-727-4282
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Great museum with varied exhibits

Great museum with displays of many areas of archeology and cultures. Special exhibits are frequent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
charleslambert392
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Tucker, Georgia
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Meh!

After reading previous reviews, my husband and I visited the museum last Sunday. Apparently, this... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Lisa D
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The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with displays of many areas of archeology and cultures. Special exhibits are frequent and good. Indian paper art was this small special along with a large cats in antiquity exhibit. Has one of the better Egyptian mummy and artifact ehibits. Many small rooms...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

After reading previous reviews, my husband and I visited the museum last Sunday. Apparently, this was a “free” admission day. Also there apparently was a Groupon in force on audio guides. The museum was stuffy and very crowded. I had read reviews extolling the virtues...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Filled with examples of the best artifacts from the ancient Americas and Europe, it’s hard to believe this gem exists in Atlanta. It is well curated although the layout of the building can make it difficult to navigate on busy days. The top floor includes...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Emory University's Michael Graves designed, little cabinet gem of a museum with a well presented gallery of Grecian, Roman, Egyptian, African and Asian treasures. Currently presenting Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, a collaborative exhibit with the Brooklyn Museum (NY) through mid November 2018. Modest...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I didn't expect this museum but I was pleased with running into it. It has a sizable collection of things of Egyptian, Roman, and Greek origins, and, to a smaller degree, from Central and South America. For those of you who expect a free museum...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We've planned to go here forever, and last week I found a Groupon for it. So we went this week to take the audio tour. It was fabulous! My teen learned a lot, and really enjoyed seeing ancient artworks from the Americas, India, Greece and...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This little museum houses a permanent collection of ancient Egyptian art worth the visit. Besides the collection, the museum offers lectures, films, workshops and special programs for children. Last time we visited, we took advantage of a free admission day, had a lovely and very...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The M.C.C museum is such an amazing archive. It is truly a plethora of hidden gems. I felt transported back in time viewing the Egyptian mummies, seeing Judean earthenware, and viewing the African craftsmanship. Although I didn't get to tour the entire museum, I do...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I have visited this museum in the past, but today used the audio tour for the first time. Since I know little about the ancient world, the audio tour helped my understanding of what I was viewing. Highly recommend the audio tour. Asked the guards...More

Thank panpanda
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Visited here to get extra credit for my AP Art History class. The museum is small and well done. They have art from all over the world and they had a really cool special exhibit when I visited. We parked and walked about 5 minutes...More

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langee2
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Response from Lori B | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $8 Students, Seniors, and Children (ages 6-17): $6 (Children ages 5 and under free) Carlos Museum Members: Free - Become a member Emory University Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free with Emory ID Audio guide rental... More
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