Michael C. Carlos Museum


The Michael C. Carlos Museum is part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1836 the University has 11,300 students and 2,500 faculty members who represent all regions of the United States and more than 100 foreign nations.

  1. Art of the Ancient Americas All three principal cultural centers of North and South America are represented: Mesoamerica, Central America, and the Andes. Most of the important art-producing cultures, from West Mexico to the Maya and Aztec, from Honduras to Panama, from the Chavin to the Inca are in their collection. There are six very interesting highlights at this web site.

  2. Asian Art The Museum has acquired works of Asian art with a special interest in South Asia (India) which was the focus of the gallery's first installation. The department's eleven highlights include many religious artworks, from Buddhist to Hindu art. There are many fine sculptures.

  3. African Art The Carlos Museum's collection of 19th and 20th century African art offers valuable insight into African artistic expressions in the variety of their forms, functions, and cultures of origin. A majority of the objects come from West Africa, with a focus on the numerous cultures of Nigeria, Benin (formerly Dahomey), and the Cameroon Grassfields. The rest are from the Equatorial Central region of the continent, located mainly in the modern state of Zaire. There are nine highlights at this web site.


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