The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 - United States





About the Carlos Museum
Since its formal establishment on Emory’s Atlanta campus in 1919, the Michael C. Carlos Museum has become one of the premier museums in the Southeast. The museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections in the region with artwork from ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East; Greece and Rome; the Americas; Africa; and Asia as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

Through world-class permanent collections and special exhibitions, innovative programming, and one-of-a-kind opportunities to engage with art firsthand, the Carlos Museum serves Emory University and the Atlanta community as a dynamic interdisciplinary center that cultivates literacy in the arts and fosters understanding of diverse religions and civilizations.


Public Tours are offered every Saturday at 2pm. Interested visitors should meet at the information desk on level one.

Resonance: Recent Acquisitions in Photography
Photographs are uniquely evocative of the human experience. They bear witness to a finite time and place—be it an image of a fleeting encounter or an endured reality—that is contingent upon memory, interpretation, and re-interpretation. This exhibition explores the act of interpretation through the seemingly opposing themes of isolation and togetherness, loss and shared joy, and fear and courage, among others. The photographs seen here, all from recent gifts to the collection, are intended to resonate in some way with the unprecedented realities and profound emotions experienced by many during 2020. No two experiences have been the same; as a result, viewers may find meaning in the images themselves or in the tensions created between them.

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