This museum on the Emory campus has been one of Georgia's best kept secrets for nearly a century (it opened in 1919). With a heavy emphasis on ancient artifacts, gathered from all over the world, the building is filled to the brim with classical, Near Eastern, American, African, and Asian art. Probably the most popular exhibit is the Egyptian Gallery, which features mummies—not just humans either; there's famously a kitten corpse wrapped in muslin, as well—along with other relics from that era. It may be smaller than other museums, but the MCCM houses an impressive 16,000 objects spread over a time period of more than 9,000 years. Paid visitor parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck and at the B. Jones Center lot. After 6pm, you'll find ample free parking around campus.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
Near the intersection of Oxford and N. Decatur Rds., on the Main Quad of the Emory campus, 571 S. Kilgo St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Druid Hills Hours Tues–Sat 10am–4pm, Sun noon–4pm Transportation MARTA: B us line 6 Emory from Inman Park and Lindbergh stations, or 36 North Decatur from Avondale and Midtown stations Phone 404/727-4282 Prices Admission $8 Web site The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University
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