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Carlos Museum offers free admission to military service families

By Leslie King | Emory Report | May 23, 2014

For the fourth year, the Michael C. Carlos Museum participates in the Blue Star Museum initiative, which offers free admission to military service members, including National Guard and Reserve members, and their families from May 24 through Labor Day on Sept. 1.

The Carlos is one of more than 1,300 museums across America in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families. See the complete list of participating museums.

Exhibitions on view now

Visitors can view two exhibitions now at the museum: "Mirroring the Saints: The Jesuit Wierix Collection from the Church of De Krijtberg, Amsterdam" and "Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixárika Arts of Modern West Mexico."

A combination of objects on loan and from Emory-based collections, the Jesuit Wierix exhibition features 12 copperplates from the 17th century in a collection only discovered in 2000 in Amsterdam.

The exhibition also features engravings from the Carlos permanent collection; Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; and the Melion-Clum collection, all original to the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The exhibition ends June 1.

"Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon," on view through Feb. 1, 2015, is installed in the Native North American gallery on the first floor. The objects on loan to the Carlos represent the Wixárika, often known as the Huicho, an indigenous people of modern western Mexico.

On display are detailed beaded objects and pressed-yarn "paintings." Other objects, both sacred and secular, include prayer bowls used on pilgrimage ceremonies and masks purposefully made for collectors.

Admission to the Carlos Museum is always free for Emory faculty, staff and students.