Rediscover the Michael C. Carlos Museum this fall

Emory Report | Aug. 31, 2021

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum’s Asian Art Gallery has reopened after a renovation and reconfiguration. The museum is open with safety measures in place and new exhibits to enjoy during fall semester.

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The Michael C. Carlos Museum is open with safety measures in place and new exhibits to enjoy during fall semester. Rediscover the permanent collections, come see the new face of the Asian Gallery and experience new exhibitions.

After being renovated and reconfigured, the Asian Art Gallery reopened Aug. 28. This complete renovation increases the museum's capacity to display a wider variety of Asian art. The additional space permits larger audiences into the gallery, allows several Buddhist sculptures to be brought out of storage for display, and creates a better viewing experience for sculptures now displayed in the round, such as the four-faced Shiva lingam. For more details, visit the Asian Art Gallery webpage.

“Resonance: Recent Acquisitions in Photography” opened Aug. 28 and is on view through Oct. 24. The 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. All images bear witness to a finite time and place, yet how we understand them is contingent upon memory, interpretation and lived experience. The photographs of “Resonance” were taken between 1963 and 2015 and are from recent gifts to the Carlos Museum’s collection. They are intended to resonate in some way with the unprecedented realities and profound emotions experienced by many during 2020. Visit the Resonance exhibition webpage for more information.

Later this fall, the Carlos Museum will presentEach/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger.” The exhibition is the first to feature together the work of these two leading Indigenous contemporary artists whose processes focus on collaborative artmaking. Exploring the collective process of creation, “Each/Other” will feature mor than two dozen mixed-media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger. A new monumental piece of artist-guided community artwork also will be included. The exhibition will be on display from Sept. 25 - Dec. 12. To learn more about this exhibition, visit the Each/Other webpage.

Admission to the Carlos Museum is always free for museum members and Emory University faculty, staff and students. Free public tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more details or for a full list of upcoming programs, visit the Carlos Museum website.