Michael C. Carlos Museum

Why should campers visit the Carlos Museum? Because throughout time and across cultures, human beings have taken the materials of the earth and created works of art that express their humanity. From the most beautiful work of sculpture to the humblest ceramic pot; these objects reveal the stories of civilization, from belief systems to political philosophies, to societal roles and structures, to patterns of daily life. For more information or to schedule a self-guided tour please call 404-727-0519.
Contact Info
Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Tel: 404-727-0519. Fax: 404 727-4292. Email: nwest@emory.edu. Website: www.carlos.emory.edu/. Contact: Nina West. Hrs: Tues-Sat 10-4; Sun 12-4. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grade levels. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Self-guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.