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Special Egyptian Exhibition, February 10 - November 11, 2018
Carlos Museum, Level Three, Regular Museum Hours
The Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum are undergoing renovation. While this process is occurring, the Carlos Museum will host a special exhibition centered on the important role of cats in ancient Egyptian culture. This exhibit features many objects from the Brooklyn Museum, which is renowned for its Egyptian collection, as well as material from the Carlos’s own collection.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Carlos Museum, Exhibition Galleries, Emory University
Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Carlos Museum Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, leads visitors through the Divine Felines of Ancient Egypt exhibition. Dr. Hartwig did a great deal of coordinating and planning for this special exhibition. Further, Dr. Hartwig has been deeply involved with planning the renovation of the Egyptian galleries at the Carlos Museum.
Space is limited and a reservation is required by calling 404-727-6118.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University
Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, explores the fascinating and complex imagery of the ancient Egyptian divine being – Bes. Often presented as a bearded dwarf, Bes also displayed leonine aspects that were at once fearsome and protective. Not only worshipped at the lowest and highest levels of society, Bes was immensely popular across time – still intriguing audiences today.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.