Campus News

May 26, 2011

Take Note

Carlos joins museums across America for free admission to military families

Twin Memorial Figure (ebe ibeji)

The Michael C. Carlos Museum joins a national partnership to offer, starting May 27, free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

"We are pleased to partner with the National Endowment of Arts and Blue Star Families," says Carlos Museum Director Bonnie Speed. "Offering free admission to our military personnel and their families is a small but heartfelt token of our appreciation, and we hope they will find their experiences here enriching and inspiring."

At the Carlos, visitors can view the special exhibit, "Divine Intervention: African Art & Religion." It features 50 works from more than 20 African cultures and is drawn from the Carlos' collection of African art, illustrating the traditional African belief that works of art function as a bridge between the human and divine worlds.

Also on view will be objects from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, the Americas, Asia and Africa. The museum's works on paper from the Renaissance to the present day will provide the visitors with a glimpse into the art and history of world cultures.

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.

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

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