Saturday, March 27, 2010

Michael C. Carlos Museum Profile

Art Museum Journal (Stan Parchin)

Stan has posted a profile of the MCC Museum, located on the Emory University Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Here's a short excerpt, describing the Egyptian, Nubian and Near East collection.

These galleries are especially striking and beautifully showcase an excellent collection of the ancient art from this region, the finest in the American Southeast. Perhaps the most dramatic objects exhibited are 10 magnificently decorated Egyptian wood coffins, displayed to good effect at table height and accessible for close viewing. Additional treasures include a sculpture of Pharaoh Tutankhamun as a child, canopic jars, jewelry, amulets and statuary. Again, side galleries are used to display groupings of smaller artifacts in an appropriate setting.

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