Volume II, Number 3 March 1st, 2001
The Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Telephone: +1 404.727.4282
Fax: +1 404.727.4292
Museum Website: http://www.emory.edu/CARLOS/
Egypt Odyssey Website for Kids: http://www.emory.edu/CARLOS/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/homepg.html
Suggested donation: $5 per person
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm
Note: The Museum is closed during university holidays.
Opening April 22nd and running through January 6th, 2002, the Michael C. Carlos Museum presents "The Collector's Eye: Masterpieces of Egyptian Art from the Thalassic Collection, Ltd".
Gathered during a lifetime of collecting by Theodore and Araea Halkidis, most of the two hundred objects in this esteemed and sometimes controversial private collection have never been presented publicly before now. Items include artifacts from pre-dynastic times to artifacts from Cleopatra's time.
The vast majority of the objects are new to the public. A granite image of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with the features of Amenhotep III was included as part of the recent touring exhibition "Pharaohs of the Sun." The statue is now rejoining the rest of the collection for this exhibit.
The general public will have a unique opportunity to peer behind the doors of the world of large-scale private collections when Theodore Halkidis shares his insights and anecdotes about building the Thalassic Collection when he appears as guest lecturer on April 27th, 2001 at 7pm.
Because of its close association with Emory University, the Carlos Museum offers frequent lectures on varied aspects of Egyptology. On March 19th, Dr. Wilma Wetterstrom will speak on "From Flowers to Pharaohs: Unraveling Mysteries of Ancient Egypt with Plants"; April 3rd features Dr. Peter Lacovara, Curator of Egyptian Art, speaking on a Middle Kingdom boat model on loan from the Semitic Museum at Harvard University. The museum also has an active children's workshop series with many sessions focusing on ancient Egypt.
The Carlos Museum has also recently acquired the Egyptian collection of the now-defunct Niagara Falls Museum in Niagara Falls, Canada. Among the items in this primarily late-period assortment is a male mummy which curator Peter Lacovara believes may be that of Ramesses I (1293-1291 b.c.e). This collection is off-exhibit at present but will be displayed this October after conservation is completed. A few pieces from the collection are being presented periodically at the museum, but the full display will be revealed for the first time in fall. At that time, most of the ten mummies and nine sarcophagi will be presented for public view.
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