Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ATLANTApix: MCCM, A Clever Secret

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Michael C. Carlos Museum
I've said it before and I'll say it again, and again, and again...I love clever! The Michael C. Carlos Museum is among my personal favorites of Atlanta destinations that fall into the "best kept secret" category.

What's so clever in that, you ask? Well, it's not that it's a secret, of course. It's that their claim-to-fame is that they have in their collection the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western hemisphere (going on exhibit soon!)...and the entry passage to the museum is in the shape of a pyramid. Quite clever, I think.

So, yes, they're famous for their Egyptian art collection, part of their Egyptian, Nubian, and Eastern Art gallery. But, equally impressive are their Greek and Roman collection (which I'm partial to, having lived in Greece) and their Ancient American collection (which I'm also partial to, being of Cherokee descent). 

More modest in size, but just as grand in scale are their African Art collection and their Asian ArtCosmic Form of Eighteen-Armed Vishnu." collection, which features the 11th Century "

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