Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is a splendid collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and other Near East artifacts house in a unique building designed by renowned architect Michael Graves.   Also included in the museum is a large assembly of items from 19th and 20th century sub-Saharan African art, as well as European and American works on paper.  The museum is continually involved in putting together special traveling exhibits. 

Directions by car to Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

From North Atlanta
From north of the city, take I-85 South to the Clairmont Road exit. Turn left onto Clairmont and continue for 5-6 miles. (You will cross over Lavista Road and North Druid Hills Road.) When you get to North Decatur Road, turn right. Go approximately one-half mile until you reach a five-way intersection. (Everybody?s Pizza will be in front of you on the left.) At that intersection, turn right into the main gates of Emory University onto Dowman Drive. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

From 400, get off 400 at Sidney Marcus Boulevard exit and turn left onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Buford Highway and get in the far right lane. At intersection of Buford Highway and Cheshire Bridge Road, turn right onto Cheshire Bridge. At intersection of Cheshire Bridge and LaVista, turn left onto LaVista. At intersection of LaVista and Shepherds Lane, turn right onto Shepherds Lane. Shepherds Lane will dead end into Briarcliff Road. Turn right onto Briarcliff and make an immediate left onto Clifton Road. Proceed on Clifton Road until you come to North Decatur Road. When you get to North Decatur Road, turn right. Go approximately one-half mile until you reach a five-way intersection. (Everybody?s Pizza will be in front of you on the left.) At that intersection, turn right into the main gates of Emory University onto Dowman Drive. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

From south of the city
From south of the city, take 75/85 North to the Freedom Parkway exit. Follow Freedom Parkway until it dead-ends into Moreland Avenue. Turn left onto Moreland. Cross Ponce de Leon Avenue. (When you cross Ponce de Leon, Moreland Avenue becomes Briarcliff Road.) The fourth traffic light after crossing Ponce de Leon will be the intersection of Briarcliff and North Decatur Road. Turn right onto North Decatur Road. Continue on North Decatur approximately 1/2 mile until you come to a five-way intersection. At that intersection, turn left into the main gates of Emory University onto Dowman Drive. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

From West Atlanta
I-20 E to I-75 North. I-75/I-85 North to Freedom Parkway exit. Turn right. Following signs to the Carter Center, bear right on the Parkway which will deadend into Moreland Avenue. Turn left on Moreland Avenue. Cross Ponce de Leon. (Moreland becomes Briarcliff). Turn right on North Decatur Road. At five-way intersection, turn left into the University. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

From East Atlanta
I-20 W to Moreland Avenue exit. Turn right. Cross Ponce de Leon. (Moreland becomes Briarcliff). Turn right on North Decatur Road. At five-way intersection, turn left into the University. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

Highway 78 to Lawrenceville Highway. Turn right onto North Decatur Road. Cross Clifton Road. At five-way intersection with Everybody's Pizza at left, turn right into the University. The B. Jones Parking Lot is accessible by making the left turn off of Dowman Drive after entering the gates of Emory University. The Fishburne Parking Deck is located behind Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Fishburne Drive, the first right turn off of Dowman Drive.

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  • Michael C. Carlos Museum
  • 571 S. Kilgo Street
  • Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-727-4282
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