The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library will host an eight-panel touring photographic exhibition from Atlanta’s Michael C. Carlos Museum from Saturday, July 22, 2017 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017. “Discover the Stories of Civilization: Stories of Beauty, Power, Love, Glory and Faith” highlights 15 treasures from the museum’s renowned collections of art from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
The exhibition’s statewide tour is part of a new partnership between the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Georgia Public Library Service that also allows residents with valid library cards to check out a museum family pass, valid for up to six free admissions, at more than 400 participating libraries across Georgia.
“As Socrates said, ‘wisdom begins in wonder,’ and nothing instills wonder in young children like Egyptian mummies and Greek myths,” said Carlos Museum Director Bonnie Speed. “On behalf of the museum board and staff, I would like to thank Georgia’s public libraries for helping us share these exceptional works of art and rare artifacts with families throughout the state.”
From its founding as the Emory University Museum in 1919, the Michael C. Carlos Museum has served generations of students, scholars, schoolchildren, history buffs, art lovers and tourists for nearly a century. Today it welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year.
“Georgia’s library users of all ages will enjoy visiting this marvelous education treasure, and we’re delighted to partner with the museum to make its collections more accessible to families throughout the state,” said State Librarian Julie Walker. “This is one more wonderful way for public libraries to help create a more educated Georgia.”