Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University (page 2 of two pages)

Michael Graves (remodeling)
1984; 1993

The Classical Court (See detail of the floor below)

The permanent collection includes twenty-nine galleries with art from Egypt, the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, Asia and Africa, Oceania and the ancient Americas. This two-story court with side galleries displays Greek objects.
Graves designed all the interiors--the panels, the color schemes, and the richly textured surfaces from cloth coverings to natural wood, to Georgia marble.

Two-story gallery with the Egyptian collection

A press release explains that this gallery is inspired by Egyptian architecture, seen in the stonework, the cornice details, and the colors.

An elegant ramp connecting the galleries


The floor in the Classical Court

A press release explains that the Classical Court has a 38 x 15 foot image of the Athenian Acropolis stenciled on the floor. "This feature is a direct reference made by Graves to Hornbostel, who founded the Carnegie-Mellon University School of Architecture and used this technique there with marble inlay."

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Other buildings on the Emory University campus on this website include: Alumni Memorial Hall by Ivey and Crook, William R. Cannon Chapel by Paul Rudolph, Michael C. Carlos Hall (Lamar School of Law) by Henry Hornbostel, R. Howard Dobbs University Center by John Portman, and George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center by John Portman.

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