Holy Cats! | Kids Out and About Atlanta

Holy Cats!

The ancient Egyptians kept cats as pets and valued their dual nature.

They could be both affectionate and aggressive, protective and destructive. Lions and other wild cats were associated with the royal and the divine, and were both feared and admired.

Using clay, jewelry-making, metal-tooling, and storytelling, children will explore these feline symbols of Egyptian duality in the exhibition Divine Feline: Cats in Ancient Egypt with artist Cathy Amos.

Sketching the jaguars found in the Art of Americas galleries and the lions in the Greek and South Asian collections, children will compare Egyptian feline images with other big cats in the Carlos.

Children will also look at images of canines in the exhibition, from beloved pets to scavenging jackals like Anubis, the god of mummification, because every dog has its day!

Support for educational programs for children and families at the Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare and Margaret C. Clare Foundation and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.


Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA, 30322
United States


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