Tuesday, July 7, 2009

King Tut Exhibitions

There are two exhibits currently ready to transport you to the Egyptian kingdoms of 3000 years ago.  If we get in the vicinity of either of these over the course of the summer we'll be sure to visit. If you beat us to it, I would really be interested in hearing your comments.

Tutankhamun the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 27, 2009 - October 2009

Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Canada
November 24, 2009 - April 2010
This exhibition features 50 objects from the tomb of
Tutankhamun including the gold sandals that adorned the mummy's feet and a beautifully adorned canopic jar that mummified his internal organs. In addition to the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, 80 ancient artifacts are featured, which highlight many of the most significant rulers of ancient Egypt such as Khefren, whose great pyramid is the only remaining structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world and Hatshepsut, the queen who became king.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

de Young Museum
San Francisco, California
June 27, 2009 - March 2010

This exhibit focuses on the 18
th Dynasty, a 100 year period when Egypt was at the height of its power and the "golden age" of Egyptian artistry.  This was the era when Tutankhamun and his ancestors reigned.  The extensive array of more than 130 extraordinary artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites features 50 of Tutankhamun's burial objects, including his royal diadem and one of the four gold and precious stone inlaid canopic coffinettes that contained his mummified internal organs.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.kingtut.org

1 comment:

  1. My siblings & I took my mom (& our kids) to see this exhibit while it was at the Dallas Museum of Art this year. It was wonderful. Hopefully, you've been able to see it!