October 18th, 2011
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has outdone itself with the arrival Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to view the exhibit. Once the doors open you will be greeted by Harrison Ford and a short description of Egypt and what made their ancient culture great. There is so much to take in, but the MFAH does a great job in setting it up nicely for its patrons. I was amazed at the great condition of all the artifacts and statues. There are over 100 pieces of Egyptian Art, history, and jewelry; it’s definitely worth the price of admission.
If you love art, archaeology , and history this show is for you. Why fly to Cairo, Egypt when you can view all the artworks right here in beautiful Houston, Texas. King Tut was a young pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty and had a short reign of only 9 years. His death is still very much a mystery today.
With so much art to view from the exhibition , you will definitely need some comfortable shoes: it takes about 90 minutes to see the entirety without being rushed. Be sure to purchase an audio tour to hear a brief synopsis of each piece: A great buy at only $2.50. There’s no denying that Egyptians loved the finer things in life like jewelry, gold and a passion for power.
You’ll be amazed at the treasures they possessed. Don’t waste your money traveling to Egypt, swing by 1001 Bissonnet and visit Egypt in Houston.
The exhibition is on view from Oct. 16, 2011 – April 15, 2011
Location: 1001 Bissonnet — Law Building, 2nd floor
Visit www.mfah.org or call 713-639-7300 for more information.
Submitted by Jesse Kantu