Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt

Last night I had the opportunity to view the Cleveland Museum of Art's centennial exhibition: Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. It's a gorgeous collection and I'm excited to share this sneak peek with you!
2016 Centennial Exhibition, #PharaohCMA, Cleveland, #ThisisCLE
The British Museum's collaboration with CMA brings together a vast collection of sculptures, exquisite jewelry, papyrus and more. The collection looks past the myth to reveal the carefully designed personas of the Egyptian kings and explore the realities of daily life for the ancient royals.
2016 Centennial Exhibition, #PharaohCMA, Cleveland, #ThisisCLE
It brings to life 3,000 years of ancient history. The exhibition runs from this Sunday March 13th to Sunday June 12th. It will certainly be popular so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.

Tickets:
$17 for adults
$15 for students and seniors
$  9 for children 6 and up

Some of my favorites were the papyrus fragment...
2016 Centennial Exhibition, #PharaohCMA, Cleveland, #ThisisCLE
and the paint box...
2016 Centennial Exhibition, #PharaohCMA, Cleveland, #ThisisCLE
These ultra fragile items somehow have managed to survive for centuries. The colors are still vibrant and it's awesome to be able to see these delicate items so close.

In addition to viewing the exhibition, there are many other ways to experience Pharaoh.
2016 Centennial Exhibition, #PharaohCMA, Cleveland, #ThisisCLE
Prix Fix Menu at Provenance
Dinner served Wednesday and Friday from 5 - 8pm.

  • mezza plate: zaatar clay bread, pickled radish, fava hummus,grapes, figs  and local honeycomb
  • seared duck breast & kusheri with date, leek, yogurt creamed squash & cucumbers, saffron rice, lentils and pomegranate gastrique
  • baklava cake with pistachios, almond and rose petal

MIX
Friday April 1, 5-10 pm
$15, members free
Mix gets an Egyptian flavor with a pop-up from Provenance.

Complementary Exhibition: Pyramids & Sphinxes
Pyramids & Sphinxes is on view now through May 24, 2016 in the Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery. This mixed-media exhibition explores how European artists of the 19th century used brush, paint and camera to document tombs, temples, fallen colossi and other monuments that symbolized a once glorious, now vanished empire. Pyramids & Sphinxes includes the museum’s recent acquisition of the stunning Temple of Edfu: The Door of the Pylon by John Frederick Lewis(British, 1805–1876), a great master of Victorian English watercolor.

Second Sundays: Egyptian Excursion
Sunday Mar 13, 11:00–4:00.
Let your creativity and the museum’s collection serve as your guides through ancient Egypt. Bring your family to the Cleveland Museum of Art on the second Sunday of every month for a variety of family-friendly activities,including art making, Art Stories, Art Cart, scavenger hunts and more.

For more events and other details, go online or visit the museum's Facebook page.

* Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media sneak peek which included admission, appetizers and beverages. I also received the exhibition catalogue. As always, opinions are my own. *



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