Archive | May, 2010

King Tut!

Small gold coffinette which contained some of the kings organs.You can see the projections behind it, and get a sense of the theatricalnature of much of the exhibition. Still a beautiful, masterfully made object. King Tut is back in New York, not at an art Museum, it has become so commercialized that they are holding the exhibition near Times Square in what they call, “The Discovery Center”, which until this exhibition, I had never heard of before. While having fairly modest expectations I felt I had to go, it is a rare opportunity to see things from his tomb. I arrived around 11am, just as all the school kids were arriving in enormous buses. A large crowd was milling about and waiting. It turns out they were being ushered in as groups, and I went and paid my $31. for a ticket. Pretty steep. I then waited as groups were allowed in to pace the crowds in the exhibition. I feared that this did not bode well for my viewing experience, I expected to be […]

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