Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tutankhamun Exhibit in San Francisco

The Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs Exhibit is on display now in at the Fine Arts De Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It will be available from June 27Th 2009 through to March 28Th 2010. You can purchase tickets here be sure to click on San Francisco. Also if you are a Borders Book rewards member you can use the Promo Code TUTBB to get 20% off of Tickets. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition:
Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily; last ticket at 7:30 p.m. (through September 30)
You can visit their website here.

"More than 3,000 years after his reign, and 30 years after the original exhibition opened in San Francisco, Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt’s celebrated “boy king,” returns to the de Young Museum. In the summer of 2009 the de Young presents Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, a glorious exhibition of over 130 outstanding works from the tomb of Tutankhamun, as well as those of his royal predecessors, his family, and court officials.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs includes many new and exciting elements not seen in previous versions of the exhibition, including a revised version of the catalogue, a new audio tour, and additional artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb."

I was lucky enough to be able to see this exhibit when it came to Portland Oregon many, many moons ago. I have always been obsessed with Egypt to the point that now I even have Egyptian tattoo's . Which I find that other people are very curious about. I still vividly can picture that day in the museum because it had such a profound effect on me. It is one thing to read books and look at pictures of Egyptology. To see it in person is moving and I would highly recommend anyone who can go to do so. You would not believe how moving it is to stand before Tutankhamun. Link


  1. I saw this exhibit in San Francisco this summer ... it's quite well done, though a ticket is very expensive! I'm not sure whether it was worth the $27 I spent. What was worth it was to spend time in the nearby Japanese Tea Garden. It's very beautiful and really calms the soul -- especially after a long day of sightseeing!

  2. This was in Atlanta all this year and I never made it down to see it. I was disappointed.

  3. I know I hate it when events are ridiculously over priced. I love S.F. I would love to see the Tea Gardens. My family is from there and I have not been there in forever but I would love to go.

    I did the same thing here in Oregon with the last event, I just ditched. Man did I regret it later once I found out they had activities and other cool things!

  4. I am so jealous...I would love to see this exhibit. I have always loved egyptian stuff - but I end up having to take the train into NYC to see any good art stuff because they never come to Connecticut.

  5. If you can, go!

    I saw it in London maybe 20 years ago, it is well worth the investment of the price of a pair of new shoes (ducks and runs very quickly...)

  6. I bet this is really cool to see in person. I wonder if it's coming to NYC anytime soon...Lizzy what are you tats of??

  7. It might come to NY or might have already, I am not sure how to even find that one out.

    Ha only you would catch that little comment Allie. They are on my feet, one is a jeweled winged scarab, the other is a jackle, like the one sitting on a tomb with the long tail.

  8. The beautiful object in photograph shown above, Tutankhamen's death mask, is NOT in the show! It was a main attraction of the show that came 30 years ago, but it's nowhere to be found this time around, as it no longer leaves Egypt.

    Lizzy, are you aware of this?

    It's a big part of a very deceptive promotional campaign. To pay upwards of $30 to go see it, only to find it's not there, has been a huge disappointment for many visitors.

    The whole show is well described by this review from the San Francisco Chronicle, as crassly overcommercialized, turning art and history into theme park entertainment:

  9. Thank you "Anonymous" I took the picture down because I see your point. I would be very angry if I paid that much to see it and it was not there. That is so lame and very disappointing. At least the paper made a point to say something about it.


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