Touring Museum Exhibits Masterworks of ‘Eternal Egypt’
A landmark traveling exhibition features masterworks from the British Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian art, according to Smithonian magazine.
"These works reveal how extraordinarily sophisticated the artistic talent of ancient Egypt was," says Sandra Knudsen, associate curator of ancient art at the Toledo Museum of Art, where an enthralling new exhibition, "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum," recently opened its three-year, eight-city tour.
The artwork on display runs the gamut from colossal to miniature, world famous to obscure: statuary in stone, bronze and wood, relief carvings, coffin lids, jewelry, glass, and delicate paintings on papyrus.
After closing in Toledo on May 27, 2001, the show will be on view at Wonders: The Memphis International Cultural Series in Memphis, Tennessee, June 28 through October 21, and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, November 23 through February 24, 2002.
It will move on to Kansas City in April 2002 and then travel to San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago and Baltimore. The show was mounted by the American Federation of Arts in conjunction with the British Museum, with support from the Ford Motor Company. Most of the objects the British Museum loaned to the new exhibition have never before been allowed to leave its confines. With several of its galleries now closed for renovations, the museum consented to let some of its most precious acquisitions travel – Albawaba.com
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