San Antonio Museum or Art

Day Trip to Exciting New Egyptian Exhibition in Houston

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston Museum of Natural Science

Price: $75 | Limited space. Register: call (210) 978–8120 or email allyson.walsh@samuseum.org.

Painted and plastered linen mummy case of a woman called Bakenrenes. Third Intermediate Period, about 650 BC. Image courtesy the Houston Museum of Natural Science

The new Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which just opened last May, is now one of the largest displays of Egyptian art and artifacts in the southwestern United States. Join Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World Jessica Powers for a trip to Houston to see this exciting installation, which including a dozen Egyptian coffins and three mummies, as well as objects relating to daily life, religion, and politics. We will also visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to see two exhibitions: Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, featuring masterpieces of Islamic art, and Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which offers a rare opportunity to see objects from archaeological sites around the Arabian peninsula. We will depart from the SAMA parking lot at 7:15am and return around 7:30pm. The ticket price includes transportation and admission to the exhibitions at both museums. This trip is hosted by the Friends of Ancient Art.