PHARAOH FOR A DAY AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 01:14.

 
PHARAOH FOR A DAY AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART ON APRIL FOOLS DAY!

 

MIX: Pharaoh, event at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, April Fools Day, 2016.

On the evening of Friday, April 1, 2016, The Cleveland Museum of Art located at 11150 East Blvd. in University Circle, in Cleveland, Ohio, celebrated their MIX: PHARAOH event – from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 
The event was held in conjunction with the current centennial exhibition on Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. The exhibition will conclude on June 12, 2016.

 

PROGRAM:

The event celebrated, in the new atrium, included:

 
Recorded Music with DJ Brian McDonald,

Hieroglyphic Messages – Create your own hieroglyphic “papyrus” by writing a message like an ancient Egyptian scribe.

 
Relief Carving – Try your hand at carving your own miniature relief.

Gallery Talks/Tours: There were two gallery talks – Treasures from the Tomb and Egyptomania.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS:

The photographs show the celebration in the atrium and the gallery talks/tours held in the 2016 historic building. The event was very well attended.

 

 



 
Recorded Music with DJ Brian McDonald:
 
The recorded music had a middle eastern ring.

 
Hieroglyphic Messages – Create your own hieroglyphic “papyrus” by writing a message like an ancient Egyptian scribe.



Relief Carving – Try your hand at carving your own miniature relief.

 
 
Gallery Talk/Tour on “Treasures from the Tomb” with Stephanie Foster, Museum Educator, Cleveland Museum of Art shown discussing the story behind a Roman Sarcophagus, AD 100-125.
 


Gallery Talk/Tour on “Egyptomania” with Bethany Corrivaeau, Museum Educator, Cleveland Museum of Art shown discussing a painting (right corner) dealing with Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798.

LONG LINES FOR THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION, PHARAOH: KING OF ANCIENT EGYPT:

There were long lines for the centennial exhibition which opened on March 13 and will run through June 12, 2016.So far I have visited the exhibition four times and have only been able to study the art objects in four of the ten galleries. There are over 150 objects -- some over 5,000 years old. A review of the exhibition will be posted later.

 

 

PHARAOH FOR A DAYAT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART:

I had a button saying "I love my Mummy" pinned on to my blue Indians cap. I also had a card from the MIX event pinned on to sweater. In addition to the attachments, the atmosphere in the Cleveland Museum of Art on April Fools Day, 2016 was one that definitely made me feel like a "Pharaoh for a Day".

 

 

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART IN CLEVELAND, OHIO:

The exhibition, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt is part of the museum's centennial celebration. The museum opened in 1916.

 

 



 
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