Pharaoh : King of Ancient Egypt at the CMA

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The Pharaoh : King of Ancient Egypt opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art, this Sunday, March 13th and runs until June 12th. The other evening I was able to preview the exhibit and honestly it seriously took my breathe away.

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With regards to art, I am more of a “painting and photography” enthusiast and less into the historical relis that many of these types of exhibits display. However, with that said, this show blew all of my pre-concieved notions of Egyptian Art right out the window. The way the exhibit design team at the CMA designed the individuals room themes and stories was both captivating and educational. Each room a different color hue to showcase the collection of antiquities, the individual pieces seemed to glow in their new temporary home.

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Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient history to life through some of the finest objects from the vast Egyptian holdings of the British Museum, from monumental sculpture to exquisite jewelry, supplemented by masterworks from the Cleveland collection.

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Don’t miss out on this exhibit, get your tickets early and go see this engaging show, it’s great for the whole family. The presentation of Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition in Cleveland is made possible by Baker Hostetler, with additional support from the Selz Foundation.

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(Of course a visit to the exhibition wouldn’t be complete without a selfie in from of the pyramids…don’t miss this opportunity on the way out of the show! Snap. Snap.)

I was invited to attend the media opening of this new exhibit as part of their social engagements efforts. Thanks for supporting the Cleveland Museum of Art as they bring in incredible exhibits to our region and allow me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!