Experience the traveling exhibit of King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, featuring more than 150 original artifacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb, including 60 that have never left Egypt until this tour at the Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, Boston. This display of exceptional masterpieces marks nearly 100 years since the discovery of the royal tomb in 1922 by British Egyptologist Howard Carter. At the conclusion of this traveling exhibit, the artifacts will head home to Egypt where they will be on permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, considered to be one of the largest museum development projects in the world, and is scheduled to open soon.
We’ll spend the rest of the afternoon at the Boston MFA to view the permanent collection and special exhibits including Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression. Boston has been a center for the collecting and appreciation of Monet’s paintings since the late 19th century. In honor of its 150th anniversary, the MFA celebrates a great treasure of its collection with a once-in-a-generation chance to see all 35 of the Museum’s oil paintings by Monet. The exhibition draws from the MFA’s broader global collection to bring Monet’s early works into conversation with Japanese woodblock prints and earlier European paintings—enabling a fuller understanding and appreciation of the art and artists that inspired him. Lunch is on our own at one of the MFA’s cafes/restaurants.
Guide: Jeanne Fontaine
Tuesday, June 23
Depart: 7:30 am; return: 5:30 pm
Includes tour, lunch, bus transportation and gratuities.