13 September 2010

false advertising

just back from a weekend in Denver. I went for the King Tut exhibition. I'd missd previous incarnations of the show. it's theatrically presentd with Harrison Ford narrating the commentary. & there are exquisite pieces worth seeing.

however all the ads feature the most famous item from that treasure trove -- the boy king's gold funeral mask. & that piece is absent from this version of the traveling show.

3 comments:

richard lopez said...

we saw the king tut exhibit last jan. at the de young in golden gate park. we thought it was a wonderful presentation of the works of ancient egypt, even felt a little intimate too, but it was omar sharrif who narrated the exhibit. what simply blows my mind is the melding of digital technology with old-fashioned static displays that are now common-place in contemporary museums.

AlexG said...

intimate: you mean the toilet seat?

richard lopez said...

nay! i missed that throne.