News Release: Arts and Humanities, Events

Apr. 28,  2009

King Tut Exhibit Closing Soon

Carlos Museum's "Wonderful Things" Extended

The people of Atlanta have a final opportunity to see "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" during extended hours for the last two weeks of its run at the Atlanta Civic Center. This exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasures, on view till May 17, 2009, features more than 130 extraordinary objects from the greatest eras of Egyptian history. The companion exhibition "Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun" at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University has been extended through July 26, 2009.

Extended hours at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center for the Tutankhamun exhibition begin May 1:

  • Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last ticket sold); exhibition closes at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last ticket sold); exhibition closes at 9 p.m.

Matinee pricing Mondays-Thursdays from noon until close is available for $15, and packages of tickets for a family of four are $46. For more information about visiting and tickets, visit www.kingtut.org or www.carlos.emory.edu. Carlos Museum members receive untimed tickets at $12, and members at a certain level and above get two free tickets. Admission to the Carlos Museum for"Wonderful Things" is a donation of $7.

As one of the last Egyptian-themed events during the exhibition’s run, Dr. Peter Lacovara, Carlos Museum’s curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art, will conduct a tour of revival art and architecture in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre, Oakland Cemetery, and the High Museum on May 9, 2009. The chartered coach for the"Egyptomania in Atlanta Bus Tour" will leave the Carlos Museum at 9:30 a.m. Participants will enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. Fee: $40 for Museum members; $50 for non-members. To register, call 404.727.4280.

"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" includes many artifacts never before seen in the United States, featuring more than 130 extraordinary objects from the reign of Tutankhamun and the most significant pharaohs who ruled the Nile throughout 2,000 years of history. "Wonderful Things" brings to Atlanta 60 photographs showcasing the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun from 1922. These photographs not only bring to life the excitement of the discovery and excavation of the tomb, but also highlight Harry Burton’s artistic genius as he captured some of the most evocative images ever put on film. Visitors will see how the photographs were taken, the way in which they were used, and how they captured the imagination of the world. This companion exhibition also carries objects on view from the Carlos Museum’s renowned Charlotte Lichirie Collection of Ancient Egyptian art, known for its mummies and coffins spanning over 3,000 years including the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Americas.

Developed in partnership with Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor and American Airlines is the official airline.

Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center Location: 395 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Telephone: 404.880.3242 Hours: Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last ticket sold); exhibition closes at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last ticket sold); exhibition closes at 9 p.m.

Michael C. Carlos Museum Location: 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, U.S.A. Telephone: 404.727.4282 Fax: 404.727.4292 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 12 noon - 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and university holidays) Admission: $7 donation. Free for Carlos Museum members and Emory University faculty, students, and staff. Public Tours: Free docent-led tours of the Museum depart from the Rotunda on Level One every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. during the Emory academic year (call 404.727.4282 to confirm).

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