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Walk like an Egyptian
by Tribune Staff
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Funerary Vessel of the Wab-priest of Amon, Nefer-her, painted to imitate stone New Kingdom, ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E. Pottery, painted.
June at the Nevada Museum of Art is all about ancient Egypt as an exhibit featuring more than 100 objects, including statuary, sarcophagi, coffins, gold jewelry and elegantly crafted vessels, makes its way to Reno.

“To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum of Art” is a collection of relics that illustrates for visitors the ancient Egyptian strategies for defeating death and living forever. It is also designed for viewers to consider an Egypt of the future.

The exhibit opens June 11 and will run through Sept. 4.

June also marks the 80th anniversary of the museum and several Egypt-related events will be held June 18 and 19 to celebrate the museum’s legacy, help promote the exhibit and give those interested in ancient Egyptian history a broader orientation on the subject.

The three events are as follows:

WHAT: Matinee lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egyptian minister of antiquities

WHEN: Noon on June 17

WHERE: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

COST: $15 / $12 for museum members 

World-renowned archaeologist Dr. Hawass leads audiences through a riveting voyage of discovery including excavations at the Valley of the Kings, uncovering the mysteries of Tutankhamun and Ramesses III, the secrets of the Great Pyramid of Khufu and his five year search to uncover the tombs of the great Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

WHAT: Pyramid Party

WHEN: From 7 to 10:30 p.m. on June 17

WHERE: Nevada Museum of Art

COST: $300 / $275 for museum members, prepaid tickets are required.

Guarded and greeted by Egyptian gods of the underworld, guests will travel to a romanticized era of archaeology and exploration, while indulging in a bountiful feast, live music and spectacular entertainment with acrobats and aerialists. Egyptian, adventure and 1930s inspired costumes encouraged. 

WHAT: Egyptian Birthday Bazaar

WHEN: 3 to 11 p.m. on June 18

WHERE: Nevada Museum of Art

COST: Admission to the party and the museum is free.

Celebrate the museum’s 80th anniversary with members, family and friends at this party inspired by Cairo’s bustling street bazaar complete with live music, acrobatic performances, food and giftware vendors, stilt walkers, fortune tellers and sword-swallowers. Create your own adventure while participating in a treasure hunt and exploration of “To Live Forever:  Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum.” Stay late for a dance party in the atrium to the electro-orchestral sounds of EO. Ride your bike for free valet courtesy of the Reno Bike Project.
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