Spiva sponsors trip to Dallas for King Tut exhibit
March 22, 2009

The George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is sponsoring a road trip to see the return engagement of "Tutankamum and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" that is on display at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, TX. Active Spiva members are encouraged to take advantage of the trip scheduled for April 17-19, 2009.

Arts and Exhibitions International describes the museum offering this way:

'"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" explores the figures who guided ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The exhibition focuses on the 18th Dynasty, a 100-year period when Egypt was at the height of its power and the "golden age" of Egyptian artistry. This was the era when Tutankhamun and his ancestors reigned. The extensive array of more than 130 extraordinary artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites features 50 of Tutankhamun's burial objects, including his royal diadem and one of the four gold and precious stone inlaid canopic coffinettes that contained his mummified internal organs.'

The Spiva itinerary includes departing Jopin on Friday, Apr. 17 at 1 p.m. and arriving in Dallas at 8 p.m. The next day will be devoted to enjoying the exhibition. Departure will be Sunday at 10 a.m. with arrival in Joplin at 5 p.m. Food expenses while traveling are on your own as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday.

The maximum cost based upon double occupancy at the Hyatt Place is $225; it includes bus transportation, admission and lodging including two breakfasts. (The cost is based upon 30 participants and would decline if more show interest.) Lodging may be limited; reserving early is advised.

A $125 deposit is due by Tuesday, Mar. 31. It is refundable only if a replacement is secured. The balance of $100 is due by Friday, Apr. 10.

For information about membership please phone (417) 623-0183 or send an e-mail here.

On the road with King Tut

"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" is the renowned exhibition that has drawn five million visitors worldwide. From Dallas the exhibition will travel to San Francisco's de Young Museum and will be open from June 27, 2009 until March 2010. The exhibition previously had presented at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Contemporary Art, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, and The Franklin in Philadelphia.

A second exhibition entitled the "Golden King and Great Pharoahs opened at the Atlanta Civic Center and will remain until the end of May 2009. From there it will travel to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis for a showing from June 27 until the end of October 2009. It features 50 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun including the gold sandals that adorned the mummies feet and a beautifully adorned canopic jar that mummified his internal organs as well as 80 ancient artifacts that highlight many of the most significant rulers of ancient Egypt.

The story of King Tut may be found here.
To view an exhibition preview go here.

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