Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt
She was known as The One for Whom the Sun Shines. Discover the celebrated Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Experience the magnificence of royal palaces and tombs, including Nefertari’s burial chamber, considered one of the greatest artistic achievements in the Valley of the Queens. Explore the daily life of the village where tomb builders and artisans lived, worked and worshipped more than 3,000 years ago.
Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, the exhibition will bring together works that present the richness of life in ancient Egypt, focusing on the role of women—goddesses, queens, and commoners.
Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the discovery of the tomb of one of the most famous figures of the time. Works of art from the excavations will bring ancient Egypt to life for 21st-century audiences.
Organized by Museo Egizio, Turin, and StArt in collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, and National Geographic Society.
In Kansas City this exhibition is supported by Paul DeBruce and Linda Woodsmall-DeBruce; Shirley Bush Helzberg; G. Kenneth and Ann Baum; Ronald and Nancy Jones; Jill and Don Hall, Jr.; Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation; Imperial PFS; Neil D. Karbank; Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation; The Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust; JE Dunn Construction Company; Nancy and Rick Green; Liz and Greg Maday; Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation; Thomas and Sally Wood Foundation. As of September 19
Statue of the goddess Mut, New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasties, 1539-1076 B.C.E. Limestone, 21 1/4 x 11 x 8 1/2 inches (54 x 28 x 22 cm) Museo Egizio, Turin.