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.
Member Preview Days
November 12-13 | 10 am-5 pm
Museo Egizio, Its Collections and Current Research
Thurs, November 14 | 6-7 pm
Third Thursday | Valley of the Queens
Thursday, November 21 | 6-9 pm
Cultural Heritage at Risk:
From Climate Change to Social Instability
Thurs, December 5 | 6-7 pm
Ask an Egyptologist
Thurs, January 30, 2020 | 6-7 pm
Women and Power in Ancient Egypt
Thurs, March 5, 2020 | 6-7 pm
Weekend Family Fun
Every Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm
Explore Ancient Egypt with an art activity at the Fun Spot in Bloch Lobby
Search for women and goddesses of Ancient Egypt in the galleries, and discover elements of beauty.
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; Evelyn Craft Belger and Dick Belger; 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 26.
Statue of the goddess Mut, New Kingdom, 18th-20th Dynasties, 1550-1070 B.C.E. Limestone, 21 1/4 x 11 x 8 1/2 inches (54 x 28 x 22 cm) Museo Egizio, Turin.