What You'll Get
Egypt has yielded some of archaeology’s most revered treasures, such as the bust of Nefertiti, the tomb of Tutankhamen, and the elaborate Lego constructions of Imhotep. Discover history’s greatest wonders with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get one admission to the “To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art (a $10 value). The exhibit runs from June 11 to September 4.
The exhibit animates ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about mortality and the afterlife through a collection of more than 100 artifacts—including mummies, sarcophagi, sculpture, and jewelry—to amaze amateur anthropologists and inspire pharaohs-in-training. While illuminating the aesthetics, economics, and metaphysics of funeral rituals, the exhibit also contemplates the lingering influence of this millennia-old heritage in modern Egyptian culture. Completing the time-travel trifecta, science-fiction author Bruce Sterling contributes a speculative interpretation of how the confluence of antiquity and modernity may impact Egypt in the future, a vision further illustrated in an 80-foot panoramic mural.
As the only accredited art museum in the state, the Nevada Museum of Art is one of the nation’s premier institutions of cultural and historical introspection. Today’s Groupon covers a general-admission ticket during the featured dates, allowing curators of curiosity to explore the full range of permanent collections after concluding their Egyptian excursion.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 6/11/11. Valid only for general admission tickets. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.