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North Carolina Museum of Art Hosting Mummy Exhibit

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Alyssa Atkinson
Alyssa Atkinson
 30 days ago

All the details you should know.

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For those of you who love art, history, and entertainment, there are many options for you to explore in North Carolina. Some of the most well known places to visit include the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

One of the potentially lesser known locations is the North Carolina Museum of Art, which features both an East and West building. The Museum of Art is packed with sites to see and exhibitions.

They are currently open on select days and times for touring. I got the chance to make the trek all the way over to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and I was not disappointed. I am fully vaccinated, and I also made sure to wear my mask the whole time I was there. Remember to adhere to all social distancing guidelines and keep yourself and others safe, no matter what public activities you choose to attend.

I wanted to share a few features and events going on currently, so those of you who are considering attending will know what to expect. If you have a family, this might be an especially fun weekend activity for you all to enjoy.

Times, Tickets and Social Distancing Measures

There are a few details concerning the times, tickets, and social dsitancing measures you should know about before heading to the North Carolina museum of art. They are advertised on their website as follows:

"The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm and required free timed tickets for the Museum collection galleries to encourage social distancing."

If you are interested specifically in the mummy exhibit going on right now, called the Golden Mummies of Egypt, you will need a paid ticket. The mummy exhibit is a special exhibit within the museum, so it does cost. The exhibit will run through July 11, 2021, so there is still plenty of time to see it before it is gone.

The cost to attend is $23.60 for adults 19+, but there are special discounts for younger ages, seniors, military, students, etc., so you can check the website for the full list (and to purchase tickets in advance).

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What is the exhibit like?

When I visited the museum, I went through the galleries and also walked the path to view some of the outdoor art. However, I did not get the chance to watch the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibit, so I cannot provide my personal experience.

Fortunately, there is a detailed description of the exhibit on the North Carolina Museum of Art website. I have pulled a short excerpt that you can read to get a bit of an idea on what to expect:

"In a series of lavishly illustrated thematic sections, the exhibition uses the outstanding collections of the Manchester Museum to allow visitors to examine life for the wealthy in multicultural Roman Egypt, where diverse Egyptian, Roman, and Greek communities and cultural influences were blended."

It also goes on to discuss afterlife expectations, preservation and decoration practices, and other parts of this period in history.

If you are particularly interested in this period of time in history, you will likely find the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibit both insightful and informative.

Final Thoughts

If you love art, history, culture, and entertainment like I do, the North Carolina museums will likely be perfect for you.

If you live anywhere near the Raleigh area, the North Carolina Museum of Art is certainly worth checking out, as they feature plenty of unique pieces and exhibits. Plus, you can check out the mummy exhibit right now, so if that sounds interesting to you, it's probably worth the drive over.

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