Queen Nefertari's Egypt, Kimbell Art Museum

Date/Time

December 06, 2020 to March 14, 2021

Location

Kimbell Art Museum View map
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Additional Information

Description

The dramatic special exhibition Queen Nefertari's Egypt celebrates the women of the New Kingdom Period (1550–1070 BC), when Egyptian civilization was at its height. Nefertari, whose name means "the most beautiful of them all," was the beloved royal wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Linked to some of the most magnificent monuments of ancient Egypt, she not only appears in statues, images and inscriptions on the buildings of Ramesses II, but a complete temple was consecrated to her in Abu Simbel, beside the one dedicated to her husband.

Her tomb is the largest and most richly decorated in the Valley of the Queens. Nefertari, as well as other royal wives, sisters, daughters and mothers of pharaohs, and even women who were pharaohs themselves, are brought to life through approximately 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins and stone sarcophagi, as well as various items of daily life.

The exhibition is organized by the Museo Egizio, Turin, and StArt, in collaboration with the Kimbell Art Museum.

Admission to the Kimbell’s collection is always free. Special exhibition tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, students, K–12 teachers and active-duty military, $14 for children ages 6–11, and free for children under 6. Admission is half-price all day on Tuesdays and after 5pm on Fridays.

$3 for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Show a valid Snap Card at the box office to receive $3 admission for each family member present. Additional discounts do not apply.

Hours: The museum is open 10am–5pm Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays; noon–8pm Fridays; noon–5pm Sundays. Closed Mondays and major holidays.