Friday, July 31, 2009

Tut at Twilight

The de Young makes mid-week magical this summer with “Tut at Twilight.” On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7:30 pm, visitors are invited to experience Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs and enjoy discounted admission, convenient parking, evening views from the de Young's observation tower, and a special prix fixe menu at the Museum Cafe. Tickets are on sale now.

WHEN:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 30, 2009
5-7:30 pm; last ticket at 7:30 pm


WHERE:
de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118


WEBSITE:
www.deyoungmuseum.org/tut/twilight


TICKETS:
Discounted Tut at Twilight admission is $20 for adults, seniors, students, and groups, and $15 for youth 6–17 and FAMSF members. Special event pricing; other discounts or offers do not apply. Permanent collection galleries not open. Tickets are available through www.deyoungmuseum.org/tut/twilight


MENU:
$14, or $21 with a glass of wine.


Sample Tut at Twilight Cafe Menu:

To Start: Mediterranean Hummus Plate with Kalamata Olives, Cucumber Salad, Feta Cheese and Warm Pita Wedges

Entrée: Misri (Egyptian) Chicken Kebabs: Dukkau Spiced, Marinated Chicken served over an Eggplant & Tomato Ragout topped with Minted Yogurt Raita

Sweet: Profiteroles with Vanilla Mousse with Summer Strawberries and Chocolate Sauce


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs presents over 130 important objects from Egypt’s Golden Age, including 50 from the tomb of King Tut. The exhibition places Tutankhamun in a larger context through an additional 80 objects from the tombs of his ancestors, which provide insight into the daily life and royal burial practices of the 18th Dynasty. Four additional objects from Tut’s tomb add luster and intrigue to the de Young’s presentation. The exhibition runs through March 28, 2010.

The exhibition is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is the proud cultural partner of the exhibition, and American Airlines is the official airline. The San Francisco presentation is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mrs. Thomas B. Crowley, Sr., and Rajnikant and Helen Desai.


TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are now on sale. For additional information about tickets and pricing, please visit www.deyoungmuseum.org/tut. For groups of ten or more, visitors may contact the group sales office at tutgroups@famsf.org or call 415.750.3620.


VISITING THE DE YOUNG:
The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.

Address: Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

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