Egypt: Gift of the Nile
The rich cultural heritage of one of the world’s cradles of civilization comes to life March 3 with the grand opening of Egypt ~ Gift of the Nile at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Following the Members Only and VIP reception from 4-6 pm, the public is invited for free from 6-9 pm as part of Fort Collins Gallery Walk.
“Egypt is a fascinating country with a special mystique of its own,” said Jack Curfman, the exhibit’s designer and installer. “As a kid, I was transfixed by National Geographic magazines which showed its incredible pyramids and intricate architectural detail.” Curfman, a Colorado State University alumnus and faculty emeritus, is an internationally-honored exhibition designer with a 51-year career at CSU. He has been recognized by countless art museums and professional organizations for his superb creative ability.
The exhibit’s unique art and artifacts include Egyptian wedding jewelry, camel saddles, papyrus prints and illustrations, exquisite inlaid treasure boxes, textiles and clothing, furniture, currency, and a replica of the Rosetta Stone. Visitors will learn about ancient Egypt through its pharaohs, temples, mummification processes, and hieroglyphics.
The exhibit runs through June 17. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 W. Mountain Avenue., and Museum hours are 11 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970.221.4600.