and down the street and around farther than we could see...for the end of the line.
Fortunately for us someone came along saying that museum members could go right in. We were not yet members, but I asked if we could become members NOW and get right in?
And was told YES we could. Membership for seniors was $50. Only one of us had to be a member and the other would be the guest of that member at no cost.
So in we went, signed up for 15 months of membership that gave us FREE entry to this show (King Tut; the Amish Quilt show also on now; and anything else we wanted to see today or in the next fifteen months!) We are stoked! As there will be an Impressionists show including Van Gogh in March, and other shows we are very interested in. We see our $50 paying for a lot of art and culture now and more very very soon. We were NOT allowed to photograph in the exhibits for course. But it was okay to capture some things in the hallways and gift shops...
For instance, if you'd like a gold throne this one is on sale!
And these statues were memory triggers for the absolutely awesome works of art we saw in the exhibit. The history is something DH teaches his sixth graders...And I realized I was seeing things with new eyes used to seeking out details now in art, jewelry...I don't have room enough here to describe my feelings, reactions, sense of awe I felt seeing these uncovered (1922) treasures of 3200 years ago!
Talk about being inspired...look out for bird wings in thread painting coming to this blog sometime soon.
Replica jewelry in the gift shop was very pretty indeed.
Their hand stitched quilts from blue men's work shirts, pink girls dresses and trimmed in black from the women's dresses from the late 1800's -1942 was just breathtaking.
All those tiny stitches done by hand.
These are not Amish work but some tidbits found in the gift shop.
The T-shirts and cups did have pictures taken from the collection.
and got ready to leave we saw that the lines of people were still pouring in,
as the rain continued to pour down on them.
I wanted to tell them it was worth the wait!