Friday, October 9, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Egyptian show is low on bling but high on beauty

By Holland Cotter
Senwosret III as a sphinx, part of the exhibition “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NEW YORK---Ancient Egypt is box office gold: Do a show, and people will come. Few institutions have done a better job at illuminating that art than the Metropolitan Museum. And it returns to the subject in “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom,” an exhibition notably low on King Tut bling and high on complex beauty. Opening on Monday, it’s a classic Met product. [link]