King Tut's Last Hoorah
It’s a 24-hour Tut party! King Tutankhamun’s last stand! First extended from November 15th until November 20th, now LACMA has announced their wildly popular Tut exhibit will stay open around the clock this weekend before closing up shop and heading to the next stop on the Pharoah’s tour, Fort Lauderdale.
The exhibit starts with a short film about Tut and then opens up to a one-way path showcasing over 100 objects on loan from the Egyptian National Museum, 50 of which are from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Audio tours are available but as always can make the exhibit last a lot longer than going through self-guided. There is plenty to read on the walls and next to the objects, though some items can be hard to decipher if you go when it’s crowded and everyone is fighting for the best angle.
Tickets range in price from $25 for general admission and a specific entrance time (Museum is closed on Wednesdays and tickets cost $30 on Saturday and Sunday) to $75 for VIP entrance whenever you want. Your Tut ticket stub also gets you free admission to the rest of LACMA, which in LAist’s opinion means a must-see stop at the LACMA Showcases Contemporary Artists Contemporary Projects 9: Gajin Fujita and Pablo Vargas Lugo.