Get ready for an exciting new exhibit coming to NOLA next month! NOMA will be opening the doors to Queen Nefertari’s Egypt from March 18 to July 17, 2022. The artifacts presented will provide a comprehensive look into the power and influence of women during the period known as “The New Kingdom” (c.1539-1075 BCE), when Egyptian civilization was at its height.
“NOMA is delighted to be able to present exceedingly rare objects found within the tomb of Nefertari herself in an installation where visitors can appreciate their great history up close,” said Susan Taylor, Montine McDaniel Freeman Director.
Explore the life of Nefertari, who served not only as a queen but a diplomat and queen mother. Through the presentation of more than 230 artifacts from this period, you’ll be able to relive the role and legacy of women, including Nefertari and other great royal wives, sisters, daughters, and mothers of pharaohs, as well as goddesses.
Ticketholders will be able to see sculptures, objects, votive steles, stone sarcophagi, painted coffins, and items of daily life. More information can be found here.
The exhibit will be presented in seven sweeping sections:
- Pharaohs, Goddesses, and the Temple
- Women in Ancient Egypt
- Deir el-Medina: The Worker’s Village
- The Afterlife
- Queen Nefertari’s Tomb
- Egyptian Funerary Texts and Painted Coffins
- Nefertari’s Tomb Model
During the exhibit, NOMA will be open seven days a week, and the museum will offer extended hours:
Monday 10 am-6 pm
Tuesday 10 am-9 pm
Wednesday 10 am-6 pm
Thursday 10 am-6 pm
Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Featured image by Daniela Turcanu