Egyptomania: The Western Fascination with Egypt Exhibition

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November 1

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until January 27, 2019

On view November 1, 2018-January 27, 2019 during regular library hours

Enjoy an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. on November 1 with a gallery tour at 7:00 p.m. by Egyptologist Megan Paqua. Discover how Egypt has captivated the Western imagination from the nineteenth century until today. From Napoleon’s conquest of Africa to the discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in the 1920s, Egyptomania swept America and Europe and came to symbolize the exotic, romantic, and mysterious. Featuring materials from Pequot Library’s Special Collections, including late 19th century photographs of Egypt and archeological surveys, this exhibit explores the far-reaching influence of Egypt on Western culture. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine served. Free and open to the public. No registration required.


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Southport, CT 06890 United States
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Room Location
Perkin Gallery, Reading Room