Dallas Museum of Art presents Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt opening day

Dallas Museum of Art presents Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt
Sven Laurent, Sphinx of King Sheshenq, c. 945–718 B.C.E., bronze, Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.586 Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art

From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt features cats and lions in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through diverse representations from the world-famous holdings of the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition features more than 80 objects exploring wild and domestic cats, feline deities, cat burial practices and luxury items decorated with feline features, as well as a small section on dogs.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display through January 8, 2017.

Event Details

When

10.9.16 | 11:00 am

Where

1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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Ticket Info

Free-$16