exhibits

Big exhibits bloom all over town–“Tut,” the Biennial and an outdoor Henry Moore

Call it Denver’s summer of blockbusters. Three big, very different exhibitions will be duking it out for the public’s attention. Heading the list is King Tut — an abbreviated name that draws instant recognition and conjures the exoticism, mystery and thrill of ancient Egypt. The 1922 discovery of the young pharaoh’s untouched, luxurious tomb drew international coverage and sparked a sensation that continues to this day. The Denver Art Museum is serving as host for the touring show,”Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,” which will open June 29 and run through Jan. 9 — nine days longer than originally announced. On view will be 50 objects from Tut’s tomb, as well as at least 50 objects related to other Egyptian pharaohs — all on loan from t...