Donor Opening Reception: "Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs”

August 18, 2022, 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Ramses II statue

Upper part of a colossal of Ramses II. Egyptian, Ashmunein, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19. Limestone, 76 3/4 x 27 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (195 x 70 x 85 cm). Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 87299

Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, Contemporary Support Council, and exhibition sponsors are invited to the opening celebration of Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.

At 6:30 pm, guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes presentation with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egyptian archaeologist, Egyptologist, and former minister of antiquities.

From 7 to 9 pm, donors will preview the exhibition before it opens to the public, plus partake in a cocktail reception with light bites and entertainment. Donors will also be able to see Faith Ringgold: American People

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs explores the life and accomplishments of the eminent military officer who became king of Egypt as Ramses II, one of the most remarkable and celebrated rulers in history. The opulence of ancient Egyptian civilization and the beauty of its precious treasures are revealed in the dazzling objects on view.

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COVID-19 Guidance

Please note: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with a photo ID is required for all guests, including receipt of a booster shot (with the booster having been received at least one week before attendance). A well-fitted mask is encouraged

Accessibility Information

To request accessibility accommodations for the evening, please reach out to by Friday, August 5, 2022

Ticket Information

Invitations to this event are a benefit for Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, Contemporary Support Council, and exhibition sponsors. Invitations will be mailed to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email or call 415.750.7648.

Interested in increasing your donation to attend? Call 415.750.3508 to join a dedicated group of art enthusiasts and begin enjoying exclusive benefits including insider access, compelling learning opportunities, behind-the-scenes tours, VIP tickets, and invitations to travel with museum curators.

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