By: Neal Burnette-Irwin
Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville officially opened Immersive King Tut on October 21, 2022 to the public. Immersive King Tut focuses on the Egyptian pharaoh and ruler, Tutankhamun, and his journey in the afterlife. The exhibit and Immersive experience will coincide with the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb being discovered by archeologist Howard Carter in November 1922 and uses narration, cinematic visuals, and music to depict the story.
The visual projections show the meaning of the Amduat, an ancient Egyptian funerary text that was illustrated onto the tombs of pharaohs.
The story also includes the snake god of chaos, Apophis, from the tomb of Rameses I, as well as Tutankhamun’s golden death mask, and the Cairo Museum’s ancient sculpture that depicts the ruler of the Underworld, Osiris, rising with the sun. Also shown is King Tut’s coffin and burial chamber.
Pellissippi State Technical Community College student, Ella Bailey, 19, works at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville and raved about the new exhibit.
“After viewing the show, I got a whole new perspective on King Tut and his impact during his reign as pharaoh. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys learning about the history of Egypt and its mythology.”
Lighthouse Immersive brought this exhibition to multiple North American venues by partnering with International Foundation for Fine and Decorative Arts (IFFDA) and United Exhibits Group (UEG).
The creative team at Cocolab in Mexico City designed Immersive King Tut with art direction by Renata Galindo, original music by Edi Kistler, and project lead César Moheno-Pla. Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville is located at 4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville.
Tickets start at $29.99 and are available now at immersive-kingtut.com.