Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Bonaparte Egypt

Bonaparte and Egypt

I recently saw Bonaparte et l’Egypte: Feu et Lumières (“Bonaparte and Egypt: Fire and Enlightenment”) at the Institut du Monde Arabe. Ambitious title, and my expectations for this exhibition were high, but the show fell flat. So what was missing? For one thing the rooms were small, stifling the epic feeling the subject begged for. For […]



For fans of Egyptian history (and Michelle Moran)

A few days ago I was visiting the Louvre with my Mom and we were admiring the extraordinary Egyptian Antiquities Department there. One of my favorite places in the museum is the suite of Charles X rooms. Collections of Egyptian art, dating back thousands of years, displayed in a gorgeous 1820s Egyptian-style setting, especially designed […]