Surely the talk of the Denver art and anthropology scenes (yes, there are both) this summer will be the Tutankhamun: The Golden King & the Great Pharaohs exhibit opening at the Denver Art Museum on July 1.
The 100-piece show features priceless artifacts from 2,000 years of Egyptian history, including a 10-foot sculpture of Tutankhamun and a gold death mask from the tomb of Psusennes I. Pieces from the royal tombs of Khefren (of the Great Pyramid) and Hatshepsut (a queen who became a pharaoh) will also be on display.
To give you an idea of what sort of media and crowd crush to expect in the coming months: Early-bird tickets are available for DAM members now. (The general public can get advance tickets starting May 14.) It's really a coup for the DAM, due to the extreme fragility and value of these objects, many of which have never been seen in the U.S. before. For more, visit denverartmuseum.org and kingtut.org.