Leaving his mark at temples like Luxor, Karnak and Thebes, Ramesses II was one of the most important pharaohs of Egypt â€" and one that we know the most about. He ruled Egypt for 62 years, during a time of extensive building. The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park hosts a special exhibit now through March 10 that explores the world of Ramesses II. Out of Egypt: Ramesses II in Context highlights the historic and artistic context of this pharaohâ€™s reign. Youâ€™ll see excellent examples of Egyptian royal portraiture, and learn about its influence on the art of the Greeks and other cultures that followed.
Please note that the museum is closed on Wednesdays, and admission costs $12 for adults, $9 for military/seniors, $8 for college students, and $4.50 for youths aged 7-17. The San Diego Museum of Art is situated Balboa Park, along with many other world-class museums including the San Diego Art & Space Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Man. You could spend a lifetime exploring the many Balboa Park museums. Whether you are a lover of culture, history or Egyptology, this amazing exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art offers endless fascination. Our waterfront hotel is less than seven miles away from all the Balboa Park museums. Contact us today for more information or to make your reservations at 1-888-809-4914.