Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This is a picture of Howard Carter. Howard was the man who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. This is the very same King Tutankhamun that is NOT at the Dallas Museum of Art exhibit entitled "King Tut". OK, I know I already went through the whole story yesterday, but I am really miffed about this. Someone in the comments yesterday said that the museum WEB site clearly stated that King Tut, and his gold burial masks were not in the exhibit. My friend, this is known as Fine Print. On the place you order the tickets, and in the 4 story banner hanging from the side of the museum, the Golden Burial mask is pictured. In fact in all of the publicity material, I was unable to find a single example of the Golden Burial mask NOT being shown. In fact, it is usually the ONLY picture shown. So, with a four story banner with the words "King Tut" beside an enormous picture of the golden burial mask, one would think that you were buying a ticket to see King Tut and the golden burial mask.
Clearly everyone in the exhibit was expecting to see King Tut. I could hear people saying as they were getting routed into the gift shop, "But where is King Tut?", so I know it was not just me.
To be honest, I have not felt this ripped off since I was 8 years old and paid 50 cents to see a carnival side show advertising a two headed man. When I went in, there was no two headed man. Same scam, just on a larger scale. You expect this type of thing from Carnival Side Shows, but not the Dallas Museum of Art. Shame on you Dallas Museum of art, for the sake of $$ you deceived and disappointed countless thousands of people. Shame, shame, shame.