“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” will mine the National Geographic Society’s archives to bring a digital projection-based bit of Ancient Egypt to Downtown L.A. later this year.
To be clear, “Beyond King Tut” won’t feature any physical relics found within the tomb but will instead digitally present them as glittering, golden oversized projections (yes, it’s one of those exhibits, from the same folks behind “Beyond Van Gogh”). Renderings of some of the nine galleries show some constructed elements, too, like a sarcophagus and boat that both feature screens.
We should point out that there have been multiple King Tut exhibitions in L.A. over the past few decades that’ve featured actual objects from the young ruler’s tomb, most recently at the California Science Center in 2018. But with the the long-delayed Grand Egyptian Museum set to finally (hopefully?) open in Giza later this year, it’s unlikely that those discoveries will tour again any time soon.
So until you book a flight to Egypt, this touring show will have to do. It’ll hit Magic Box L.A. at the Reef from November 4, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Tickets are already available: Standard admission starts at $28 for adults, with various premium add-ons available.