Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit Invites You To The Opening of Immersive King Tut

“Immersive King Tut” opened on November 4th and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the “boy king’s” tomb in November 1922.

Immersive King Tut
Immersive King Tut, Photo_by_Mila_Samokhina

The same innovation behind the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit housed in Detroit Harmonie park area is bringing you the upcoming Immersive Klimt focusing on Pharaoh Tutankhamun; “Immersive King Tut: Boy. King. Hero.”

Housed at the Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit, the same place where the “Immersive Van Gogh” installation resides. “Immersive King Tut” opened on November 4th to commemorate the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the “boy king’s” tomb in November 1922.

Immersive King Tut uses stunning visuals to tell the story of the Amduat, an important ancient Egyptian funerary text, thought to be the oldest known illustrated story, that was depicted on the tombs of pharaohs. State-of-the-art video mapping and ground-breaking animation bring to life the story of King Tut’s passage into the afterlife as he escorts the sun through the underworld each night to rise again victoriously each morning.

Immersive King Tut Exhibit Photo by Mila Samokhina 

“Since the discovery of his tomb a century ago, Tutankhamun, or King Tut, has transfixed the world,” said Corey Ross, producer of “Immersive King Tut.” “Over the past 100 years, the magnificent artifacts from his tomb have drawn millions of visitors eager to see first-hand the grandeur and splendor of Egypt’s most famous leader. This captivating experience will use sight and sound to transport visitors more than 3,000 years into the past in a groundbreaking way that only Lighthouse Immersive can.”

Visitors to the installation can expect state-of-the-art video mapping and animation to bring to life the story of King Tut. Mexico City-based Cocolab created the animations integrating images acquired by UEG and IFFDA through their 30-year history of presenting touring exhibitions including those honoring King Tut and ancient Egyptian civilization.

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“For the first time, we’re moving beyond the men and women who have created some of the world’s most prized treasures into a world where the world’s most prized treasures were created to honor one man,” said Svetlana Dvoretsky, producer of “Immersive King Tut.” “Visitors to our Lighthouse ArtSpace venues will virtually move from room to room, experiencing ancient Egypt in a mesmerizing way that’s befit for a king.”

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