So there’s a new museum exhibit opening in North Texas at a lesser known but equally impressive venue called the Irving Arts Center. Set upon some beautiful foothills surrounded by Irving’s many corporate headquarters you will find an oasis of culture and art in the Irving Arts Center which is a department of the City of Irving. (between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and minutes from DFW Airport). The Arts Center became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in 2007 and is one of only 160 institutions nationwide to earn the honor.
Tomorrow I will be attending the opening day of Genghis Khan: The Exhibit. This is the largest scale event that they have ever had at the Irving Arts Center and I believe it’s a testament to the growth of arts and culture in the DFW Metroplex and North Texas. The features I’m looking forward to are the mummified remains of a Mongolian Woman, nicknamed The Princess Giant because of her unusual height.
Also, many tomb treasures and artifacts. Little facts about the Khan family will be taught and many special events are sure to entertain the whole family.
The exhibit runs from June 1 through September 30. This weekend will feature some special events coinciding with the exhibit.
Barbara Garwood’s jewelry is handmade in the Russian Faberge tradition by Mongolian women in a village just outside the Gobi Desert. Her gorgeous pieces will be for sale in the Genghis Khan: The Exhibition Gift Shop – but join us early for an exclusive trunk show with the designer from June 3-5. You can visit her site and view her colorful and amazing pieces at: handmadeartjewelry.com
|Barbara Garwood set|
This is also my Merry Christmas Monday WANT! Barbara Garwood makes ornament pieces for the modern day woman. Retailing from $99.00 to $1,500 these are gorgeous and colorful with enamel and filigree that you can’t get anywhere else. I love them. Can you tell the difference between the modern day Barbara Garwood piece and the one of the jewelry artifacts from thousands of years ago in the exhibit? Check both images and let me know!
|Jewelry piece from the Mongol Dynasty|
Celebrate the opening of Genghis Khan: The Exhibition with a Mongolian-themed, outdoor family festival.
- Create Mongolian art projects (felt making, weaving)
- Play Mongolian knucklebone games
- Enjoy live performances
- Test your archery skills (with Irving Police Athletic League) and trebuchet launching (with METSA students from CFBISD)
- Surround yourself with camels, yaks, goats and other furry friends
- Taste Mongolian fare from Genghis Grill
- And more.
You can read more specific exhibit information via my article on Examiner.com. Have a great Tuesday!
Merry Christmas Mondays – as a reminder to new followers, every Monday, I highlight some of the items that ME (Single Dallas Mom) would love to get as a Christmas present. Unique finds and shopping treasures for the female in all of us that caters to the woman (sorry kids!) I always get asked what I want and I usually come up blank so now I can direct my family and friends to my blog for a list of items.