This Thursday, join Not About The Buildings and the Providence Athenaeum for The Mummy-In, a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Some Words With A Mummy.” Originally published in 1845, the story pokes fun at the 19th-century craze for all things Egyptian. What better way to celebrate the re-opening of the RISD Museum’s Egyptian galleries! We’ll take turns reading the story aloud and then we’ll head upstairs to visit Nesmin, the museum’s resident mummy, with RISD Museum Curator of Ancient Art Gina Borromeo and Emily Russo, Brown PhD candidate in Egyptology.
The Mummy-In is part of the RISD Museum’s monthly Design The Night series, which means that museum admission is also free for the evening.
224 Benefit Street
Thursday, June 19th