Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh is the first exhibition to highlight the glorious and controversial reign of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut (1479–1458 b.c.). Her ambitious pursuit of the Egyptian throne and mysterious disappearance after 20 years of rule have fueled debate among Egyptologists for over a century. Hatshepsut’s reign was a period of immense artistic creativity, yet under her stepson and successor, Thutmose III, the pharaoh-queen’s monuments were systematically destroyed, and all memory of her rule was erased. This exhibition reconstructs her rise and fall through the spectacular monuments and art of her court—royal statuary, temple relief sculptures, ceremonial objects, dazzling jewelry, and other exquisite treasures from Egypt’s golden age.

Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh