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While Ancient Egypt is the product of a century of serious archaeology (with the possible exception of the brain hook), Egypt of the Mind qualifies mainly as a whimsical romp. And the two make a logical pair: Since the admission tickets to Ancient Egypt are good only for designated viewing times, visitors are sure to find themselves cooling their heels in the lobby--or just trying to get in the mood. A quick trip through Egypt of the Mind is a good way to get your head in the game.

Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts, through August 2, and Egypt of the Mind, through September 27, at the Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, 640-4433.

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Michael Paglia is an art historian and writer whose columns have appeared in Westword since 1995; his essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine. He taught art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
Contact: Michael Paglia