If you are into Egyptian, Greek, Roman and ancient American art, this is the museum for you. They have an excellent collection of statuary, mummies and ceramics 2,000-3,000 years old. They allow non-flash photography, but about half the galleries on the first floor are very dark. In fact I tripped on the bottom step going to the upper gallery since I couldn’t see it! For the size of the museum, the $8 admission is rather steep, so I can only recommend it if you are really into this kind of art. And then there is the parking problem. There is parking behind the museum, but like many major liberal universities, it’s not for you, but university staff! There are two garages about a 5-10 minute walk away, but they are very difficult to find and you have to go in the visitor entrance, which is even harder to find than the garage! The Fishburne Deck is the closest but you have to walk down a steep hill and it is very hard to find. There is also a deck and lot off Eagle Drive. Parking is about $2 per hour. Get a map off their web page and plan on 20 minutes driving around to actually find parking and the museum. Be sure to check out the buildings around the museum on the quadrangle which have a variety of marble designs and patterns that are stunning.
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