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Wonderful Things! The Egyptian Revival Craze of the 1920s and 1930s

Published on Nov 21, 2022

The Pasadena Senior Center will host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 22, called “Wonderful Things! The Egyptian Revival Craze of the 1920s and 1930s,” presented by historian Eleanor Schrader, a professor at Santa Monica College where she teaches art history and architectural history.

100 years ago, on November 26, 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter first looked into the long-lost tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen and famously proclaimed that he saw “wonderful things!” The fabulous find touched off a decades-long craze for ancient Egypt that reverberated around the world.

The lecture on Tuesday begins at 2 p.m. on Zoom.

Eleanor Schrader, who has a MBA from Loyola Marymount University, has also done graduate work in fine arts and decorative arts at Sotheby’s Institute, London and New York, and graduate studies in architectural history at USC.

She conducts architectural tours in Los Angeles, has worked for a fine arts auction house, has served as a design review commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills, and was named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

She was a recipient of the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award in 2002, and the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award in 2008.

Attendance on the Zoom is free, but registration is required.

To register, visit and click the Register Online button.

For more information, call (626) 795-4331. 

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