Memphis Blue, Ottoman Gold

EXHIBIT: SPLENDORS OF THE OTTOMAN SULTANS

WHERE: MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER

WHAT: JEWELRY, WEAPONS AND OTHER ARTIFACTS

THE BOTTOM LINE: A rare show of Turkish treasures in an unlikely setting.

Until now, the city's best-known treasure has been the classic blues of Beale Street, its proudest artifacts the bejeweled jumpsuits displayed in a shrine to its patron saint, Elvis. But these days such attractions are being upstaged by a succession of museum-quality jewels, porcelains, gilded carriages and statuary. Yes, in Memphis. The city has managed to put itself on the international circuit of blockbuster art shows. Its current offering: Splendors of...

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