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...