Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

In April, 2003, the Brooklyn Museum completed the reinstallation of its world-famous Egyptian collection, a process that took ten years. Three new galleries joined the four existing ones that had been completed in 1993 to tell the story of Egyptian a... more

In April, 2003, the Brooklyn Museum completed the reinstallation of its world-famous Egyptian collection, a process that took ten years. Three new galleries joined the four existing ones that had been completed in 1993 to tell the story of Egyptian art from its earliest known origins (circa 3500 B.C.) until the period when the Romans incorporated Egypt into their empire (30 B.C.–A.D. 395). Additional exhibits illustrate important themes about Egyptian culture, including women's roles, permanence and change in Egyptian art, temples and tombs, technology and materials, art and communication, and Egypt and its relationship to the rest of Africa. More than 1,200 objects— comprising sculpture, relief, paintings, pottery, and papyri—are now on view, including such treasures as an exquisite chlorite head of a Middle Kingdom princess, an early stone deity from 2650 B.C., a relief from the tomb of a man named Akhty-hotep, and a highly abstract female terracotta statuette created over five thousand years ago. The title of the installation refers to a central theme of Egyptian life and to the rebirth of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum. The ancient Egyptians created many of the objects ... more

In April, 2003, the Brooklyn Museum completed the reinstallation of its world-famous Egyptian collection, a process that took ten years. Three new galleries joined the four existing ones that had been completed in 1993 to tell the story of Egyptian art from its earliest known origins (circa 3500 B.C.) until the period when the Romans incorporated Egypt into their empire (30 B.C.–A.D. 395). Additional exhibits illustrate important themes about Egyptian culture, including women's roles, permanence and change in Egyptian art, temples and tombs, technology and materials, art and communication, and Egypt and its relationship to the rest of Africa. More than 1,200 objects— comprising sculpture, relief, paintings, pottery, and papyri—are now on view, including such treasures as an exquisite chlorite head of a Middle Kingdom princess, an early stone deity from 2650 B.C., a relief from the tomb of a man named Akhty-hotep, and a highly abstract female terracotta statuette created over five thousand years ago.

The title of the installation refers to a central theme of Egyptian life and to the rebirth of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum. The ancient Egyptians created many of the objects now on view to assist in the process of rebirth from this world to the next. This unifying idea led to an artistic conservatism in Egyptian culture that disguises stylistic changes. The balance between permanence and change is a theme that resonates throughout the installation's seven galleries.


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Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity

Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/19/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, February 19
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/20/2020 10:00 AM
Thu, February 20
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/21/2020 10:00 AM
Fri, February 21
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/22/2020 11:00 AM
Sat, February 22
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/23/2020 11:00 AM
Sun, February 23
11:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity
02/26/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, February 26
10:00AM
$
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
Occurs 49 more times through May 03

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000

Schedule

February 19, Wednesday 10:00AM
February 20, Thursday 10:00AM
February 21, Friday 10:00AM
February 22, Saturday 11:00AM
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