10 juillet 2010

"American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection' @ the Brooklyn Museum

Charles James (American, born England, 1906–1978). "Tree" Evening Dress (detail), 1955. Rose pink silk taffeta; white silk satin; red, pink and white tulle. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1981 (2009.300.991) To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection. American... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

'To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum' @ the Philbrook Museum

The belief in life after death was central to Egyptian civilization over thousands of years, with death seen as an enemy that could be defeated through ritual and proper preparation. TULSA, OK.- On June 6, the Nile comes to Tulsa with the debut of 'To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum'. This blockbuster show, on view through September 12, 2010, promises to be one of the most extraordinary exhibitions that the Philbrook Museum ever has hosted. As its title suggests, To Live Forever explores the age-old... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

"To Live Forever" @ the Brooklyn Museum

'Mummy Mask of a Man', Early 1st century C.E. Stucco, gilded, and painted, (51.5 x 33 x 20 cm) 20 1/4 x 13 x 7 7/8 in. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Brooklyn Museum BROOKLYN, NY.- Through more than one hundred objects drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned holdings of ancient Egyptian art, including some of the greatest masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage, "To Live Forever" explores the Egyptians’ beliefs about life and death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral,... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2009

"American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection" @ the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Arnold Scaasi (American, born Canada, 1931), American. "Evening Ensemble", ca. 1958. Silk. The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. BROOKLYN, NY.- A major exhibition celebrating the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection and the unique collection-sharing partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum from May 7 through August 1, 2010. "American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection" will include some 85 masterworks from the newly... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2009

"American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hats from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection include, from left, a 1920 example in black plush with ostrich trim, an 1805 velvet bonnet and Balenciaga’s 1948 patent-leather “padre” design. Photographs from the Brooklyn Museum (New York, September 8, 2009) – The spring 2010 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, the first drawn exclusively from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. The exhibition, on view... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2009

"Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets" @ the Brooklyn Museum

Right Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin. Egypt, New Kingdom or later, 1539−30 B.C.E. Obsidian, crystalline limestone, blue glass. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1951E Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum’s ancient Egyptian collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. This special exhibition will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from November 19, 2009, through October 2, 2011. This exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2009

Hospital Radiologists Analyze Brooklyn Museum's Mummies and Make Discovery

CT Scan Image of the Skull of the Mummy of Hor. Photo © Adam Husted BROOKLYN, NY.- Four human mummies from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection underwent computed tomography or CT scanning at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island yesterday. Hospital spokeswoman Michelle Pinto said to MSNBC that the testing enables radiologists to learn about the bones and skeletal system of the mummies in extraordinary detail, without having to do invasive or damaging procedures. The CAT scan revealed a mummy named Lady... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2009

'Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam' @ the Brooklyn Museum

Sample of Persian Calligraphy from a Mughal Album. Calligraphy: Iran, Safavid, 16th century; margins: India, Mughal, 17th century. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by anonymous donors and the Helen Babbott Sanders Fund, 1991.185 This installation features approximately twenty-five objects from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections related to a mystical branch of Islam known as Sufism. While differing Muslim sects and... [Lire la suite]
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