brooklynmuseum Happy ‪#Caturday! Today we highlight the ‪#fierce lion-headed Seated Wadjet. According to myth, the goddess Wadjet was one of the daughters of the sun god, Re. Her form of a lion-headed female represents the fierce nature and power of this goddess. In this guise she helped her father battle against the serpent Apep. See Wadjet and the other ancient Egyptian cats of ‪#DivineFelines! #catsofinstagram 18h

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brooklynmuseum Many of those who were lucky enough to witness #JudithScott's artistic process describe her working at the same table at the Creative Growth Art Center, on a single piece at a time, before pushing an object away in a gesture of resolute completion. Join us @ 2pm tomorrow for a conversation with Tom di Maria, Creative Growth Director, and Joyce Scott, Judith Scott's sister, who will both share their insights into Scott's practice [ Leon Borensztein] 2d

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brooklynmuseum The origins of the platforms and high heels that have dominated western women's fashion footwear for centuries lie in the East. The Japanese geta, a sandal elevated on wooden teeth, originally kept farmers' feet from sinking into the muddy rice fields. The geta soon evolved into a sandal worn by priests for religious ceremonies before becoming a common form of footwear in Japan. The highest examples were worn by the most elite courtesans -- much like the one featured in this detail of #TsukiokaYoshitoshi's woodblock print, "The Moon at Kuruwa (1886)" which you can find on view in #KillerHeels. 2d

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brooklynmuseum #TBT to "reOrder" the architectural environment created by the Brooklyn-based design firm, Situ Studio. As part of our #bloombergconnects technology & visitor experience initiative, our pavillion, lobby and visitor center will soon undergo an exciting and dynamic transformation, designed by @situstudio. Stay tuned! 3d

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brooklynmuseum Congrats to #markbradford & @kehindewiley! See both of their artworks on view in our Contemporary galleries and see #kehindewiley when it opens Feb 20th! #Repost @thelmagolden | Artists Kehinde Wiley and Mark Bradford and their mothers at the International Medal of the Arts Awards which they both received today at the U.S. Department of State. 4d

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brooklynmuseum Love it or hate it, it's #MuseumSelfie Day today and someone's clearly excited. Stop by, get inspired, and share your pics -- Selfie Sticks, optional! [Painting: Gilbert Stuart. George Washington, 1796. | Retouching: @amandastosz] 4d

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brooklynmuseum Heat up your week at our semi-annual #SalsaParty, this Thursday from 6—9:30pm. Come early for a lesson at 6 and stick around for social dancing and performances by some of New York’s hottest salsa dancers, including 2014 World Salsa Champions Elvis Collado and Brianna Rios. 5d

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brooklynmuseum Today we honor #MLKDay with #BKMLibrary materials about Dr. King & the Civil Rights Movement. See the full post at: bit.ly/1IXVV4X [Cover Detail. "In the spirit of Martin : the living legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." / Gary Miles Chassman.] 6d

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brooklynmuseum If you happen to be in #Memphis, today is the last day to see "Soulful Creatures"--our traveling exhibition of mummified animals-- at it's final stop @brooksmuseum! [Ibis Coffin, 305-30 B.C.E.] 7d

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brooklynmuseum Students of our fall Portfolio Class created this collaborative installation inspired by the work and process of #crossingbrooklyn artist #marymattingly. They turned writings of their experiences into wallpaper, and incorporated collages and a sculpture of objects found around the studio. Stop by our #BKMEducation gallery to see this and other artworks created in our fall 2014 Gallery Studio Program. Join us 3-5pm today for the opening reception. 1w

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brooklynmuseum Due to popular demand, "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" will be extended two more weeks! You now have until Mar 1st to see ALL the #killerheels! [: Rem D. Koolhaas. "Eamz," 2004. Courtesy of United Nude. : Jay Zukerkorn] bit.ly/bkheels 1w

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brooklynmuseum It's all hands on deck in #BKMEducation installing artwork for the Gallery/Studio Program Exhibition. See the final presentation and join us for the opening reception Saturday, 3-5pm in the Education Gallery. 1w

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brooklynmuseum Today #BKMLibrary highlights unique archeological “squeezes” from their Egyptology collection. Squeezes are paper impressions, formed by pressing soft, wet, moldable paper on object inscriptions resulting in a mirrored impression. Used as an alternative to photography as far back as the 18th-Century, archeologists used queeze-making in order to study ancient hieroglyphics and reliefs. 1w

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brooklynmuseum Congrats to @kehindewiley on receiving the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts! Next month you will be able to see sixty paintings & sculptures from his prolific fourteen-year career. #KehindeWiley opens February 20! bit.ly/anewrepublic ( #LizLigon) 2w

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brooklynmuseum Elegant 18th-century shoes like the delicate pink mule flying through the air in Jean-Honore Fragonard's painting "The Swing" have been an enduring reference for many shoe designers including #BernardFigueroa, #PietroYantorny, and @manoloblahnikhq. See these (and other) examples of revived and reinterpretated footwear on view in #KillerHeels | Photo RG'd from @wallacemuseum 2w

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brooklynmuseum Today kicks off the new Municipal ID Card Program, #IDNYC! Apply today then bring your ID to the museum and set up your complimentary BKM Individual Membership to enjoy unlimited admission to the Museum, special events, discounts & more. Let us know when you do--we are looking forward to meeting our art-loving neighbors! Application details at http://on.nyc.gov/14Mc0Mv 2w

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brooklynmuseum #Repost from @robynmacy visiting our long-term installation, #connectingcultures | I will take all of them please. #latergram 2w

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brooklynmuseum This piece is the only completely monochromatic work #JudithScott made. It was constructed out of torn paper towels which she retrieved from the restroom or kitchen when she found herself without her usual material supplies. 2w

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brooklynmuseum #TBT As the cold rolls in, #BKMLibrary reflects on the "winter season" excavations and scholarship in Egypt. Warm up with this wonderful image from the lantern slide collection which was started by Williams H. Goodyear, the Museum’s first curator of fine arts. http://bit.ly/1ABkNL8 2w

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brooklynmuseum When you're visiting the #bkmafricanart installation "Double Take" be sure to stop in the storage annex and look closely at surface patterns. Artworks by Kuba artists from the Democratic Republic of the Congo invite close-looking in particular because of their pure graphic design qualities. The pattern decorations of this Palm Wine Cup (Mbwoongntey) do not form a single all-over unity, but rather derive from juxtaposing several units of unrelated designs, reminiscent of decoration found in embroidered cut-pile textiles. 3w

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