brooklynmuseum We told you these #KAWS figures were big! So big we needed to bring in a specialized team of riggers to assist with this heavy duty installation. 12h

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brooklynmuseum @muholizanele’s poignant body of work serves as both a vehicle for social justice and an ongoing archive of black #LGBTI communities in her native South Africa and abroad. Join us June 6 for #targetfirstsaturday as we celebrate international #pride by connecting #zanelemuholi to the diverse, intersecting experiences of #LGBTQ communities in #NYC and #Brooklyn.
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brooklynmuseum After some careful cobbling, our sneaker coffin by the Ghanaian artist, #PaaJoe is back on view in #connectingcultures!"—@bkln_afrpac [Paa Joe. Coffin in the Form of a Nike Sneaker, 1990.] #BKMAfricanart 2d

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brooklynmuseum As part of the many changes happening in our lobby, visitors will soon be greeted with new artworks such as these towering 18-foot wooden figures by the Brooklyn artist, @kaws. [KAWS (American, born 1974). ALONG THE WAY, 2013. (Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of @maryboonegallery, New York)] #BKMContemporary 3d

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brooklynmuseum How is this early 19th century painting by Venezuelan artist #EmeterioEmazabel linked to ancient Egyptian mummies? Find out the shocking connection at bit.ly/bkmconservation [Emeterio Emazábel (Venezuelan, active 1810-1840). Archbishop Narciso Coll y Prat and José-Vicente-Eulogio-Ramón-Ignacio-de-Jesús de Rada-y-Verois, ca. 1811.] #BKMConservation 4d

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brooklynmuseum “The Museum was able to purchase this important relief by meticulously following the international agreements controlling the import and export of antiquities. Strict legal requirements govern the acquisition of ancient artifacts to help prevent the looting of ancient sites. Our curators were able to document the relief’s history of successive ownership, satisfying the legal provisions.”—#ArnoldLehman for #DiverseWorks [Relief of Mourning Women, 381-343 B.C.E.] #BKMEgyptianart 4d

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brooklynmuseum Now that all the beaches, parks, and open-air markets are reopening for the season, it’s time to reassess your summer wardrobe. Need some inspiration? #BKMLibrary has some suggestions from their collection of #fashion sketches. More at bit.ly/bkmlibraryt 5d

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brooklynmuseum The subjects in @kehindewiley's paintings often are portrayed wearing #sneakers, hoodies, baseball caps, and other gear associated with hip-hop culture. Although the sneakers featured in #KehindeWiley are gone, there are many more kicks on the way—Stay tuned for our upcoming exhibition, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture" opening July 10! #sneakerculture bit.ly/sneakerculture 6d

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brooklynmuseum #KaraWalker's 2014 site-specific installation "A Subtelty" included a retinue of life-size attendants made out of sugar and corn syrup who melted dramatically over time. A permanent version of one attendant is now on view in our 5th floor elevator lobby alongside some sugar-related objects from the collection. [#KaraWalker (American, born 1969). African Boy Attendant Curio with Molasses and Brown Sugar, from "The Marvelous Sugar Baby" Installation at the old Domino Sugar Factory Warehouse (Bananas), 2014. Edition of 5. Kara Walker. (Photo: Jason Wyche)] #BKMContemporary #BKMdecarts 7d

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brooklynmuseum The Museum is closed today but this #MemorialDay we honor those who have served by reflecting on works such as #AlexanderPope's Emblems of the Civil War (1888). #BKMAmericanart 1w

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brooklynmuseum This is the final day to see #KehindeWiley A New Republic, a comprehensive overview of @KehindeWiley's rich and prolific fourteen-year career. We're open 11am-6pm today, come early and beat the lines! #seeyourcity 1w

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brooklynmuseum Bes is a one of the most wonderful and weirdest ancient Egyptian gods. Unlike most other deities in this pantheon, his face and body are neither human nor animal – they are both. While he appears to be mostly like a man, his large, round ears and facial folds seem to belong to a snarling lion. His bowed legs and tail are reminiscent of a #cat standing on its hind paws. See Bes and other ancient Egyptian cats on view now in #DivineFelines! #Caturday #catsofinstagram #BKMEgyptianart 1w

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brooklynmuseum #KehindeWiley's foray into stained glass evokes the contemplative and atmospheric nature of the medium. Drawing from #stainedglass windows in European churches, he reimagines contemporary black and brown men as heroes, saints, and perhaps tellingly, martyrs. See these illuminating works on view through Sunday! [Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977). Saint Remi, 2014. Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. Kehinde Wiley] 2w

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brooklynmuseum “When this complex work was proposed for the collection a year after I arrived at the Museum, the curator of African art and I discussed this visually and symbolically complicated object at length. We both felt it held the potential to tell myriad stories that would engage the Museum’s visitors.”— #ArnoldLehman for #DiverseWorks [#Ejagham. Emblem of the Leopard Spirit Society (Nkpa), 19th century.] #BKMAfricanart 2w

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brooklynmuseum #TBT to 2012 when we received this new acquisition, @kehindewiley's bronze bust, Houdon Paul-Louis (2011). See it on view in #KehindeWiley before the show ends this Sunday! #bkmcontemporary 2w

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brooklynmuseum Two weeks from today The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art will present the Sackler Center First Awards, honoring women who are first in their fields. This year we honor performer, actor, writer, and icon Miss Piggy (@realmisspiggy), for more than forty years of blazing feminist trails with determination and humor, and for her groundbreaking role inspiring generations the world over. Details at bit.ly/sacklerfirsts2015 #sacklercenterfirsts 2w

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brooklynmuseum Enjoy free general admission all day today as part of ‪#‎ArtMuseumDay‬! Stop by and take in the many treasures of the ‪#‎brooklynmuseum‬ collections and see our exciting and important current exhibitions, including #kehindewiley which ends this Sunday, May 24! #basquiatnotebooks #zanelemuholi #chitraganesh #seeyourcity 2w

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brooklynmuseum We are thrilled to announce that @annepasternak of @creativetimenyc will be the next Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the #BrooklynMuseum. Anne believes in the limitless power of #art to move, motivate, and inspire and will join the Museum on September 1st, 2015 – Please join us in welcoming Anne to #Brooklyn! | Timothy Greenfield-Sanders 2w

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brooklynmuseum It's not every day a conservation treatment involves the application of a molasses and brown sugar mixture to a sculpture's surface. Today Chief Conservator, Lisa Bruno is joined by Assistant Curator @rjkhckly in the lab to prepare this piece by #KaraWalker before its upcoming display in the Museum. #BKMConservation #BKMContemporary 2w

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brooklynmuseum Congratulations to @bkln_afrpac whose exhibition, "Double Take: African Innovations" was recognized in the "Outstanding Exhibition" category of last week's Association of Art Museum Curators' Awards for Excellence. If you haven't seen this incredible installation of #BKMAfricanart, it's about time you do! 2w

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