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#BKMarthandlers are finishing up installing Jean-Michel Othoniel's exhibition.

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User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 15, 2017 1:25 PM (UTC)
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Looking for unique ways to spend the winter break with your family? Bring the kids (ages 3+) to Brooklyn Museum where they can spend the day as a Junior Egyptologist, exploring ancient animal mummies in #SoulfulCreatures and discovering other ancient treasures through a fun and enlightening scavenger hunt. Purchase your ticket in advance at link in bio or ask at our Admissions Desk for the Animal Mummies Family Package Ticket. ⠀
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 14, 2017 8:36 PM (UTC)
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"A construction worker named Jibreel stands atop the highest minaret, one of the six towers used to call Muslims to prayer at the Grand Mosque, during its expansion. The developments throughout Mecca are immense, their ambitions signaled by a frenetic mass of cranes and bulldozers. The landscape of the holy city teems with skyscrapers; cranes and artificial lights clutter the skyline. Even the Ka‘aba is encroached upon, jostled among buildings that vie for space as the Mecca Royal Clock Tower, with its colossal crescent moon, rises above all." —#AhmedMater #أحمدماطر
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 14, 2017 4:04 PM (UTC)
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Anna van Schurman was an artist, theologian, and supporter of women’s education in the Netherlands in the 17th century. Her runner in The Dinner Party highlights her pioneering role in women’s education, her name stitched in gold with fertile core imagery inside the “A.” Simultaneously, the runner showcases Dutch embroidery samples of the era. These samplers emphasized traditional female virtues and forms of conditioning, like docility, as they taught young women, in Chicago’s words, to “think small, to deal with tedious tasks.” #dinnerpartyroots
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 13, 2017 8:09 PM (UTC)
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This portrait depicts the man who served as Korean prime minister in 1772. He wears a samo, the black silk hat of a high-ranking court official, with its wing-like protrusions of woven horsehair. The artist has captured the pattern created when two layers of fine mesh overlap. Unlike the wide-brimmed hat worn by all members of the upper classes, the samo was reserved for the most important courtiers. #artsofkorea #한국미술
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 13, 2017 2:53 PM (UTC)
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#HappyHanukkah! The festival of lights commemorates an event in the 2nd century CE, when a small group of Jews led by Judah the Maccabee rose against the ruling Syrian-Greek army and reclaimed the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. The eight-day celebration is observed with a nightly menorah (ritual candelabra) lighting, games, and fried food like latkes and jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot. Chag Sameach!
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 12, 2017 7:04 PM (UTC)
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The Brooklyn Museum’s collection includes a rare “trial proof” set of #FranciscoGoya’s Los Caprichos print series, the famed indictment of the superstition and corruption of late 18th-century Spanish society; thirteen are currently on view in #proofbkm. Early impressions made before the first published edition, these prints showcase extraordinarily clarity and velvety tone. These particular examples were handled by Goya himself, as certain elements were later changed in the final version. His masterful handling of the technique comes through in dramatic contrasts between light and dark and many varied surface textures, hiding subtle details in the myriad shades of grey. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 12, 2017 2:33 PM (UTC)
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A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmegyptianart: Egyptians described their gods as having gold skin and hair of lapis lazuli. Occasionally, Egyptian gods also appear with blue skin, its color pointing to their celestial nature. As a deity closely associated with the moon, the ibis-headed god Thoth on this Funerary Stela was at times represented with blue skin. #infinitebluebkm 🔵
Alright London! The group of drawings from #IggyPopLifeClass by @jeremydeller can be seen in #FromLife @royalacademyarts now through March 11. These life drawings depicting the iconic Iggy Pop will be a central feature of a larger exhibition that explores the historic role of life drawing. If you have a friend in London who you think will enjoy these works, tag them below and tell them to check it out! #bkmtours
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 11, 2017 2:45 PM (UTC)
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Raise your hand if you've already had enough of this cold. Winter may be rolling in but we got just the program to keep you warm. #SalsaParty returns this week, kicking off another hot season. Join us this Thursday and dance the night away with Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams. Free with Museum admission. ⠀
Photo of @balmirdance by @kolinmendezphoto
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 10, 2017 5:22 PM (UTC)
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With the holidays upon us, our Brooklyn Museum family wishes you and yours a season of love and happiness, however you may be celebrating. Happy Holidays to all! #bkmdesign
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 10, 2017 1:24 PM (UTC)
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An artwork’s composition denotes how its visual elements are arranged. In these 3 works “architectural” elements help train the eye directionally, galvanizing the scene or reiterating its mood. Goya’s charging bull contrasts with the audience’s receding diagonal, creating drama; the Eisenstein still repeats several vertical lines, echoing the mournful woman pining for a lover. And in Longo’s drawing, an x-ray of a Titian painting, the canvas’s support structure beams through: the vertical calling out the Venus of the final image, and at horizontal the abandoned original figures. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 9, 2017 9:32 PM (UTC)
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"Entry to the holy city is granted exclusively to the followers of Islam. A road sign on the highway to Mecca states that one direction is for 'Muslims Only,' while another is obligatory for 'Non-Muslims.' Checkpoints at the turnoffs of the main road prevent non-Muslims from proceeding into the city. This road is lined with billboards that stand as sentinels on either side of your journey." —⠀ #AhmedMater #أحمدماطر
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 9, 2017 1:30 PM (UTC)
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Join us for our annual Family Party at the Brooklyn Museum, the most fun, engaging family fundraiser in New York City. For one afternoon only, our Beaux-Arts Court is transformed into an art-filled party zone full of the coolest kid’s activities and mind-expanding art projects led by Brooklyn-based artists and our renowned educators. Don’t miss out on the most inspiring family event this winter. We promise you won’t want to leave! Link in bio for details and tickets. Design by @jimmymezei
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 8, 2017 10:27 PM (UTC)
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User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 8, 2017 2:25 PM (UTC)
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#FeministFlashbackFriday | #JudyChicago and her volunteers created the runners over months, and even years. Appliqué, felting, historical embroidery, sewing, lacing, braiding, bargello, cross stitching, petitpoint, crochet, stumpwork, quilting, beading, and weaving all appear in the runners. This photo shows Susan B. Anthony and Boudica’s runners in progress, on the new type of needlework frame designed to allow volunteers to view the entire composition as they worked. #dinnerpartyroots
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 7, 2017 9:09 PM (UTC)
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#AugusteRodin began to collect antiquities in 1893 and eventually accumulated over 6,000 objects. He particularly admired the naturalism of ancient Greek sculpture and was inspired by fragmented figures that were missing arms or heads. When Rodin exhibited his own partial figures, they were criticized as “unfinished” but Rodin believed that a part could convey the essence of a larger whole. This radical reassessment of the meaning and form of sculpture, based in his study of antiquity, is fundamental to Rodin’s legacy as the first modern sculptor. #rodin100
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 7, 2017 2:45 PM (UTC)
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Today, at a time of intense debate about artists' and museums' role in raising serious social and political issues and effecting change, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo demonstrates art’s power to encourage viewers to carefully consider important pictures and histories. With one month left, now's the time to see this extraordinary exhibition for yourself—especially at tonight’s one-of-a-kind concert with @rhyschatham and an ensemble of musicians including Longo. Experience the show through this unforgettable performance. Link in bio for details and tickets. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 6, 2017 2:13 PM (UTC)
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Today through Sunday, December 10 #BKMMembers can enjoy 20% off on all #BKMShop purchases, in store and online! In celebration of the holiday season and your generous support, we invite you to visit the Museum and take advantage of all that our award-winning Shop has to offer, including pop-up displays with local designers and makers.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:42 PM (UTC)
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The man-headed cobra on this coffin represents Atum and that a mummified snake inside was an offering to the god. Atum was a creator god and a personification of the setting sun. By taking the form of a snake he prepares himself for the journey through the underworld between sunset and sunrise the following day. Catch this complex creature now in #soulfulcreatures
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Dec 5, 2017 2:49 PM (UTC)
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A little #bluesday inspiration from @superflexstudio: A Danish artist collective founded in 1993, SUPERFLEX tackles issues of global and social concern with subversive wit. This 21 minute video slowly submerges a detailed McDonald’s replica in water, an indictment of consumer and corporate influence in the face of climate change. We are thrilled that “Flooded McDonald’s” by SUPERFLEX will be on view in our Great Hall as part of #infinitebluebkm 🔵 See it now through March 4!⠀