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

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User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 21, 2017 2:17 PM (UTC)
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A little #bluesday inspiration from #BKMAsianart: In Japan, the motif of the mythical lion-dog became prevalent after the twelfth century, when it was introduced from China. This image is often associated with both Buddhist and secular meanings. For instance, the Buddhist dharma (teaching) is often likened to the roar of a lion. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 20, 2017 9:37 PM (UTC)
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On your next visit at the Museum, soak up the hues of #infinitebluebkm like recent visitor @jcb_beusichem 🔄 #mybkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 20, 2017 2:09 PM (UTC)
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“Gloomy Premonitions of What Must Come to Pass” reads the title of this #FranciscoGoya print, the first plate of the Disasters of War series, and a warning for a future already past. #SergeiEisenstein similarly muddles time in his mysterious short film, Romance Sentimentale, with montaged quick cuts of nature’s rhythms, ticking clocks, a woman’s plaintive song, and Rodin sculpture. Physical time is repeatedly noted, but its logic not obeyed; as the film progresses non-narratively, imagined time unfolds non-linearly. #RobertLongo picks up the thread in his depiction of an ever-growing Banyan tree, considered a sacred symbol of immortality in many southeast Asia religions. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:04 PM (UTC)
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#NowOnView in the #BKMAmericanart galleries: Painted from memory, #MaxWeber’s Russian Ballet (1916) documents a theatrical production Weber attended with fellow artist Arthur B. Davies when Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes made its official debut in New York. The kaleidoscopic colors and array of conical, angular, and concentric shapes create a visual spectacle that evokes the lights, sounds, and movements on stage.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 18, 2017 9:27 PM (UTC)
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This large mummy likely contains a wild breed of cat. It is encased in decorated cartonnage—a mixture of linen and plaster—much like a human. An inscription on the cartonnage refers to the animal as “the Osiris Pa-miu,” meaning the soul of this cat, named Pa-miu, entered the afterlife and merged with the god Osiris, carrying with it prayers to the goddess Bastet. Come send some prayers in #soulfulcreatures through Jan 21.⠀
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:03 PM (UTC)
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Join acclaimed filmmaker @kenburnspbs on Dec 7 for a screening of his newly restored Academy Award–nominated documentary The Brooklyn Bridge (1981, 60 min.). The film returns to the Brooklyn Museum, where it originally premiered, to examine the narratives of struggle and triumph behind the creation of the #BrooklynBridge. A discussion with Burns and @nytimes reporter Jim Dwyer will follow the screening. Link in bio for tickets.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 17, 2017 8:39 PM (UTC)
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Added to #TheDinnerParty late in its creation, the entry banners nonetheless provide a reverential introduction to the rest of the installation. The six banners feature a poem by #JudyChicago, orienting viewers to the work’s feminist viewpoint and goal of equality ⇨ Each banner is woven using the renaissance Aubusson method, alluding to one field of female-dominated artistry that often went unattributed or under-appreciated. #dinnerpartyroots
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 17, 2017 1:40 PM (UTC)
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Open today, Rodin at the Brooklyn Museum: The Body in Bronze highlights the extraordinary tension in #AugusteRodin’s work between the figure itself and abstract form, allowing the fluid contours, animated surfaces, and emotional presence of these bronzes to emerge fully. Our 58 bronze sculptures are presented as part of #Rodin100, a worldwide series of major Rodin exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the artist's death. See these expressive works from the Brooklyn Museum collection all together now through April 22.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 16, 2017 2:23 PM (UTC)
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With the rise of Confucianism during the Joseon dynasty, celadons fell out of favor and buncheong wares with loose, free decoration that showed the hand of the artist came into popularity. This bottle uses a technique called bakji or sgraffito, in which the grey clay body was covered with a layer of fine white clay slip that was then scraped away to reveal a darker pattern of peonies. #artsofkorea #한국미술
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 15, 2017 6:03 PM (UTC)
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Standard tickets for the critically acclaimed exhibition #DavidBowieis are now on sale to the public (link in bio)! Hurry now and secure your tickets to see approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing #DavidBowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last twenty years, when he resided in New York City. #DavidBowieisBKM makes its final stop @brooklynmuseum March 2–July 15, 2018.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 15, 2017 2:13 PM (UTC)
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#RobertLongo’s charcoal drawings resist traditional expectations of medium. His process often begins with a photographic image found online, which he will amplify, re-compose, or juxtapose with other images before translating into charcoal. ⇨ In layers of fragile black dust, Longo builds remarkably sculptural, meticulously detailed forms at an imposing scale unusual for drawing. ⇨ The striking finished artwork is a meditation on how we digest images—and what they tell us about the world—using technical innovation to emphasize their power and complexity. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 14, 2017 2:28 PM (UTC)
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A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmeuropeanart: #BorisAnisfeld challenged the perspective of traditional landscape painting in this canvas, by shattering the illusion of depth and flattening its elements—the clouds, the mountain’s edge, a ship, and sailboats along the horizon—onto a single plane. The scene is painted from Aiou-Dagh Mountain in the Crimean Peninsula. Anisfeld came to the United States in 1917 after the October Revolution, and within a year the Brooklyn Museum hosted his first American one-artist show. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀⠀
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 13, 2017 11:21 PM (UTC)
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Have you made your feminist art pilgrimage to see #TheDinnerParty by #JudyChicago yet? With #dinnerpartyroots up through March 4, now’s the perfect time. 🔄 @sadgirleatingbread I finally got here!! Oh oh oh Judy Chicago!! #mybkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 13, 2017 2:00 PM (UTC)
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Entering the space around #TheDinnerParty you'll find a table in the form of a triangle, a shape that echoes one of the oldest symbols of femininity in human history and equalizes all the women honored. Following the three wings of the table draws the viewer through time—Wing One (right): Prehistory to Classical Rome, Wing Two (rear): Christianity to the Reformation, and Wing Three (left): American Revolution to the Women’s Revolution. #dinnerpartyroots
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 12, 2017 4:31 PM (UTC)
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These are three images of menace with a formal link. Look for the recurring circles and holes: a disembodied screaming head in #FranciscoGoya, the cannons on #SergeiEisenstein’s battleship, the bullet hole in #RobertLongo’s charcoal drawing, alluding to the 2015 Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris. Each gaping cavity conveys—maybe stands in for—a violence that is not immediately known, perhaps a catastrophe lying in wait or the residue of a terrifying act. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 11, 2017 2:09 PM (UTC)
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The Silla kingdom occupied part of eastern Korea for almost 700 years then conquered most of the peninsula and continued to rule for another 300 years. Their most distinctive artistic legacy is gold jewelry that they buried in royal tombs: towering crowns and substantial ear ornaments, all covered in fluttering spangles. These knock-out earrings are decorated with patterns of tiny gold balls. The technique, called granulation, was developed in the ancient Near East and traveled from there across the Silk Road to east Asia. #artsofkorea #한국미술
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 10, 2017 8:29 PM (UTC)
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In recent years, artist #RobertLongo has amplified his focus on chronicling politicized current events—much like this depiction of riot police at one of the first Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Missouri—making charcoal drawings at a scale that can capture the poignancy and, at times, perverse beauty, of a transient moment. Join Longo and scholar Hal Foster next Thursday 11/16 for a discussion exploring how art historical discourses on image-making have found a renewed urgency in a moment embroiled in “fake news,” iconoclasm, and the desire for representational justice. Free with RSVP—link in bio. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 10, 2017 4:43 PM (UTC)
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There’s an aspect of an artifact’s display that is intentionally not obvious, but it involves meticulous engineering and creativity, and it’s vital to making every exhibition possible: mountmaking. In the #BKMConservation lab, mountmaker Mike Mandina works behind the scenes in consultation with conservators and exhibition designers to create custom mounts for Museum collection objects like this Egyptian Royal Ka limestone fragment, currently featured in #SoulfulCreatures.
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 9, 2017 2:03 PM (UTC)
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#SergeiEisenstein, with other Russian film pioneers, developed theories of filmmaking meant to communicate ideas to viewers. Montage is a process of editing that juxtaposes non-linear or divergent shots in order to build a hyper-emotional resonance. In Proof, however, Eisenstein’s films are slowed down and without sound or subtitle, installed in the round and side by side. Seeing one frame every 5 or 6 seconds, this presentation showcases how he precisely composed each shot, while allowing new juxtapositions between films to arise. #proofbkm
User Image brooklynmuseum Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:31 PM (UTC)
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Though not the most elaborate mummy in #soulfulcreatures, this bundle with a face sculpted in linen does contain a complete animal. This mummy likely represents an offering to the goddess Bastet, a protective, maternal, and nurturing deity. The animal inside was a faithful companion and a defender against vermin. What do you think it is?

@imported_bean and @alsatiar guessed it first! The mystery mummy is a cat! Keep your eyes on our feed to learn more about this animal and it’s place in ancient Egypt.