Archive for August, 2007

Press for the Center

Dear Readers: Below is a list of press compiled about the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the permanent installation of The Dinner Party…

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Let’s Hear It: Part II

Just what are “interpretive materials”? I’m often asked this question and usually have a hard time reducing my answer to one or even five things,…

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Carnival in Brooklyn 2007!

Photo courtesy Clay Williams It’s that time of year again! First, a quick reminder that there will be no Target First Saturday in September due…

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A Delicate Balance

Only two days left until Infinite Island opens here at the Brooklyn Museum! I have enjoyed regaling you with descriptions of huge, complicated installations, and…

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Let’s hear it…

Screenshot from the Infinite Island comment kiosks. In preparation for the opening of Infinite Island this Friday, we’ve just finished installing our comment kiosks. For…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part III

Last time I wrote about how we happened to have the money and the initiative to look for a major new acquisition for the Asian…

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Shopping “Infinitely”

Contemporary art often employs cutting-edge techniques, technologies, and materials, and our Infinite Island artists are proof in point. I would love to share some of…

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Demetrios goes for a ride

While Marc was visiting us from the Getty to carry out XRF on our mummy Demetrios, we decided to give Marc a sample of the…

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Crow Fair 2007: Morning Parade and Grand Entry

As we prepare for the Brooklyn Museum’s tipi exhibition, I am in Billings, Montana attending the 2007 Crow Fair with my colleague Susan Kennedy Zeller….

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part II

In my previous entry, I introduced a wonderful object, an Indian bronze of Shiva from the tenth century. I am tracing the way that this…

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The Getty Visits Demetrios

On July 5, Marc Walton, a scientist with the Getty Conservation Institute came to examine one of our mummies, knows as Demetrios. He brought a…

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Time to Clean the Pegasi!

Over a few days each summer the object conservators and the conservation summer interns get to venture out to the sculpture garden to treat the…

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Purchasing a major work of art for the collection

I have been an art museum curator for almost eight years now, and I can tell you that the one aspect of my job that…

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The Heat Is On

We are well into August, and things are really heating up here at the Brooklyn Museum. Six artists will be coming to the Museum this…

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I Wish I Had Wheels

Like most New Yorkers I was stuck in/on the subway for nearly three hours yesterday! Being from California, I’ve missed having a car, but I’ve…

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Tipi Exhibition Planning Meeting

In the popular imagination, the tipi has come to represent a common stereotype about how all Native American people used to live. In truth, however,…

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Meet our mummy, Demetrios

       I would like to introduce you to Demetrios. Demetrios is a mummy in the Brooklyn Museum collection that will be traveling across the country…

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See Our Revamped Web Components!

You’re invited! Come explore The Dinner Party with our new Virtual Tour, which provides an amazing 360-degree view of the installation. The tour lets you…

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Alert! Wage Discrimination Update!

Good news! Last week, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. The bill is named for the plaintiff in the pay…

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Demetrios in the Times

“While mummies have been subjected to CT scans for more than two decades, it was a first for the museum and for North Shore. The…

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Children’s books at the Brooklyn Museum Library

Summer brings a large number of youth camp groups to the Museum’s galleries. We thought it would be a great opportunity to display books from…

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Let the Countdown Begin!

We are now exactly one month from the opening of Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, and activity in the galleries is already well underway. The…

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