Archive for July, 2009

The Fertile Goddess: Endings and Beginnings, Part III: Creation

An installation view of The Fertile Goddess intro panel and title taken for archival purposes by our ECAMEA Curatorial Assistant, Kathy Zurek-Doule. All this time,…

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The Installation of Reception

Through the generosity of Beth Rudin DeWoody, the Museum recently acquired a multiple component installation piece made by the artist Vadis Turner, which will be…

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1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for August 2009: Lauren McCarthy

The 1stfans Twitter Art Feed artist for August is Lauren McCarthy, a young artist who has already worn many hats. A self-described “artist/programmer/designer/person,” Lauren’s work…

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Brooklyn Museum iPhone App ver 1.3 released + API Lessons Learned + Going Open Source

  If you’ve already downloaded the Brooklyn Museum iPhone app (link opens iTunes), you may have noticed an update (or two) for it in the…

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Luce Center: Timex Night-Glo on Steroids

Last week we received a query via Twitter asking how we did the lighting in the Luce Visible Storage ▪ Study Center. This was a…

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Sun Bleaching in the Sculpture Garden

What is the Brooklyn Museum’s important Arshile Gorky lithograph doing outdoors?  And why is it immersed in water?  I received these questions many times from…

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Male and Female Mummies: Bad Grammar, Bad X-rays, Bad Judgment

It should not be so hard to tell a woman from a man. Yet three of the five male mummies from the Brooklyn Museum that…

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Shonibare at Play in the Period Rooms

Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play is a work that was made specifically for our period rooms. Last spring when Yinka Shonibare…

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Sufi-Inspired Artist Books

One of the great feelings I experience at the Brooklyn Museum is when I see a true connection between the Library and art collections here….

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Art Handlers Go Mobile with iPod Touch and ArtSee

If you read the blog, you know we talk about our web initiatives all the time, but we rarely discuss the work we do on…

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Mummy Transport

As some of you may have seen from the recent press coverage, we took four of our Egyptian human mummies to North Shore University Hospital…

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Monkey at the Brooklyn Museum!

We’ve been so jealous of @museummodernart for so long because they’ve had multiple visits from Monkey and we’ve had none. We watched as Monkey got…

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The Fertile Goddess: Endings and Beginnings, Part II: Planning

Last summer we met in storage for a “bonding” session with the figures we selected from the collection for the show, where Maura, Ellen Belcher…

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5 Reasons to See Caillebotte By 5 July

Almost every day that the Caillebotte show has been open to the public, I have been in the galleries—to ponder the works, to give tours,…

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HBO’s True Blood team kindly answers our “Bird Lady” questions!

Many thanks are due to our faithful community. Their tweets helped us get in touch with @TrueBloodHBO, the official True Blood twitter feed and they…

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