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The Heat is On
Posted By Will Cary On August 11, 2009 @ 3:10 pm In Contemporary Art,Event | 3 Comments
Here at the Brooklyn Museum, we’re never one to shy away from inter-museum competition of all sorts. I’ve blogged before about how art museums and sports have more in common  than one might think, and we’ve already seen just how heated  the softball games between us and the Metropolitan Museum of Art can get. Now we’re pleased to engage in a competition where we can represent our borough in a museum battle that spans four of five boroughs.
This Thursday, the Brooklyn Museum is taking part in a naval battle hosted by the Queens Museum  of Art and Artist Duke Riley , whose work is in our collection . The battle, which Duke has titled “Those About to Die Salute You,” will pit the Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, and El Museo del Barrio against each other in ships that Riley and his team have designed and created. As this Wall Street Journal article  points out, this event follows the grand Roman tradition of staging naval battles as a way of entertaining the public and the emperors. It’s a great chance for public art on a grand scale on a beautiful summer night.
The team we’ve assembled  to represent the Museum spans many departments (Technology, Membership, Visitor Services, Education, Conservation, and the Director’s Office, to be exact), and we’ve been preparing in many different ways. I’ve spent the last few evenings brushing up on my von Clausewitz  , Shelley has been training at the Red Hook Pool , and the folks from conservation are looking into building a corvus  similar to those used during the First Punic War.  Needless to say, the excitement is building, as is the trash-talking on twitter .
So if you’re interested in seeing four NYC Museums duke (pun intended) it out on Thursday night, head over to the World’s Fair reflecting pool  in Flushing Meadows Corona Park  right outside the Queens Museum of Art. The proceedings will start (loosely, we hear) at 6pm, and feel free to wear a toga!
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URLs in this post:
 more in common: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2009/05/11/museum-membership-and-the-nba/
 just how heated: http://www.indicommons.org/2009/04/
 naval battle hosted by the Queens Museum: http://www.queensmuseum.org/duke-riley-those-about-to-die-salute-you
 Duke Riley: http://www.dukeriley.info/
 work is in our collection: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/170224/The_Bright_Passage/
 Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204908604574333991902090568.html
 team we’ve assembled: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/sets/72157621837808043/
 von Clausewitz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Clausewitz
 training at the Red Hook Pool: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/3810840045/in/set-72157621837808043/
 corvus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvus_%28weapon%29
 First Punic War.: http://books.google.com/books?id=vtnAOd-s1-YC&dq=First+PUnic+War&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=ro5fNarPvM&sig=ofGQv-wEbGbqo-yydwSXdZH_0Tc&hl=en&ei=GZeBSqn7A9iBtgfr5vzNCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9#v=onepage&q=&f=false
 trash-talking on twitter: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23dukeriley
 World’s Fair reflecting pool: http://twitpic.com/deyhn
 Flushing Meadows Corona Park: http://www.queensmuseum.org/about/general-information/visitinfodirections
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