Community: Comment: Unearthing the Truth: Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculpture

These comments were left by our visitors during the run of the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Unearthing the Truth: Egypt's Pagan and Coptic Sculpture from February 13, 2009 to May 10, 2009.

134 comments

i enjoyed the exhibit although the amount of pieces was a little limited :D
Link Posted by olivia
Apr 26, 2009 at 8:08pm
it was extremely interesting. i was very upset to see that some people forge. but those that not forged i could really see the artist's feelings. i could understand how the curators had to work to make this show.
Link Posted by emil, 8 y.o.
Apr 26, 2009 at 5:05pm
Realy admire the way this exhibit has been presented - though cannot really tell the difference between genuine and fake. More of the same would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Link Posted by E Hofmann
Apr 25, 2009 at 6:06pm
I am under-impressed. Why is this exhibit here? Is it because there are a lot of people of African Descent in Brooklyn? There's nobody here but me, and I'm Jewish.
Link Posted by jeffrey
Apr 25, 2009 at 3:03pm
Beautiful installation. The explanatory texts for the objects are interesting and unobtrusive. So often the artwork on display in a museum is overwhelmed by the didactic material.
Link Posted by BL
Apr 24, 2009 at 7:07pm
very much enjoyed this exhibit. i am an art history minor studying at wagner college on staten island. this exhibit was very well laid out. i enjoyed seeing the coptic art which is an art form i have not yet seen. the use of the forgeries verses the authentic was a whole nother piece which taught abought the art of forgery.
Link Posted by jason drinkwater
Apr 23, 2009 at 8:08pm
I love the exhibit. I frequent museums, and have often wondered what the museums do when/if they get fakes on display; do they put it up anyway and pretend no one will know, or cut their losses and put it back in storage room? Not this museum! I think it is equally important to see forgeries, as they are a part of history as well. They show human behavior, and how there are plenty of people out in the world who are willing to sacrifice history to make a quick buck. By having forgeries on exhibit next to the real pieces it shows one what to look for to distinguish the real artifacts. in addition to the work on display, i love the way it is presented. It is very sculptural in nature, not just a posting on the wall next to the piece, but the facts about the pieces put up in all different places... very unique exhibit
Link Posted by Brenda
Apr 19, 2009 at 8:08pm
awesome!
Link Posted by roger, peter, michael
Apr 19, 2009 at 6:06pm
i have been to other exhibits on egypt but none like this one
Link Posted by giorgio
Apr 18, 2009 at 8:08pm
The art work took my breath away...The art has so much meaning and the dark setting is very DARK...but wonderful
Link Posted by Munzi
Apr 18, 2009 at 7:07pm
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