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

Quite interesting, and a good look at a period/place that is often left out of analysis of Christian art. Always fascinating to see the ways in which Christians and Pagan influenced each other.
Link Posted by Jen
Apr 04, 2009 at 6:06pm
I'm not so crazy about the sound effects. Seems disconnected. I love the intimacy and lighting of the installation, though.
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Apr 01, 2009 at 7:07pm
What is going on with this recorded loop of traffic noises playing over my head?
Link Posted by Erin
Mar 29, 2009 at 9:09pm
'ti thought the art was very unique also i couldn't tell the difference between the fake art and the real
Link Posted by jason
Mar 29, 2009 at 8:08pm
I think that the lighting is a little bit to low. The only Objection i have about this exhibit is that the sculptures dont really look Egyptian.
Link Posted by Maya
Mar 27, 2009 at 7:07pm
This is very cool... I would definetley come back! It was very cool seeing real and fake art! I couldn't tell between them!
Link Posted by Renee
Mar 26, 2009 at 3:03pm
interresting sculptures this exhibit althhough interesting takes away from the African origins of Egypt. It is only the later part of Egypt after it was attacked and conquered first by Arabs and then by Rome. It should be noted that this is just a sidebar
Link Posted by emily
Mar 22, 2009 at 8:08pm
I like the transparency of the curators here, esp. in an age where art commands so much attn. and the temptation to create forgeries or shamefully hide purchased ones is all to prevalent. Greater emphasis on modern efforts to discourage art trafficking/pillage, by perhaps reducing the value of objects of unknown provenance, or high-tech detection methods, would be great. Perhaps linking this to the looting of museums in Iraq? I would like to see more museums "play Toto" (pull the curtains to reveal the wizards of forgery and art trafficking). Didn't the Marcos regime buy millions of $$$ worth of fake art? I'd love to see an exhibition of that work shown with the candor, clarity, and wit of this wonderful exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Cheers!
Link Posted by Naramsin
Mar 19, 2009 at 5:05pm
The lighting is a little too dramatic.
Link Posted by Newman
Mar 15, 2009 at 6:06pm
I liked how the room was set up, and I thought the exhibit was very informative.
Link Posted by Janet
Mar 15, 2009 at 6:06pm
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