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Baboon Appliqué from an Animal Mummy. Possibly from Saqqara, Egypt. Ptolemaic Period, 305–30 B.C.E. Linen, 51/2 x 23/8 in. (14.2 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.272E. (Photo: Gavin Ashworth, Brooklyn Museum)

Soulful Creatures and Green-Wood Cemetery Trolley Tour

Saturday, October 21, 2017

11 am–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Get a fresh look at representations of animals with two unique tours. This one-of-a-kind experience begins with a tour of our special exhibition, Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, which explores the ancient Egyptian process and purpose of animal mummification through a display of mummies of birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals from cemeteries throughout Egypt. Then, we’ll hop on the trolley to Green-Wood Cemetery to compare these spiritual creatures to the wide variety of Victorian-era symbolic representations of animals, from birds and bees to lions and horses, in Green-Wood’s menagerie of monuments.

Schedule:

  • 11 am Meet in the Rubin Lobby
  • 11 am–12 pm Tour of Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt
  • 12:15 pm Meet in the Rubin Lobby, trolley ride to Green-Wood Cemetery
  • 12:45–1:45 pm Trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery
  • 1:45–2 pm Return to Museum

Tickets are $40 ($35 for Members) and include Museum admission, Green-Wood tour admission, and trolley service to and from the Museum. To receive the Member code, email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!