Archive for 2007

The Mut Expedition 2008 – we’re off!

The Brooklyn team leaves at the end of the month for another 2½-month season of work at the temple precinct of the goddess Mut in…

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Facebook Pages…continued

Following up on this post, we’ve had some great news on a few applications that are now ready for pages. If you’ve got a YouTube…

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Join the “Goodbye Coney Island?” Flickr Group!

I am very excited that Patrick Amsellem, curator of photography, is working with us on a web project in conjunction with the Goodbye Coney Island?…

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Coney Island & Entertainment

Coney Island has a long history as a place for entertainment. Even before the creation of the three great amusement parks around 1900, the area…

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The Schenck Houses – their story through the Museum Library and Archives

Drawing by Daniel M. C. Hopping. From the book American interiors, 1675-1885: a guide to the American period rooms in the Brooklyn Museum by Marvin…

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Newly on View: Herald Tribune Owls

The next time you enter the Grand Lobby of the museum, make sure you cast your eyes upwards. In one of the openings in the…

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More Global Feminisms Press

More international press about the Global Feminisms exhibition from Bulgaria! Diana Popova, “Boryana Rossa: Bio (art) and Cyber (Feminism),” Kultura Weekly, #33 (2472), October 3,…

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Indianapolis prepares for “To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum”

A team from the Indianapolis Museum of Art including curator Theodore Celenko, designer Tim Hilldebrand, director of new media Daniel Incandela, and new media project…

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Goodbye Coney Island?

Last week we finished the installation of the small photography show Goodbye Coney Island? in the Luce Alcove on the fifth floor of the Museum….

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New addition

People approaching the Museum from the Parking lot or Washington Avenue may have noticed construction materials and machinery behind a green fence. The Museum is…

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Facebook Pages

We just spent some time setting up Facebook pages for both the Brooklyn Museum and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Pages are…

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10,000

We’ve been on MySpace for a while now and we just confirmed our 10,000th friend request (above). I thought a look back would be in…

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How do you light Light?

A major factor influencing Brushed with Light‘s design was due to the delicate nature of watercolors themselves. Because the works are light sensitive it is…

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Italian Artists in New York

Two weeks ago, while the City was getting ready for the New York City Marathon, an event that gathers many people from Europe, I visited…

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Exploring Popular Culture in the Caribbean Through Music

  Art handlers installing Miguel Luciano’s Platano Pride and Miguel Luciano himself. Over the past few months of teaching university students in Infinite Island, I…

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The Art of Mary Beth Edelson

(Mary Beth Edelson, Double Agent, 2000. Courtesy of the Artist). With so much phenomenal attention on feminist art these days, its important to acknowledge that…

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ArtShare on Facebook!

One of the things we are always striving to do is share our collection in new and unique ways. This can be seen in many…

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Academic Open House Part 2

Eleanor Whitney and I had a great time at our recent Academic Open House which was an exciting first step towards engaging professors and to…

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Academic Open House Part 1

As an Academic Programs Coordinator my job involves connecting members of our local academic community with the resources that the Brooklyn Museum has to offer….

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Video Competition Lessons Learned

Lessons learned post about the Visitor Video Competition for all the colleagues out there who might be thinking of doing something similar.

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Much More Than Meat Joy

(Carolee Schneemann, still from Fuses, 1965. Courtesy of the Artist.) This month there are a fantastic crop of programs showcasing the work of Carolee Schneemann,…

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Winners!

As the Brooklyn Museum means so much, and in so many different ways, to our audiences, these videos are an extraordinary reflection of both this…

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Good Luck!

On the eve of the announcement of our judges’ decision, Brooklyn Museum staff wanted to share some of our own thoughts (ranging from the “I-have-to-smile…

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MJ news for the gossip hounds out there…

Michael Jackson was here for an Ebony photo shoot. This was pretty exciting for us and it looks like there were good shots of our…

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The Guerrilla Girls are honored by Women in the Arts 2007

In 2002, the Brooklyn Museum’s Community Committee established a tremendous award to celebrate women artists, patrons, curators, collectors, and critics whose contributions have had a…

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Demetrios gets CT scanned

Photo by Adam Husted Sorry for the delay in this post, but it was a long process organizing the CT scans. When we unpacked Demetrios,…

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Up Close and Personal – Statues and Their Meaning

The first time I came across the statues that sit along the top of the building was when I digitized images of the Museum’s exterior…

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Schenck Re-Installation 2007

Slideshow created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Photos are also on Flickr. These slides show the Jan Martense Schenck House as it…

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Resisting Images: Women and Gender Studies Film Series 2007-2008

Information for those who are interested in women making film and video art. Rutgers University is running Resisting Images: Women in Film, Women’s and Gender…

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Video entries are rolling in…

Entries for our Visitor Video Competition are starting to roll in. We’ve created a YouTube playlist which can be seen in this post and we…

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Pandora’s Book

If Marshall McLuhan were a gypsy and his teacup the art world, the tea leaves would be artists’ books. —Ingrid Sishey (National Arts Guide, vol….

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Women in Modernism Colloquium

Women in Modernism Colloquium at The Museum of Modern Art October 25, 2007 Do you still believe there is such a thing as all men’s…

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Art:21 @ Brooklyn Museum

As an educational programmer I am always on the lookout for organizations with which we can collaborate to bring innovative and diverse programs to the…

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Lights, Camera…..

On another Target First Saturday note, the Visitor Video Competition was shooting and we spotted a bunch of cameras, which was pretty exciting. From what…

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Twitter?

What’s wrong with this picture? As it turns out, a lot. At the October 6th Target First Saturday, we decided to experiment with Twitter and…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part VI

The search for an object to purchase in honor of the soon-to-be-retired Curator of Asian Art began more than eight months before I arrived at…

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Feminist Symposium: “The F Word”

The F Word is an all-day symposium being held Friday, October 26 at the Alexander Library Teleconference Room. Registration is required, free and open to…

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Conserving Watercolors: Under the Microscope

In my previous post, I discussed how an adhesive introduced with an ultrasonic mister can be used to stabilize paint layers. Now you can see…

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Conserving Watercolors: Misting to Stabilize Paint Layers

In preparation for the Museum’s current exhibition, Brushed With Light, conservators in the Paper Conservation Department examined over ninety watercolors. It was great to work…

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Luce Visible Storage Panoramas Coming Soon

Jook Leung from 360VR came in today to shoot a few panoramas of our Luce Visible Storage area. These should be on our website within…

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“Infinite” Questions Answered…Tomorrow!

Infinite Island opened nearly three weeks ago at the Brooklyn Museum, and thousands of people have already visited the exhibition. We’ve been getting great feedback…

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Visualizing Caribbean Art and Culture in the Twenty-first Century

Artist Steve Ouditt installing his Infinite Island work, “Excerpts From the Propagandist’s Diary of L. Padre Grande,” 2007. What happens after an exhibition opens? Even…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part V

Armed with the “wish list” and approximate budget I described in my previous entries, the team of curators and trustees who were interested in finding…

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Play

One of the great pleasures of working at the Brooklyn Museum is having access to research collections that run the gamut from antiquity to contemporary…

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Video from the Art Parade

Following up from this earlier post, here’s our video from the Dietch Art Parade! Many thanks to Tiny Masters of Today for allowing us to…

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Tree of Paradise travels to Dayton

Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire opens September 21 at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio. I curated this exhibition for…

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We had a blast at the Deitch Art Parade!

We had a fabulous time at the Art Parade! Many thanks Robert and Dawn at Jet Set Salon for transforming my hair into the Brooklyn…

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We’re going to the Art Parade!

For the first time, we are going to be in The Art Parade this weekend, so stop by and say hello! Pics will be posted…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part IV

I have been discussing the process of acquiring a new masterpiece for the collection, and in my first installment, I introduced the object, a bronze…

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Brushed with Light: American Landscape Watercolors from the Collection

One of the great challenges of working with the Brooklyn Museum’s large and important collection of American watercolors is determining how best to share it…

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Press for the Center

Dear Readers: Below is a list of press compiled about the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the permanent installation of The Dinner Party…

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Let’s Hear It: Part II

Just what are “interpretive materials”? I’m often asked this question and usually have a hard time reducing my answer to one or even five things,…

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Carnival in Brooklyn 2007!

Photo courtesy Clay Williams It’s that time of year again! First, a quick reminder that there will be no Target First Saturday in September due…

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A Delicate Balance

Only two days left until Infinite Island opens here at the Brooklyn Museum! I have enjoyed regaling you with descriptions of huge, complicated installations, and…

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Let’s hear it…

Screenshot from the Infinite Island comment kiosks. In preparation for the opening of Infinite Island this Friday, we’ve just finished installing our comment kiosks. For…

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part III

Last time I wrote about how we happened to have the money and the initiative to look for a major new acquisition for the Asian…

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Shopping “Infinitely”

Contemporary art often employs cutting-edge techniques, technologies, and materials, and our Infinite Island artists are proof in point. I would love to share some of…

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Demetrios goes for a ride

While Marc was visiting us from the Getty to carry out XRF on our mummy Demetrios, we decided to give Marc a sample of the…

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Crow Fair 2007: Morning Parade and Grand Entry

As we prepare for the Brooklyn Museum’s tipi exhibition, I am in Billings, Montana attending the 2007 Crow Fair with my colleague Susan Kennedy Zeller….

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Purchasing a Major Work of Art for the Collection – part II

In my previous entry, I introduced a wonderful object, an Indian bronze of Shiva from the tenth century. I am tracing the way that this…

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The Getty Visits Demetrios

On July 5, Marc Walton, a scientist with the Getty Conservation Institute came to examine one of our mummies, knows as Demetrios. He brought a…

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Time to Clean the Pegasi!

Over a few days each summer the object conservators and the conservation summer interns get to venture out to the sculpture garden to treat the…

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Purchasing a major work of art for the collection

I have been an art museum curator for almost eight years now, and I can tell you that the one aspect of my job that…

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The Heat Is On

We are well into August, and things are really heating up here at the Brooklyn Museum. Six artists will be coming to the Museum this…

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I Wish I Had Wheels

Like most New Yorkers I was stuck in/on the subway for nearly three hours yesterday! Being from California, I’ve missed having a car, but I’ve…

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Tipi Exhibition Planning Meeting

In the popular imagination, the tipi has come to represent a common stereotype about how all Native American people used to live. In truth, however,…

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Meet our mummy, Demetrios

       I would like to introduce you to Demetrios. Demetrios is a mummy in the Brooklyn Museum collection that will be traveling across the country…

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See Our Revamped Web Components!

You’re invited! Come explore The Dinner Party with our new Virtual Tour, which provides an amazing 360-degree view of the installation. The tour lets you…

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Alert! Wage Discrimination Update!

Good news! Last week, the House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007. The bill is named for the plaintiff in the pay…

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Demetrios in the Times

“While mummies have been subjected to CT scans for more than two decades, it was a first for the museum and for North Shore. The…

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Children’s books at the Brooklyn Museum Library

Summer brings a large number of youth camp groups to the Museum’s galleries. We thought it would be a great opportunity to display books from…

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Let the Countdown Begin!

We are now exactly one month from the opening of Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, and activity in the galleries is already well underway. The…

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August Programs for EASCFA

First Saturday Events – Saturday, August 4 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor Film screening In The Time of…

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A Place at the Table

On May 19th, an amazing group of women came and celebrated the Center at the event, “A Place at the Table” and it was a…

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The Future of Feminist Art

Thank you Panelists! On Saturday, July 21st, a panel discussion was held in the Forum of the Center on The Future of Feminist Art. Four…

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