Archive for January, 2009

Progress on all fronts

We are so happy that William and Elsie Peck could join us again this year. After a look around the site first thing Saturday morning…

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Jonas Platt

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (American, 1791-1872). Jonas Platt, 1828. Oil on canvas, 35 15/16 x 29 7/16 in. (91.3 x 74.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 85.23….

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1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for February 2009: Mary Temple

We all know this feeling, right? When you walk into an exhibition and there’s one work that really stops you in your tracks? On a…

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Wikipedia Loves Art, full house!

In addition to our original partners (Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, V&A)…

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Burning Down the House Artist Focus: CARRIE MAE WEEMS

Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953). Untitled (Man Smoking/Malcolm X), from the Kitchen Table series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, edition 5 of 5. Brooklyn Museum,…

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Our First Week

At the end of last season we covered the baked brick building north of the Sacred Lake with plastic and sand to protect it and…

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John Adams

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (American, 1791-1872). Portrait of John Adams, 1816. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 24 15/16 in. (75.5 x 63.4 cm). Brooklyn…

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Wikipedia Loves Art…continued…and a deadline coming up!

Wow, there was such a great response to my first post about prepping for Wikipedia Loves Art! Since that announcement, we’ve been joined by Art…

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The First Day

We flew up to Luxor from Cairo on January 13. The view out the window was absorbing: the mountains of the eastern desert always take…

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He Could Have Been a Contender . . .

An Xiao’s concept for the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed employs the language of Morse code—one of many instances in which science and art have crossed…

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How do you convince a free content advocate (like me) to join 1stfans?

As Will Cary notes in his post we’ve seen plenty of feedback with regard to the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed. Will and I had been…

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1stfans Twitter Art Feed as a Membership benefit

One bit of confusion that we have begun to see (<– 4 links) regarding the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed is the notion that we are…

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The world through Goodyear’s eyes: photographs from the 1890’s to 1923 from the Brooklyn Museum Archives

Seeing the response to historic photographs that we have posted on Flickr Commons begs a look back on why we have these images and who…

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Burning Down the House Artist Focus: NAYLAND BLAKE

Curator Maura Reilly installing Nayland Blake’s Untitled, 2003 in the galleries of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art with Supervising Maintainer Filippo Gentile,…

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Happy New Year from “The Fertile Goddess”

The latest exhibition in the Herstory Gallery, The Fertile Goddess, just opened on December 19, 2008. Imagine how delighted Sarah Giovanniello, Research Assistant, Elizabeth A….

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The 2009 Mut Expedition – back in the field

The Mut Precinct’s front gate The Brooklyn Museum Mut Expedition’s next season of fieldwork will take place between mid-January and mid-March, 2009. Once again we…

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Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

Today we’re launching the next installment in the Brooklyn Museum Collection on the Web—more than 4,000 images from the Libraries and Archives will join the…

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Prepping for Wikipedia Loves Art!

This is just a quick note to any of the peeps at cultural institutions who may read our blog. We are helping organize Wikipedia Loves…

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

I can’t believe that it’s been more than a year since my last posting on this topic. I guess I got distracted by other tasks….

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