December 1, 1993
WHAT: THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM’S WEST WING OPENING
Press Preview Thursday, December 2, 1993, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Egyptian Reinstallation - Third Floor
Featuring over 500 objects from the world renowned Egyptian collection, which have seldom or never been on view. Highlights include sarcophagi, coffins, the cartonnage of Nespanetjerenperre, and a wrapped 2,600 year old mummy never before on view at The Brooklyn Museum
Arata Isozaki: Works in Architecture - Fourth Floor
30-year retrospective designed and conceptualized by the architect, on view through February 27, 1994
Contemporary Permanent Installation - Fifth Floor
Features more than 50 works from 1946 to 1992 in a wide range of media, opened initially on February 19, 1993
December 3, 1993
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
Wednesday - Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Suggested donation: $4.00; students with valid I.D. $2.00; and older adults $1.50. Free to members and to children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Group tours or visits can be arranged through the Education Division, ext. 221
The completely redesigned and renovated interior of the West Wing of The Brooklyn Museum by Arata Isozaki & Associates and James Stewart Polshek and Partners will provide 30,000 square feet of additional modern gallery space on three floors of the original 1897 McKim, Mead & White Beaux-Arts building, not open to the public since the 1930s.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 07-12/1993, 165. View Original