Programs and Events

Sunday, July 13 / 2 pm
DeBoest Lecture Hall
Free

TALK Living Forever in Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptian culture required people to prepare for death and the afterlife by living a life of justice and furnishing a tomb appropriately. Every educated Egyptian tried to learn the god Osiris’ rules for a just life, but ordinary Egyptians often struggled to furnish their tombs. Join Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Managing Curator for Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum, for a look at the spiritual and material barriers to Egyptian immortality.


Some other things to check out:
Explore Egyptian Death and the Afterlife in this online article.
Read Edward Bleiberg's blog on the Brooklyn Museum's Web site.

Friday, July 18 / 6:30-9 pm
Alliance Sculpture Court
Included with Summer Nights ticket (evening’s film is The Mummy)

PERFORMANCE Immortal Visualize the ancient Egyptian quest for eternal life. Feel the press of the gods’ judgments and witness the elaborate journey toward divinity. Performance, dance music and language meld in this one-time presentation by NoExit Performance, Inc., inspired by To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum.


Some other things to check out:
Learn about The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife.


Saturday, August 9 / 11 am
Included with exhibition admission (Members Free / Public $12)

TOUR Immortality in Art Ancient Egyptians believed that if they lived a good life they would be reborn in the next world. But in China, men would carry a small piece of jade in a pocket, because the extreme hardness of the stone is often associated with immortality. Tour To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum and other IMA galleries to discover the ways in which many cultures view the concept of immortality.


Some other things to check out:
Read about immortality in Greek art.
Read about the quest for immortality in the Chinese culture.

Thursday, August 14 / 7 pm
Included with exhibition admission (Members Free / Public $12)

TOUR Immortality in Art Ancient Egyptians believed that if they lived a good life they would be reborn in the next world. But in China, men would carry a small piece of jade in a pocket, because the extreme hardness of the stone is often associated with immortality. Tour the exhibition and other IMA galleries to discover the ways in which many cultures view the concept of immortality.


Thursday, August 28 / 6:30 pm
DeBoest Lecture Hall
Members Free

TALK Deciphering Egyptian Art The objects in To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum are more than exquisite examples of ancient art. Most of the objects were functional and served and honored the gods in temple cults. Other pieces were made to provide an individual with an eternal afterlife. This talk by Dr. Emily Teeter, research associate and Egyptologist at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, will help you decipher the forms, meanings and functions of a wide range of Egyptian art.


Some other things to check out:
Learn more about the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 /
6–8 pm
Members $35 / Public $50
Register by: July 25
Blue Art Lab

ADULT CLASS Containers of the Past: Reliquaries from Egypt A reliquary is a container for an object of great personal significance. In this class, visit To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum to see examples of ancient Egyptian reliquaries, and then design and construct a special container of your own. Bring a small object to place inside your reliquary. The object can be a photograph or another item that has a special meaning to you.
Purchase tickets


Some other things to check out:
Interested in reliquaries? Take a look at this book.
View Greek water jars and their artistic decoration.

Monday - Friday, July 21-25 /
9 am-5 pm
Blue Art Lab
Course Number T0708
Members $87.50 / Public $125
Register by: July 11

TEEN CLASS Legends, Myths and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt Visit To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum to see examples how life and death intersect in ancient Egypt. Then return to the art labs to design your own works of art inspired by the sculpture, jewelry and other objects included in the exhibition. Bring a sack lunch.
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Some other things to check out:
Explore the Egyptian Book of the Dead in this illustrated book.

Monday - Friday, July 14 – 18 /
9 am-5 pm
Green Art Lab
Course Number Y3408
Members $87.50 / Public $125
Register by: July 2

CHILD CLASS AGES 7-9 Egyptian Writing: Pictures on Papyrus This class will visit To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum to see how Egyptians have used papyrus paper and other surfaces to tell the world about their values and views of the afterlife. The class will explore the art of writing in hieroglyphs (picture writing) and learn how to make papyrus paper from the stalks of plants. Bring a sack lunch.
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Some other things to check out:
Learn about Ancient Egyptian scribes.

Monday - Friday, June 23 – 27 /
9 am-5 pm
Blue Art Lab
Course Number Y2908
Members $87.50 / Public $125
Register by: June 13

CHILD CLASS AGES 10-12 Time Travelers: The Art of Ancient Egypt Students in this class will visit the exhibition to see how objects were used to tell stories of the past and wishes for the future. The works of ancient artists will be discovered as the class takes a closer look at hieroglyphics (ancient picture writing), statues and a variety of art techniques. The class will then create their own clay works, paintings and drawings inspired by their visit to the exhibition. Bring a sack lunch.
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