Wednesday, March 24, 2010


April 3, 2010

To Live Forever


5–6 p.m.
Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art Ed Bleiberg and Objects Conservator Lisa Bruno discuss the process of researching and conserving the objects in To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt.


5–7 p.m.
Arab ensemble Zikrayat combines the atmosphere of Egyptian musical cinema with the music and dance traditions of Egypt, Lebanon, and the greater Arab world.

Object of the Month

5–11 p.m.
Explore the Egyptian sculpture Pair Statue of Nebsen and Nebet-ta, the Museum's featured object for the month of April. Use our Looking Closer guide to gain insight into the artwork.


6:30 p.m.
Academy Award winner Departures (Yojiro Takita, 2008, 130 min., PG-13, English subtitles) tells the story of a Japanese musician who becomes a mortician in a funeral home. Free tickets (330) are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Design a copper embossed amulet with Egyptian symbols. Free timed tickets (380) are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Curator Talk

7 p.m.
Ed Bleiberg, curator of To Live Forever, speaks about the exhibition. A catalogue signing follows. Sign Language interpreted. Free tickets (30) are available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Young Voices Gallery Talk

8 p.m.
Student Guides give a talk on To Live Forever.

Book Club

9–10 p.m.
Author Joshua Cohen and illustrator Michael Hafftka discuss their book, A Heaven of Others, a poetic dream-world novel about a Jewish boy who ends up in Muslim heaven.

Dance Party

9–11 p.m.
DJ Nickodemus and the Spy from Cairo host an Egyptian-inspired dance party.
Sponsored by Target
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.
Major support also provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
New York Times Community Affairs Department, media sponsor.
WNYC Radio, broadcast media sponsor. WNYC
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.
Please note that due to limited capacities, someTarget First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.
Learn more about 1stfansA new first-of-its-kind socially networked Brooklyn Museum Membership. 1stfans mingle at exclusive events every First Saturday as well as receive online benefits. Read more.
This month, 1stfans will learn about rewrapping an Egyptian mummy from our conservation staff. Meet in the lobby at 7:30 p.m.
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