Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Egyptian-inspired Target First Saturdays this Saturday

April 3, 2010

To Live Forever

5–6 p.m.
Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art Edward 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.

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

Edward 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

Student Guides give a talk on the afterlife in ancient Egypt.
Book Club

9–10 p.m.
Author Joshua Cohen discusses his 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 funk and Afrobeat dance party.

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