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To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum
Nevada Museum of Art
June 11, 2011 -September 4, 2011
The Museum’s ability to stage spectacular exhibitions will be evident with To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. This international exhibition will attract crowds of all ages with 120 remarkable Egyptian artifacts— mummies, sarcophagi, jewelry, and figurines—on display and layered with celebratory and educational programming that will make Summer 2011 a memorable one. To Live Forever is drawn entirely from the Brooklyn Museum’s astonishing Egyptian collection and ranges in date from 3650 BCE to 365 CE.
A 50-foot steel pyramid is scheduled for construction in the parking lot of the Museum in celebration of the line-up of Egyptian-themed 80th anniversary events taking place in June. The pyramid, built by Reno-based architecture firm Cathexes, will be dismantled and shipped to Burning Man in late August for display. It will be the first ever art-work from a Museum to be taken to the annual arts and culture event. Made of Museum members, businesses and stakeholders, a unique 80 for 80 Host Committee has been developed and are generously funding a portion of To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum.
Also providing sponsorship support for the Pyramid Party, this committee is the first of its kind to be formed in support of an exhibition and event.
- MATINEE TALK: Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Friday, June 17 / Noon / Peppermill
- Pyramid Party / Friday, June 17
- Egyptian Birthday Bazaar / Saturday, June 18
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