Museum: Feminism And Ancient Egypt

egyptresize285x360_e6e652d50e5d6f86c310d3ded7074c8d_fec7cfc1f2d71e992e2a6299530f4ea51586x2000_quality99_o_1b3vod66m1hj93t016rnos260saCan contemporary feminism help us understand ancient Egypt? Absolutely, according to a new long-term collection exhibition opening at the Brooklyn Museum today, 15 December. “A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt” (through 2018)—part of the museum’s exhibition cycle A Year of Yes, which celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art—answers “a long-term problem that puzzled Egyptologists before feminist ideas were present”, says the show’s curator, Edward Bleiberg. More details.

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