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Edward Bleiberg presents “Broken Statues, Broken Connections”

Monday, March 15 at 7:30 PM

In Edward Bleiberg’s twenty-two years as Curator of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the one question groups always asked was, “Why are the noses broken?” As with so many questions, the answer is often, “It depends.” The ancient Egyptians and their early Christian successors as rulers of the Nile Valley had many reasons for purposely breaking the eyes, noses, mouths, hands, and feet of a statue. This talk considers the meaningful patterns of breakage of Egyptian sculpture and tries to relate these ancient actions to recent attacks on many sorts of monuments in our own world.



Past Member Mondays

Asher Miller presents Stuck Inside for Twenty Years (1846-67): An Unfinished Masterpiece by Theodore Rousseau in The Met
Herschel Garfein
Meryl Schwartz presents Race and Wrongful Conviction: What innocence reveals about racism in the criminal justice system
Ron Lieber presents “The Price You Pay for College,” with Anand Giridharadas & Priya Parker
Michael Whiteman presents “RESURRECTION: The Return to Life of our City’s Restaurants”
Laura Silver presents “What the Knish Can Teach Us Today”
Melissa King presents “Let’s Cook Our Way Through This!”
John Horowitz presents “Baking with the President”
CBE’s Dismantling Racism Team (DRT) presents “#LessIsMoreNY: A Conversation on Combating Racism Through Parole Reform”