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.

Long-time Museum partner Great Basin Brewing Company will brew a limited-edition lager to serve at Museum’s First Thursday event beginning in April.  “Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager” is named for the Museum’s founder, a scientist and art collector who invited friends, colleagues, and collectors into his home in the 1930’s to discover and discuss art.  With hints of juniper berry as homage to Dr. Church’s explorations of Mount Rose, the lager is brewed in keeping with beer recipes of the Prohibition era.  “Dr. Church’s Living Room Lager” will be available on tap at both the Reno and Sparks Great Basin Brewery locations and will be served at Café Musée.  A limited edition will be bottled for sale as well.

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.


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