Joslyn Art Museum Draw-a-Thon, Egypt opening, Valentine’s Event…

Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Draw-a-Thon: Feb. 11, 6p.m.-midnight, FREE

To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum opening: Feb. 11, museum admission, 10a.m.-4p.m.

An Evening to Live Forever: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 6pm, $30

Joslyn.org, 342.3300

A big weekend at Joslyn Art Museum, as the Egypt exhibition debuts encompassing over one hundred objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned masterworks of the Egyptian artistic heritage. Funeral objects for the rich, middle class and poor such as  finely painted wood and stone coffins, clay coffins and granite vessels will be on display alongside gold jewelry, limestone reliefs and a mummy mask. All will illustrate a range of strategies the ancient Egyptians developed to defeat death and rituals performed in the tomb. Edward Bleiberg, PhD., curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum, will present “Living Forever in Ancient Egypt,” a free public lecture, Feb. 11 at 10:30a.m. Later on that night, high school students are invited to “Draw-a-Thon” where they can work with local artists to gain insight on drawing skills and participate in a large-scale mural. Pizza and soda is served. Then, on Valentine’s Day, Joslyn hosts “An Evening to Live Forever” themed around the Egypt exhibit with hors d-oeuvres, cocktails and chocolate delicacies along with exhibition viewing.

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