Art Exhibits

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

When: Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through March 5, 2023

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt is an exploration of a little-known aspect of Egyptian sculpture: the deliberate damage inflicted upon images for political and religious power. The exhibition takes as its starting point the question that many museum visitors ask when they see ancient sculpture: “Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues?” Viewed through the lens of spiritual and ritual practices, Striking Power, which showcases 40 powerful works from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, examines the patterns of damage to images from these organized campaigns of destruction.

Price: Included with museum admission

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