Everyday Egyptian Art - 92Y, New York

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Everyday Egyptian Art

Jen Thum
Everyday Egyptian Art

Join Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museums Jen Thum for an exploration of Egyptian artifacts that speak to our present moment.

Learn the history and significance of ancient artifacts, bring an Egyptian perspective into dialogue with your own, and make contemporary connections to objects that reveal themes of family, memory, fear, and healing. Together, we’ll learn something new about Egyptian healing practices, the protection of the body in life and death, and the importance of remembering loved ones through interactive extended looking with objects you might otherwise look past in a gallery. Thum encourages us to make personal connections to artifacts and brings the past into modern times. You may even relate to the ancient Egyptians on a new level after understanding the parallels in the many ways we seek cures and comfort in moments of crisis today.

This class will be recorded for later viewing by patrons.

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Programs taking place online:
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Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:
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Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:
Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.

Jen Thum

Jen Thum is Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museums …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.