Especially for Educators: The Power of Egyptian Art

Wednesday November 30

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4:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

Even in the 21st century, we continue to be fascinated by ancient Egyptian art, culture, and history. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, mummies, and gods all play a massive role in popular culture and help to tell the important story of the first advanced civilizations in social students and history classes across the globe.


Using artworks in MAG's temporary exhibition Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt as well as works from our own collection, we will consider what makes Egyptian art compelling and why it captures out imaginations even now. We will also explore the complex and largely unknown history of how these images were revered, feared, and intentionally damaged in the past. This workshop includes a hands-on activity as well as resources for the classroom.


NYS Standards: Art; Social Studies


Light refreshments included. Registration and prepayment required. For questions about this event, please contact Chelsea Anderson at Registration ends on Friday, November 25, at 4:30 pm.


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