Special Lecture – Ancient Egypt – Art and Magic
The distinguished scholar Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi introduces Ancient Egypt – Art and Magic, the pioneering exhibition which he curated. Dr. Bianchi is known for bringing these objects and their culture vividly alive.
Dr. Bianchi, one of the world’s foremost Egyptologists, has mounted many international exhibitions of ancient art. He has nearly 300 journal articles and reviews to his credit and has written more than 50 books. His college textbook, The Daily Life of the Ancient Nubians, is one of his most recent publications. He has presented his scholarship to a wide public, appearing as a principal in more than 60 television programs broadcast on three continents.
Dr. Bianchi received his Ph.D. from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 1976, having previously been an assistant in the Egyptian Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He served as the curator in the Department of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum for 15 years. He is the curator of the Fondation Gandur’s collection of antiquities.
A book-signing in the Museum Store will immediately follow the lecture.