To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum on View at Nevada Museum of Art

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RENO, NV.- Explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife in To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, while celebrating the birthday of the Nevada Museum of Art – commemorating the 80th anniversary in 2011. The exhibition is on view from June 11 through September 4, 2011 at the Nevada Museum of Art.Drawn from the legendary antiquities collection of the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition explores the funerary beliefs and customs practiced for nearly four-thousand years by ancient Egyptians from various social classes. Answering questions at the core of the public’s fascination with ancient Egypt, the exhibition delves into the process of mummification, the conduct of a funeral, and various types of tombs through more than 100 objects including mummies, sar