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Brooklyn Museum Offers Brunch and Tour Combination For Mother's Day

For the first time, the Brooklyn Museum is offering a Mother's Day Brunch and a choice of one of four gallery tours conducted by Museum Guides, along with a coupon for a 15% discount in the Museum's gift shop. Tour options include Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages, Treasures of Ancient Egypt, The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, and Behind the Scenes in Luce Visible Storage/Study Center.

The total package is available for $50 per person or $45 for Museum members. Tickets may be purchased at www.museumtix.com. Members must e-mail group.tours@brooklynmuseum.org or call (718) 501-6484 for information on how to receive discounted tickets.

The brunch, which will take place from 11 a.m. until noon, will be catered by Restaurant Associates. Menu highlights include made-to-order omelets with a wide choice of toppings, wild mushroom and chèvre quiche, penne with basil pesto, and mixed-green salad with toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries, along with mimosas and a choice of nonalcoholic beverages.

All tours will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Treasures of Ancient Egypt
This tour will take visitors through one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian masterpieces in the world, featuring objects from predynastic times through the reign of Cleopatra.

Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages
This tour showcases some of the Museum's most important artworks from ancient times to present-day Brooklyn.

The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago
One of the most famous works in the history of American art, this monumental installation is widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, serving as a symbolic history and celebration of women in Western civilization.

Behind the Scenes in Luce Visible Storage/Study Center
A profusion of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts including Tiffany glass and lamps, contemporary industrial design, furniture, silver, ceramics, and more yields surprises around every corner.
Note: If the minimum registration goal is not met by April 25, the Brooklyn Museum will fully refund registration fees.

Image: Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and King Pepy II. Probably from Upper Egypt. Old Kingdom, Dynasty VI, reign of Pepy II (circa 2288-2224/2194 B.C.E.). Egyptian alabaster, 15 7/16 x 9 13/16 in. (39.2x24.9 cm). Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund Collection of the Brooklyn Museum

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