Late Night at the DMA

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt


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On Friday, October 21, celebrate our newest exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, with a purrr-fect evening exploring life in ancient Egypt, cat deities, and the practice of mummification.

Late Night Talk: 9 p.m. -- In his compelling new book Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt, renowned Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier tells the story of three massive obelisks leaving Egypt for London, Paris, and New York in the late 19th century.

Late Night Main Stage: 8 p.m. -- Enjoy a performance of Middle Eastern and world music performed by percussionist Jamal Mohamed and his World Music Ensemble. Mohamed is known for his virtuosity on the doumbek, incorporating many innovative jazz and Latin styles with this ancient instrument.

Late Night Talk: 7 p.m. -- Learn more about the DMA’s newest exhibition, Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, with Dr. Yekaterina Barbash, Associate Curator of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

Warrior Goddesses of Ancient Egypt: 7:30 p.m. -- Discover how fierce feline hunting skills and an instinct to protect enabled Egyptian goddesses to perform great acts of super-heroism in an interactive storytelling showcase.

Happy Hour Performance: 6 p.m. -- Travel to the Near East, Saharan Africa, and other faraway climes with progressive world-music troupe The Obscure Dignitaries, a five-human collective that tackles traditional folk and global pop with equal parts authentic recreation and free-wheeling invention.

Late Night Film: Stargate: 9:45 p.m. -- Ancient Egypt meets science fiction when a retired Army colonel and a professor discover an interstellar portal to an Egypt-like planet hidden in an artifact. But once they travel through the "stargate," they will have to overthrow the formidable ruler of the alien world to return safely to Earth.

Performances in the Galleries: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. -- Watch as belly dance troupe Nadi-El Raks performs mesmerizing and traditional Middle Eastern dance styles.

Admission to the museum for Late Night is $15 per person. A ticket that includes Late Night and a visit to the Divine Felines exhibit is $25 per person.
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