Wangechi Mutu: Riding Death in My Sleep

Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, b. 1972). Riding Death in My Sleep, 2002. Ink, collage on paper, 60 x 44 inches (152.4 x 111.76 cm). Collection of Peter Norton, New York. © Wangechi Mutu

Off the Wall: "Fantastic Journey"

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

The first in our new Thursday-evening series, this month’s Off the Wall explores Afrofuturism. Cash bar throughout the evening; beats provided by DJ Mursi Layne.

6:30 p.m. Curator Tour
Curator Saisha Grayson leads a tour of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.

7 p.m. Talk: "Fantastic Visions"
Using audio and video clips, novelist N. K. Jemisin, poet and professor Mendi D. Lewis, artist and writer Kiini Ibura Salaam, and writer and storyteller Ibi Zoboi discuss science fiction writer Octavia Butler's influential work.

7:30 p.m. Performance: Daví's The Beginning of Everything eating
In this live music, video, dance, and theater piece, Daví takes us on an Afrofuturistic journey, bumping into the likes of Sun Ra, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Grace Jones along the way. This ticketed program is free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email Membership.

8 p.m. Performance: Saya Woolfalk's ChimaTEK
In this interactive performance, the Empathics (fictional hybrid human-plant creatures), demonstrate the workings of their synthesizing machine.

Tickets are $12 and include Museum general admission; tickets available at or our Visitor Center.