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Robert Nardi photographing Senwosret III

How about a nice game of 3D printed chess?

Earlier this year, we started exploring how 3D printing could enhance the visitor experience and began by introducing it on that month’s sensory tour. In…

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Brooklyn Castle

For the past few years, we’ve been really fortunate to have a relationship with POV, the award-winning documentary series on PBS. They do really thought-provoking…

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Saul Bolton in front of the Brooklyn Museum.

Welcome Saul at the Brooklyn Museum

I am just delighted to announce the wonderful news that this fall, Brooklyn’s acclaimed Michelin star restaurant, Saul, will move from its current location in…

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Social Singles Scavenger Hunt

Looking for love?

I’ve been at the Brooklyn Museum for about a year-and-a-half now, which is also as long as I’ve been a resident of our fair borough….

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Drop-in Drawing Workshops

It’s important to draw in the Museum

Sculptors and painters draw constantly. Architects, botanists, designers, and many a traveling student have been known to constantly have a sketchbook in hand. But what…

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Breathe In, Breathe Out – you can relax now

A yoga teacher once told me, “you have everything you need and more than you could possibly imagine.” As an over scheduled, stressed out, on-the-go,…

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The Oath

Thursday @ 7 . . . in Yemen.

Filmed in Yemen, The Oath is an extraordinary portrait of Abu Jandal, former body guard to Osama bin Laden, jihadist, father, mentor, and cab driver….

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Collection Pyramid, 2001

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

Judging from the aphorisms “a penny saved is a penny earned” or “a penny for your thoughts,” the copper cent at one time possessed a degree…

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Kings of Pastry

Chocolate and pastry, anyone?

When it comes to competition, visual artists and culinary chefs are some of the fiercest in the world. The intensity of sport, the drive for…

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POV and Brooklyn Museum logo

Some things go better together: POV and Brooklyn Museum

Like Coney Island and hot dogs, some things just go together. Such is the combined forces of the award winning documentary series, POV and the…

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First Saturday Photo Wrap-Up

As I am busily preparing for this month’s Target First Saturday, it’s a perfect time to reflect on last month’s, when we kicked off our…

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Terence Koh Performa 09

Terence Koh’s Untitled, a stack of thirty-three glass cases, is a striking presence in the Contemporary galleries.  Almost every case contains an artifact that’s been…

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Calling all photographers November 7th!

I am really looking forward to November’s Target First Saturday, which takes place on November 7th and highlights our special exhibition Who Shot Rock &…

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Common Ground 2009: A Flickr Meetup with NYPL and the Brooklyn Museum

If you are a fan of the The Commons on Flickr and live in the NYC area, come to our Common Ground meetup this weekend…

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Common Ground: Global Flickr Commons Meetup Needs Your Favs!

Are you a fan of the materials being uploaded to the Flickr Commons?   Well, we are huge fans and that got a few of us…

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No September First Saturday, but join me on Facebook!

Summer’s Target First Saturdays have been great and I’ve loved watching everyone stream into the Museum’s parking lot to dance under the stars. West Indian-American…

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The Heat is On

Here at the Brooklyn Museum, we’re never one to shy away from inter-museum competition of all sorts. I’ve blogged before about how art museums and…

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How to Make an Entrance

Last Thursday we welcomed over 900 members to the opening of Yinka Shonibare MBE. The weather was perfect, the galleries were packed, and the glass…

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“Body Language: Brooklyn Museum”: A Mother’s Day Performance by the True Body Project

The True Body Project. Photograph courtesy True Body Project. Copyright Esther Freeman, True Body class of 2005. This Mother’s Day program has grown out of…

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What’s Happening Today?—The Museum Calendar Gets Upgraded

If you’ve checked out the Museum’s calendar in the last twelve hours or so, you may have noticed how different (or, really, how not different)…

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“Feminism Now: New Feminist Art Scholarship” Symposium Tomorrow!

Tomoko Sawada (Japanese, b. 1977). Untitled, from the OMIAI series, 2001. Chromogenic photographs. On Loan from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections in honor of the…

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The Fertile Goddess: Consultants and Colleagues

Co-curator Maura Reilly, consultant Ellen Belcher, and the Halaf figurine. During the planning stages of special exhibitions or permanent installations, it is a common practice…

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Wikipedia Loves Art … Let’s Meetup!

What would Erin and I do for love? Freeze, apparently (it was really, really cold and windy getting this pic)! We hear the weather is…

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Burning Down the House Artist Focus: CARRIE MAE WEEMS

Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953). Untitled (Man Smoking/Malcolm X), from the Kitchen Table series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, edition 5 of 5. Brooklyn Museum,…

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An Ongoing Series of Panels on Human Trafficking

In the autumn of 2008, the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art began an ongoing series on the serious and epidemic issue of sex…

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Gilbert & George take Times Square!

If you’ve been in Times Square lately, you may have seen this already, but we were waiting to post until we had some good photos….

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What’s the perfect gift for an artist?

Paint brushes? Too obvious. A Brooklyn Museum Membership? Almost perfect. During the Members Preview & Reception for Gilbert & George this past Thursday, Museum Director…

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Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh’s Artistic Collaboration

As part of September public programming here at the Center for Feminist Art, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh stopped by the Forum on Saturday, September…

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Carnival is coming!

West Indian American Day Parade, 2006. Photo courtesy Sam Liu. All rights reserved. I always know that Labor Day weekend is coming when the the…

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A Public Programs Recap for July!

July was a hot month for programming in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art! First off, Ladan Akbarnia, Hagop Kevorkian Associate Curator of…

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Ghada Amer’s Political Work

(Ghada Amer (American, born Egypt, 1963) and Ladan S. Naderi (French, born Iran, 1960). I ♥ Paris, 1991. Three chromogenic prints from a series of…

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Reflections on June Public Programs in the Center!

June was a rather fruitful month for programs in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art! On Target First Saturday we listened to Ghada…

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Moolaadé: Film and Discussion in the Forum this First Saturday!

(Film Still from Moolaadé (2004), directed by Ousmane Sembène.) This month’s Target First Saturday events at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art here…

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Click! Meetup

There’s been overwhelming positive feedback about the idea of a Click! meetup during the upcoming Target First Saturday, so let’s do it! I’ll be giving…

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Clicking at Figment 2008 this Saturday, June 28

As with many things for Click!, we’ve made life a little difficult, but for good reason. This Saturday (June 28) we’ve organized a great panel…

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Suffragettes in Silent Cinema

A viewing and discussion of the film Suffragettes in Silent Cinema will be taking place this Saturday, June 21st, in the Forum of the Elizabeth…

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Lost and Found at the Brooklyn College Library

I spent a day last week in an auditorium at the Brooklyn College Library surrounded by librarians donning “Hello My Name is” tags and mulling…

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Click! updates on the way…

I’ll be posting a Click! update later today after we crunch some numbers. We won’t be posting any results until the exhibition opens on June…

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TXTual Healing @ FSAT

I’m happy to mention that Brooklyn-based artist Paul Notzold will be bringing TXTual Healing to our upcoming Target First Saturday on May 3rd. I’ve long…

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Pia Lindman’s Soapbox Event

Free speech: some of us utilize it more than others, babbling faster than the speed of light. While others, meek as mice, prefer to keep our words to…

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What is a book?

On April 5th we had our second talk in a series of discussions to commemorate the 185th anniversary of the founding of the Library. The…

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Cosplay Costume Contest Winner!

Photos by Leah Golubchick I am excited to announce Dawn Mostow as the winner of our Cosplay Costume Contest that was held at Target First…

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Love and Pop Symposium

This Saturday, April 12, to celebrate our two exhibits of Japanese art we will host an academic symposium entitled “Love and Pop: Contemporary Visual Cultures…

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The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center’s First Year Anniversary

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art celebrated its one year anniversary on March 15th, 2007 during Women’s History with some truly amazing and…

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Click! Get the word out…

One of the biggest challenges we face with an exhibition like Click! is getting the word out. Click! depends on two types of participation, initial…

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Guerrilla Girls Video Uploaded!

The video of the Guerrilla Girls performing and accepting their award at the Brooklyn Museum’s fifth annual Women in the Arts event on November 9th,…

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V-Day 2008!

Sure, chocolate covered strawberries and steamy kisses are nice. And I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for those sugary treats with…

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Sending off Infinite Island

One of my favorite parts of my job as a museum educator and public programmer is witnessing the conversations that visitors have in the galleries…

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Italian Artists in New York

Two weeks ago, while the City was getting ready for the New York City Marathon, an event that gathers many people from Europe, I visited…

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Exploring Popular Culture in the Caribbean Through Music

  Art handlers installing Miguel Luciano’s Platano Pride and Miguel Luciano himself. Over the past few months of teaching university students in Infinite Island, I…

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