Education: Performing Arts

Emerging and established musicians, poets, writers, and dancers present their work in the Museum’s galleries and performance spaces, exploring thematic, social, political, and historical connections between the performing and visual arts. Ongoing programs include the monthly Music in the Galleries series of informal concerts; fall and spring Dance Forum events; and an annual Summer Garden Party: Just Jazz. Performances at the Museum are free with admission, unless otherwise noted.

The Brooklyn Museum is also pleased to host critically acclaimed performing arts series organized by some of New York’s most renowned ensembles, including the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Music Off the Walls and St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble’s Signature Series. These concerts are ticketed and are presented in conjunction with free gallery talks led by Museum staff. See a schedule of upcoming performances.

Rent the 450-seat Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium for your next private performing arts event, or submit a proposal online or to to present a performance at the Museum.

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