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Saturday, December 5, 2015

7 pm

Photographer Harvey Stein discusses Coney Island: 40 Years, 1970–2010, which features over 200 of his photographs from the iconic beach and amusement park. Free tickets (25) at the Admissions Desk at 6 p.m.

Pop-Up Talks

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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Saturday, December 4, 2021
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Friday, December 31, 2021

3–4 pm

Check at Admissions for Locations

Learn more about key artworks throughout the Museum during free, short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Pop-Up Talks: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Friday, December 31, 2021

2–3 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Learn more about key artworks in the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams during these short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with exhibition admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Baseera Khan (born Denton, Texas, 1980). Braidrage, 2017–ongoing. Performance, duration variable. Photograph documenting performance at Participant Inc., New York, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, New York. © Baseera Khan. (Photo: Maxim Ryazansky)

ASL Tour

Saturday, March 26, 2022

2–3 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience our collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation, and begins after a brief meet-and-greet. This month, discover how Baseera Khan uses their own body to visualize the lived experience of people at the intersection of Muslim and American identities in Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. This tour is designed for the d/Deaf community. If you're an ASL student, please email access@brooklynmuseum.org for more information about tours for ASL students.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Baseera Khan (born Denton, Texas, 1980). Braidrage, 2017–ongoing. Performance, duration variable. Photograph documenting performance at Participant Inc., New York, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, New York. © Baseera Khan. (Photo: Maxim Ryazansky)

Virtual Brooklyn Afternoons

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

3–4 pm

Online

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together in this interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. This month, discover how Baseera Khan uses their own body to visualize the lived experience of people at the intersection of Muslim and American identities in Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virtual Brooklyn Afternoons

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

3–4 pm

Online

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together in this interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. This month, learn more about Andy Warhol's creative process and how his Byzantine Catholic upbringing impacted his work in Andy Warhol: Revelation.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virtual ASL Tour

Saturday, February 26, 2022

2–3 pm

Online

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience our collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation, and begins after a brief meet-and-greet. This month, learn more about Andy Warhol's creative process and how his Byzantine Catholic upbringing impacted his work in Andy Warhol: Revelation.

The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email. This tour is designed for the d/Deaf community. If you're an ASL student, please email access@brooklynmuseum.org for more information about tours for ASL students.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (© Katerina Jebb)

ASL Tour

Saturday, January 22, 2022

1:30–2:30 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience our collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation, and begins after a brief meet-and-greet. This month, experience more than seventy years of the splendor and glamour of the House of Dior in Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. This tour is designed for the d/Deaf community. If you're an ASL student, please email access@brooklynmuseum.org for more information about tours for ASL students.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (© Katerina Jebb)

Virtual ASL Tour

Saturday, January 22, 2022

4–5 pm

Online

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience our collection in a virtual American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation, and begins after a brief meet-and-greet. This month, experience more than seventy years of the splendor and glamour of the House of Dior in Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email. This tour is designed for the d/Deaf community. If you're an ASL student, please email access@brooklynmuseum.org for more information about tours for ASL students.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (© Katerina Jebb)

Virtual Brooklyn Afternoons

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

3–4 pm

Online

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together in this interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. This month, experience more than seventy years of the splendor and glamour of the House of Dior in Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

A.H. Heisey & Company (1896–1957). Champagne Glass, circa 1930. Glass, 4 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jacques Caussin, 1990.188.2. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Virtual Brooklyn Afternoons

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2–3 pm

Online

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together in this interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. This month, explore our collections to find celebratory moments in unexpected places.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: New York Celebration

Sunday, December 12, 2021

6–7:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra presents a celebration of New York City composers. The evening begins with selections from Leonard Bernstein’s iconic musical On the Town, followed by works from two Brooklyn composers: Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” and Michael Viens’s “Hummingbirds.” The program concludes with Philip Glass’s Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra, featuring a guest performance by members of the MANA Quartet.

Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and Museum Members and $20 for non-Members; same-day tickets are $25 at the door. Free for youth 16 and under. Tickets are available through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Stephen Jones in Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Sims)

Artist's Eye: Stephen Jones on Christian Dior

Sunday, January 9, 2022

2–3 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Milliner Stephen Jones leads a walkthrough of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams in this edition of Artist’s Eye, our series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists that engage our special exhibitions with fresh perspectives. Jones’s radical approach to hat design has attracted celebrity clients from Princess Diana and Rihanna to Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga. He has also worked with numerous major designers, and is currently collaborating with Christian Dior. In this tour, Jones discusses a selection of Dior’s beguiling and cutting-edge hats, as well as his experience building his distinctive brand.

Tickets are $25 and include admission to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Baseera Khan (born Denton, Texas, 1980). Braidrage, 2017–ongoing. Performance, duration variable. Photograph documenting performance at Participant Inc., New York, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, New York. © Baseera Khan. (Photo: Maxim Ryazansky)

Virtual Verbal Description Tour

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

6:30–7:30 pm

Online

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid, detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy works of art and one another’s company. This month, discover how Baseera Khan uses their own body to visualize the lived experience of people at the intersection of Muslim and American identities in Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virtual Verbal Description Tour

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

6:30–7:30 pm

Online

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid, detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy works of art and one another’s company. This month, learn more about Andy Warhol's creative process and how his Byzantine Catholic upbringing impacted his work in Andy Warhol: Revelation.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

<p>Christian Dior: Bar suit</p>

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. © Katerina Jebb

Virtual Verbal Description Tour

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

3–4 pm

Online

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid, detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy works of art and one another’s company. This month, experience more than seventy years of the splendor and glamour of the House of Dior in Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

<p>A.H. Heisey & Company: Champagne Glass</p>

A.H. Heisey & Company (1896–1957). Champagne Glass, circa 1930. Glass, 45/8 x 41/8 x 41/8 in. Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Jacques Caussin, 1990.188.2. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Verbal Description Tour

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

3–4 pm

Online

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid, detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy works of art and one another’s company. This month, explore our collections to find celebratory moments in unexpected places.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Kids and families in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Stroller Tour

Thursday, December 9, 2021

10–11:15 am

Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Enjoy an interactive, stroller-friendly tour for our youngest museumgoers and their caregivers. Designed for children up to 24 months old, this baby-friendly program features touchable objects, songs, exploration of artworks on view, and an opportunity to connect with other adults. December's tour visits Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

Single strollers only. Breastfeeding is welcome here.

Tickets are $29 and include admission to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Marquis Williams sits outdoors on Park Avenue, with Grand Central Terminal in the background, holding a glass of wine and with their foot on a table.</p>

Marquis Williams. (Photo: Courtesy of Marquis Williams)

Art History Happy Hour: Warhol and Wine

Thursday, December 16, 2021

6–7:30 and 8–9:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Expand your knowledge of Andy Warhol’s Pop art with a special after-hours curator talk and a wine tasting featuring selections by Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. This month, curator Carmen Hermo pays tribute to our newest exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation, focusing on the iconic artist's less-explored Byzantine Catholic upbringing and the profound impact it had on his artistic practice. Explore the ways that Warhol mixed Pop art and Catholicism, from portraits of celebrities to appropriated Renaissance masterpieces, while you indulge in wine pairings inspired by Warhol’s artistic practice and relationship to his faith. Then, visit the galleries for an exclusive after-hours viewing of Andy Warhol: Revelation.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

(Photo: Courtesy of Visual AIDS)

Film: Visual AIDS Presents ENDURING CARE

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

6–8 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

New York–based arts organization Visual AIDS returns to the Museum to commemorate Day With(out) Art 2021 with a screening of ENDURING CARE, a program of seven short films by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project. These newly commissioned works feature stories from within the ongoing HIV epidemic—including those of harm reduction, prison abolition, and the long-term effects of medication—while collectively honoring strategies of community care and mutual aid. After the screening, stay for a talkback with filmmakers featured in the program. Presented in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.  

This program is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Deborah Kass (American, born 1952). Red Deb, 2000. Silkscreen ink and acrylic on canvas. 40 × 40 in. Courtesy Artist Rights Society/ARS, Kavi Gupta Gallery

Artist's Eye: Deborah Kass on Andy Warhol

Thursday, April 7, 2022

7–8 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Deborah Kass leads a walkthrough of Andy Warhol: Revelation in this edition of Artist’s Eye, our series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists that engage our special exhibitions with fresh perspectives. Kass focuses on the intersections between identity, art history, and pop culture—her beloved sculpture OY/YO welcomes visitors to the Museum—and often plays with well-known imagery made by twentieth-century male artists. In 1992, Kass began appropriating the work of Andy Warhol by recreating groupings of his famous celebrity paintings with images of her own heroes, such as Gertrude Stein and Barbra Streisand. In this tour, she explores religion within the context of Pop art and shares about her engagements with Warhol’s body of work. 

Tickets are $25 and include admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Viva Ruiz. Thank God for Abortion Vaticano, 2019. (Photo: Gale Pauly)

Artist's Eye: Viva Ruiz on Andy Warhol

Thursday, March 3, 2022

7–8 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Artist Viva Ruiz leads a walkthrough of Andy Warhol: Revelation in this edition of Artist’s Eye, our series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists that engage our special exhibitions with fresh perspectives. Ruiz is an artist, community- and nightlife-educated activist, and the creator of Thank God for Abortion. Conceived in 2015 in response to the closing of abortion clinics throughout the United States, Thank God for Abortion aims to destigmatize abortion through art and protest and to counter right-wing associations between “sin” and sexual and reproductive healthcare. In this tour, Ruiz explores the themes and iconography of Catholicism in Warhol’s work and shares how she has engaged with the idea of God in her own practice.

For another perspective on Andy Warhol: Revelation, join us in April to hear from artist Deborah Kass!

Tickets are $25 and include admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Derek Fordjour (American, born 1974). Blue Horn, 2017. Oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic, cardboard, and carved newspaper mounted on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Tiffany Hott, 2019.31. © Derek Fordjour. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Verbal Description Tour

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:30–7:30 pm

Online

Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience our collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid, detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. Each program offers an opportunity to enjoy works of art and one another’s company. This month, explore the many perspectives of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Derek Fordjour (American, born 1974). Blue Horn, 2017. Oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic, cardboard, and carved newspaper mounted on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Tiffany Hott, 2019.31. © Derek Fordjour. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Brooklyn Afternoons

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

2–3 pm

Online

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience our collection together in this interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and one another’s company. This month, see the world through the lens of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Questions? Contact us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

<p>Derek Fordjour: Blue Horn</p>

Derek Fordjour (American, born 1974). Blue Horn, 2017. Oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic, cardboard, and carved newspaper mounted on canvas, 60 × 40 in. (152.4 × 101.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Tiffany Hott, 2019.31. © Derek Fordjour. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

ASL Tour

Saturday, December 18, 2021

2–3 pm

Online

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience our collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation, and begins after a brief meet-and-greet. This month, see the world through the lens of The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time.

The program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Once you've registered, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email. This tour is designed for the d/Deaf community. If you're an ASL student, please email access@brooklynmuseum.org for more information about tours for ASL students.

Questions? Email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Brooklyn Artists Ball

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

6:30 pm–midnight

Save the date for the Brooklyn Artists Ball!

  • 6:30 pm Cocktails and canapés
  • 7:30 pm Seated dinner and program
  • 9 pm After Party

The Brooklyn Artists Ball is one of the art world’s most beloved, fun, and inspiring events of the year. From the cocktail reception to our legendary gala dinner and a not-to-be-missed After Party, it's sure to be a high-energy, celebratory night!

For more information, or to make a table or ticket purchase, email brooklynartistsball@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6424.

#bkartistsball
 

Sarah Sense (Chitimacha-Choctaw, born 1980). Remember 5, 2016. Watercolor paper, rice paper, wax, inkjet prints, tape, graphite, acrylic, 45 × 30 in. (114.3 × 76.2 cm). Loan from Edward J. Guarino Collection, L2021.1.5

Teacher Workshop: Using Art-Making to Support Adult Learners

Monday, November 22, 2021

2–4 pm

Online

How can we support adult learners by making and discussing works of art? This hands-on virtual workshop for teachers opens with a conversation about identity and landscape, followed by a simple art-making activity that encourages participants to consider their relationship to different landscapes. Finally, we’ll learn how discussion paired with art-making can be leveraged to support English language acquisition, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency curricula. To participate in the workshop, you'll need two or more printed pictures of personally meaningful places, as well as scissors and glue or tape.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Literary Assistance Center. Participation is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a secure Zoom link and password by email.

Gallery Tour: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Saturday, November 6, 2021

12–1 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique. Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Cover, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture by Justine Picardie, 2021. (Photo: FSG)

Brooklyn Talks: Miss Dior with Justine Picardie and Stellene Volandes

Sunday, November 14, 2021

2–4 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Learn about the remarkable life of Christian Dior’s sister and muse, Catherine Dior, with historian and fashion writer Justine Picardie. Drawing upon extensive research in the Dior archives, Picardie traces Catherine’s journey as well as her profound influence on her brother’s body of work. While Christian honed his couture skills in occupied France during World War II, Catherine committed herself to the Resistance and survived Ravensbruck, the only Nazi camp solely for women. Afterward, her love of rose gardens inspired Dior's beloved fragrance.

Picardie discusses the research process for her new book, Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture, in a conversation with Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief of Town & Country. After the talk, stay for a book signing with the author and enjoy exclusive access to our exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Tickets are $25. Member tickets are $20. Tickets including a signed copy of Miss Dior are $65. All tickets include admission to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Durban cauliflower curry. (Photo: Courtesy of The Norm)

Brooklyn Eats: The Obama Portraits Tour SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 24, 2021

5:30–8 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

This event is now sold out.

Dine with us on the sold-out closing weekend of The Obama Portraits Tour! The evening begins with cocktails from our friends at Prospect Heights bar Ode To Babel, featuring the essence of flowers that can be seen in President Barack Obama’s portrait. Then, enjoy a four-course meal at The Norm co-created by award-winning Executive Chef Kavon William Langley and Chef Charmain Sithappah, chef and owner of local South African restaurant The Seasoned Pot. After dinner, experience a special after-hours viewing of The Obama Portraits with an introduction and Q&A by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art.

Menu:

  • Starter: South African biltong paired with Woolworths Duetto, Klein River gruyère, pickles, and spiced chutney
  • Second course: Durban cauliflower curry with bunny chow
  • Third course: Red snapper thieboudienne with netetou, seasonal vegetables, and broken rice
  • Dessert: Melktert with cinnamon crumble

Vegetarian options are available upon request. We’re also offering a wine tasting curated by Highly Recommended for an additional $45 per person. Please ask your server for more information.

Tickets are $145 and include dinner and admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $125. Not a Member? Join today!

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Art and Empathy

Friday, October 22, 2021

7–9 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

This event is now at capacity.

Rest and reflect in community as Art and Empathy returns in person with an in-depth exploration of The Obama Portraits. Through close looking, conversation, and art-making, art therapist Sarah Pousty and museum educator Dalila Scruggs make space in the galleries for self-care and connection.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Participants at Salsa Party, January 2017. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, February 17, 2022

6–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Our season of salsa continues with social dancing and performances by Balmir Dance Society. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

This event is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.

Participants at Salsa Party, January 2017. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, January 13, 2022

6–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Our season of salsa continues with social dancing and performances by Balmir Dance Society. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

This event is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.

Participants at Salsa Party, January 2017. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, December 9, 2021

6–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

This event is now at capacity.

Our season of salsa continues with social dancing and performances by Balmir Dance Society. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

This event is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.

Participants at Salsa Party, January 2017. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, March 10, 2022

6–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Close out our season celebrating the art of salsa with social dancing and performances with Balmir Dance Society. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

This event is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.

A student works on an altered book, 2021. (Photo: Caryn Davis)

Earth Love: Climate Change, Literacy, and the Immigrant Experience

Saturday, November 6, 2021

2–4 pm

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Join English language students from the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) at Queensborough Community College for special pop-up talks in our exhibition, Climate In Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas. Over six weeks, college-bound immigrant students discussed works of art related to climate change, inspired by the exhibition, and responded artistically to these issues through altered books—recycled books that incorporate the participants’ texts, photographs, paintings, and more—while further developing their English skills. Celebrate the culmination of the project as the participants share their books and their stories in a series of talks that emphasize how creativity and English language learning go hand-in-hand.

Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This class partnership project, led by Caryn T. Davis, has been generously funded by a City Artist Corps Grant. Art supplies provided by Materials for the Arts. Books and additional materials donated by the Austin Book Shop and Susan Grabel.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Curator Talk: Andy Warhol: Revelation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Explore how faith, life and death, power, and desire show up in Andy Warhol’s iconic Pop art with the curators of our latest exhibition, Andy Warhol: Revelation. First, delve into the details of Andy Warhol’s Byzantine Catholic upbringing and the profound influence of religion on his life and work in a presentation by José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator, Andy Warhol Museum. Then, Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, joins Diaz for a conversation about the process of organizing the exhibition. The two also discuss Warhol’s relationship to women, from depictions of the Virgin Mary to Marilyn Monroe, as well as the artist’s relationship with his mother. After the talk, visit the exhibition.

Tickets start at $16 and are available during our Member pre-sale. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 15, and are $25. All tickets include after-hours admission to Andy Warhol: Revelation. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.


Preferred hotel partner

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas, 84 1/18 × 57 7/8 in. (213.7 × 147 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Virtual Member Coffee Chat: Representation in Portraiture

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

12–12:45 pm

Online

Join us for a conversation about some of the exciting changes in institutional curatorial practice, and how The Obama Portraits Tour is just one of the manifestations of a diversified collection. Jane Dini, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, American Art, joins the co-curators of The Obama Portraits Tour from the National Portrait Gallery, Taína Caragol, Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Latinx Art and History, and Dorothy Moss, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, to address the growing presence of Latinx art and African American art in the Brooklyn Museum’s and the National Portrait Gallery's exhibitions and permanent collections. Afterward, participate in a live Q&A with the curators. 

Our new virtual Coffee Chat series gives Members a chance to take a break during the day to engage with ideas, concepts, and art that reflect the Museum's vision of sharing great art and courageous conversations.

Free for Members, but registration is required. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a secure Zoom link and password by email. Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

Not a Member? Join today to participate in this Coffee Chat and other great Member events year-round.

Visitors discuss a work of art in the galleries. (Photo: Christina Marinelli)

Visita Guiada: Algunas de Nuestras Piezas Favoritas

Saturday, November 6, 2021

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únete a uno de nuestros Guías A.R.T. en un recorrido guiado y gratuito por nuestras galerías. Nuestros guías compartirán algunas de sus obras favoritas y descubrirás porqué el Museo de Brooklyn es un lugar tan único.

Gratis con entrada al museo. Todos los visitantes de 12 años de edad y mayores deben mostrar prueba de vacunación y una identificación valida. Se requieren mascarillas independientemente del estado de vacunación.

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique.

Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Visitors discuss a work of art in the galleries. (Photo: Christina Marinelli)

Visita Guiada: Algunas de Nuestras Piezas Favoritas

Saturday, December 4, 2021

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únete a uno de nuestros Guías A.R.T. en un recorrido guiado y gratuito por nuestras galerías. Nuestros guías compartirán algunas de sus obras favoritas y descubrirás porqué el Museo de Brooklyn es un lugar tan único.

Gratis con entrada al museo. Todos los visitantes de 12 años de edad y mayores deben mostrar prueba de vacunación y una identificación valida. Se requieren mascarillas independientemente del estado de vacunación.

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique.

Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Visitors discuss a work of art in the galleries. (Photo: Christina Marinelli)

Visita Guiada: Algunas de Nuestras Piezas Favoritas

Saturday, October 2, 2021

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únete a uno de nuestros Guías A.R.T. en un recorrido guiado y gratuito por nuestras galerías. Nuestros guías compartirán algunas de sus obras favoritas y descubrirás porqué el Museo de Brooklyn es un lugar tan único.

Gratis con entrada al museo. Todos los visitantes de 12 años de edad y mayores deben mostrar prueba de vacunación y una identificación valida. Se requieren mascarillas independientemente del estado de vacunación.

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique.

Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Participants at Salsa Party, January 2017. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, November 11, 2021

6–9:30 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Our beloved Salsa Parties are back! Celebrate the art of salsa with the first of our monthly series featuring social dancing and performances with Balmir Dance Society. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, then dance the night away with live music and enjoy performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

This event is free, but registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D.

Marquis Williams. (Photo: Courtesy of Marquis Williams)

Art History Happy Hour

Thursday, November 4, 2021

6–7:30 and 8–9:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Delve into the groundbreaking legacy of the House of Dior with a special after-hours curator talk and sip from a range of wines selected by Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, leads a journey through the decades of Dior, and Williams presents wine pairings inspired by Dior’s historical and contemporary couture collections. Expand your palate and explore the many sources of Dior’s designs, from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art. Then, visit the galleries for an exclusive viewing of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours admission to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva (Photo: Benjamin Stillerman); Mia Berrin (Photo: Sammy Ray); Cover, Dreaming of You by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, illustrated by Polly Nor, 2021

Brooklyn Reads: Dreaming of You with Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Thursday, October 28, 2021

7–8:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the spooky season with the launch of Dreaming of You by Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Brooklyn-based writer, musician, and co-host of the podcast Say More. Written in verse, this macabre and heartfelt examination of celebrity worship follows a young Latinx poet who decides to bring Tejana pop star Selena Quintanilla back to life through a séance. The evening opens with a performance by Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad, followed by a reading and conversation between Berrin and the author. In honor of Halloween weekend, dress as your favorite dead celebrity for a chance to be crowned prom royalty (inspired by a pivotal scene in the book).

This program is free, but please RSVP. Add a copy of Dreaming of You at checkout.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Powell Perry, León, Price

Sunday, October 24, 2021

6–7:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra returns to our Auditorium with a dynamic program highlighting three women composers of color. The evening begins with a Suite from Zenobia Powell Perry's opera Tawawa House, which tells the story of a spa hotel in Xenia Springs, Ohio—from its role in the Underground Railroad movement and destruction by fire in 1865 to its revival and current life as part of Wilberforce University. Tania León's intricate composition for woodwinds and percussion, “Ácana,” derives its inspiration from a poem by Cuban Poet Laureate Nicolás Guillén. The Fourth Symphony of Florence Price concludes the program. Heavily influenced in her early work by the orchestral music of Antonín Dvořák, her later work, as in this symphony, shows a mature and unique voice.

Program:

  • Zenobia Powell Perry: Suite from Tawawa House, 1985
  • Tania León: “Ácana,” 2008 
  • Florence Price: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, 1945

Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and Museum Members and $20 for non-Members; same-day tickets are $25 at the door. Free for youth 16 and under. Tickets are available through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 72 1/8 × 60 1/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Poetry Reading: Supa Dupa Fresh

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

6–9 pm

Biergarten and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing

Poets Mahogany L. Browne, Adam Falkner, Rico Frederick, Jive Poetic, and Jon Sands host a special edition of Supa Dupa Fresh—a monthly reading series that takes place at Prospect Heights bar Ode to Babel—in conversation with The Obama Portraits. Enjoy a signature drink in our Biergarten, inspired by the art and made by our friends at Ode To Babel. After cocktail hour, enter the Museum for a special after-hours viewing of the portraits and to hear featured reader Canice Iloh and an epic lineup of poets perform their original work.

Tickets are $25 and include one cocktail and special after-hours admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Baseera Khan (born Denton, Texas, 1980). Braidrage, 2017–ongoing. Performance, duration variable. Photograph documenting performance at Participant Inc., New York, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery, New York. © Baseera Khan. (Photo: Maxim Ryazansky)

Artist's Eye: Baseera Khan

Saturday, October 2, 2021

2–3 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

Baseera Khan leads an opening weekend walkthrough of their exhibition I Am an Archive in this edition of Artist’s Eye, our series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists that illuminate our special exhibitions with fresh perspectives. Presented as part of the UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist, the exhibition features eleven new artworks alongside key works made since 2017. Khan explores themes around Muslim American identities, global economies of goods and materials, and the body as the site of connected histories.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams separately). Member tickets are $10. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Participants practice socially distant yoga at Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop, September 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Saturday, October 2, 2021

10–11 am

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Meet us on the plaza steps for a morning of socially distant yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in this gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest.

This event will take place outdoors. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Space registration is first come, first served. Please bring your own mat.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Member tickets are $10. Not a Member? Join today!

Participants practice socially distant yoga at Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop, September 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Saturday, October 9, 2021

10–11 am

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Meet us on the plaza steps for a morning of socially distant yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in this gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest.

This event will take place outdoors. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Space registration is first come, first served. Please bring your own mat.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Member tickets are $10. Not a Member? Join today!

Participants practice socially distant yoga at Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop, September 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Saturday, October 16, 2021

10–11 am

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Meet us on the plaza steps for a morning of socially distant yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in this gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest.

This event will take place outdoors. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Space registration is first come, first served. Please bring your own mat.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Member tickets are $10. Not a Member? Join today!

Participants practice socially distant yoga at Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop, September 2020. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Outdoor Yoga on the Stoop

Saturday, September 18, 2021

10–11 am

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Meet us on the plaza steps for a morning of socially distant yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Open your hips and your heart in this gentle flow class, followed by a guided meditation with plenty of time to rest.

This event will take place outdoors. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Space registration is first come, first served. Please bring your own mat.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Member tickets are $10. Not a Member? Join today!

<p>Amy Sherald: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama</p>

Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 721/8 × 601/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Private Curator-Led Tour: The Obama Portraits

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

6–7 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Join us for a private after-hours tour of The Obama Portraits. From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. Jane Dini, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, American Art, will walk us through the exhibition and highlight works across our collection for an engaging conversation about the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities.

This tour is reserved for Trendsetter, Groundbreaker, and Director's Circle Members, in thanks for their generous support of the Brooklyn Museum. To RSVP, please email membership@brooklynmuseum.org

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326. Not a Member? Join today to participate in this and other great Member events year-round.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Russian-Language Gallery Tour

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth. Russian-language tours take place on the second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. To schedule a private guided tour, please get in touch with Group Tours at least three weeks in advance. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Pop-Up Talks

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

3–4 pm

Check at Admissions for Locations

Learn more about key artworks throughout the Museum during these short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with exhibition admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>A visitor lies on their back in the sun on the Museum plaza, with other people and the yellow Deborah Kass OY/YO sculpture in the background</p>

First Saturday Lite, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Reopening: Community Appreciation Weekend

Friday–Sunday, September 10–12, 2021

Throughout the Museum

Get ready, because the Museum is fully reopening on Friday, September 10, and we're celebrating with three days of free community programs packed with gallery talks, art activations, and family fun. As part of our full reopening, we’re thrilled to once again welcome visitors to explore all five floors of the Museum and to also enjoy a seasonal Brooklyn-inspired meal at The Norm. The weekend’s programming is dedicated to our community, whose endless support we’re so thankful for as we continue to adapt to these challenging times.

We’re deeply grateful to the many generous donors who have already contributed to the reopening festivities. Without these donors, and the generosity of our community and visitors, our work would simply not be possible.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

See below for the lineup!

Drink and Draw: The Slipstream
Friday, September 10, 7–10 pm

We Speak Art
Friday, September 10, 6:45–7:45 pm

Meet the Curators
Saturday, September 11, 11 am–5 pm

Family Exploration: East Asian Galleries
Saturday, September 11, 12–3 pm

Pop-Up Market
Sunday, September 12, 10:30 am–5:30 pm

Pop-Up Talks
Sunday, September 12, 11 am–5 pm

Family Exploration: The Slipstream
Sunday, September 12, 12–3 pm

Gallery Tour: A Few of Our Favorite Things
Sunday, September 12, 1–2 pm

<p>Byron Kim: Sunday Painting 2/18/07</p>

Byron Kim (American, born 1961). Sunday Painting 2/18/07, 2007. Acrylic and gouache on canvas, mounted on panel, 14 × 14 in. (35.6 × 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of the Contemporary Art Council in honor of Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem, 2011.37.1. © Byron Kim/Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York/SHANGHAI. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Family Exploration: The Slipstream

Sunday, September 12, 2021

12–3 pm

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Join one of our museum educators and explore the special exhibition The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time. Learn about the artistic process of contemporary artist Byron Kim, who documents his daily life through painting and writing, then chronicle your visit to the Museum by sketching details you find throughout the day.

Open to all ages and free with Museum admission, but please reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Amy Sherald. (Photo: JJ Geiger); Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Brad Ogbonna)

Brooklyn Talks: Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley

Thursday, October 14, 2021

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In-person tickets for this event are sold out. Join us online.

In honor of the Obama portraits’ first visit to Brooklyn, get a behind-the-scenes look at their creation with official presidential portrait artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley. Doreen St. Felix moderates a conversation in which the two reflect on the impact of their culture-shifting portraits and discuss their unique, collaborative approaches to representing the first African American President and First Lady. Sherald and Wiley will also talk about their canon-expanding practices. 

Join us in person or on Zoom. In-person tickets are $25 and include after-hours admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $20. Tickets to access the event live on Zoom are $5 for the general public and free for Members. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

 

Preferred hotel partner

<p>China: Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants</p>

Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants. China, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration, 1115/16 × 133/4 in. (30.3 × 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum; The William E. Hutchins Collection, Bequest of Augustus S. Hutchins, 52.87.1. Creative Commons-BY. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Family Exploration: East Asian Galleries

Saturday, September 11, 2021

12–3 pm

Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, 2nd Floor

Join one of our museum educators and explore our recently reopened Arts of Asia galleries. We’ll learn about Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants through a hands-on investigation of material samples, then you’ll look for other ceramic artworks on your own.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Open to all ages and free with Museum admission, but please reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

Pop-Up Talks: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021

2–3 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Learn more about key artworks in the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams during these short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with exhibition admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Two visitors, from the back, standing in the American Art galleries and looking at three framed paintings</p>

Visitors in the American Art galleries, 2018. (Photo: Kara Birnbaum)

Meet the Curators

Saturday, September 11, 2021

11 am–5 pm

Throughout the Museum

Stop by our collection galleries and chat with our curators! Learn something new about your favorites and ours as curators give informal talks about artworks in our galleries.

Schedule: 

  • 11 am–12 pm: Portraiture in American Art, 5th Floor
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm: Photographs by Darrel Ellis, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, 1st Floor
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm: Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas, 5th Floor
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm: The Commons by Paul Ramírez Jonas, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, 1st Floor
  • 12–1 pm: The Fallen Angels, or The Rebel Angels by Salvatore Albano, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
  • 12:15–1:15 pm: Brooklyn Century Vase by Robert Lugo, Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
  • 12:30–1:30 pm: Landscape Western Hemisphere by Lorraine O'Grady, American Art Galleries, 3rd Floor
  • 12:45–1:45 pm: Early Egypt–Eighteenth Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
  • 1–2 pm: Modern Gothic: The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863–82, Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor
  • 1:15–2:15 pm: West Indian Day Parade by Dindga McCannon, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, 1st Floor
  • 1:30–2:30 pm: Welcome to Lenapehoking and Contested Visions of the Land, American Art Galleries, 5th Floor
  • 1:45–2:45 pm: Predynastic Egypt, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
  • 2–3 pm: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
  • 2:15–3:15 pm: Highlights in Contemporary Design, Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
  • 2:30–3:30 pm: The Dying Indian by Charles Cary Rumsey, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, 1st Floor
  • 3–4 pm: The City and the Rise of the Modern Woman, 1900–45, American Art Galleries, 5th Floor
  • 4–5 pm: Ink Paintings of Korea and China, Arts of Asia, 2nd Floor

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Free with Museum admission, but please reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

<p>Kehinde Wiley: Barack Obama</p>

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas, 841/18 × 577/8 × 1 1/4 in. (213.7 × 147 × 3.2 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Art History Happy Hour: The Obama Portraits Tour SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 21, 2021

6–7:30 and 8–9:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

This event is now sold out.

Treat yourself to a curator talk and wine pairings inspired by The Obama Portraits Tour. Hear from scholar and former curatorial assistant Joseph Shaikewitz and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, and enjoy a tasting hosted by wine expert Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. Delve into the history of presidential portraiture and explore the ways in which artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald paid homage to and broke from tradition in their portrayals of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Then, visit the galleries for an exclusive after-hours viewing of the portraits.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours Museum admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required at all times, except during the wine tasting.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Hablemos de Arte

Thursday, December 9, 2021

6:30–7:30 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únase a nosotros para una conversación informal inspirada en una obra de arte y practique su Español mientras intercambia ideas con otros participantes. Todos los niveles de dominio del español son bienvenidos.

Este programa es gratis, pero el espacio es limitado y es necesario registrarse.

Join us for an informal conversation inspired by a work of art, and practice your Spanish as you exchange ideas with other participants. All levels of Spanish proficiency are welcome.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Hablemos de Arte

Thursday, November 11, 2021

6:30–7:30 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únase a nosotros para una conversación informal inspirada en una obra de arte y practique su Español mientras intercambia ideas con otros participantes. Todos los niveles de dominio del español son bienvenidos.

Este programa es gratis, pero el espacio es limitado y es necesario registrarse.

Join us for an informal conversation inspired by a work of art, and practice your Spanish as you exchange ideas with other participants. All levels of Spanish proficiency are welcome.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Hablemos de Arte

Friday, September 17, 2021

6:45–7:45 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únase a nosotros para una conversación informal inspirada en The Obama Portraits Tour y practique su Español mientras intercambia ideas con otros participantes. Todos los niveles de dominio del español son bienvenidos.

Este programa es gratis, pero el espacio es limitado y es necesario registrarse.

Join us for an informal conversation inspired by The Obama Portraits Tour, and practice your Spanish as you exchange ideas with other participants. All levels of Spanish proficiency are welcome.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

We Speak Art

Thursday, December 2, 2021

6–7 pm

Online

Join fellow English language learners and practice your conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by a work of art. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. You will receive an email with a secure Zoom link to participate.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

We Speak Art

Thursday, November 4, 2021

6–7 pm

Online

Join fellow English language learners and practice your conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by a work of art. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. You will receive an email with a secure Zoom link to participate.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

We Speak Art

Friday, September 10, 2021

6:45–7:45 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join fellow English language learners and practice your conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by The Obama Portraits. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

This program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

 Drink and Draw, July 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Drink and Draw: The Slipstream

Friday, September 10, 2021

7–9 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Sip and sketch in our backyard Biergarten with a special pay-what-you-wish edition of our outdoor series of life drawing classes, in celebration of our community and the full reopening of the Museum. The class is open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs. Sketch from live models, learn more about our newest contemporary art exhibition, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, and experiment with materials in a casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards, with vibes courtesy of DJ9AM.

Tickets start at $15 and include after-hours admission to The Slipstream, art materials in your own Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink. Please consider an additional donation; your contribution supports our dynamic public programs and events.

This event takes place outdoors. In case of inclement weather, we will notify participants in advance (rain location: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion). Indoor restrooms will be available.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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Marquis Williams. (Photo: Courtesy of Marquis Williams)

Art History Happy Hour: Ancient Egyptian Art SOLD OUT

Thursday, September 30, 2021

6–7:30 and 8–9:30 pm

Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

This event is now sold out.

Explore our world-renowned collection of ancient Egyptian objects in a special after-hours curator tour and sip from a range of wines selected by Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. Learn about the significance of wine in the everyday lives of ancient Egyptians with Yekaterina Barbash, Associate Curator, Egyptian Art, and enjoy four contemporary wines chosen by Williams to evoke the flavor profiles discussed in the talk.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours admission to the Egyptian galleries. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required, except during the wine tasting.

<p>Judy Chicago and Maria Grazia Chiuri stand next to each other, smiling, in front of a colorful banner. They are shown from the knees up.</p>

Judy Chicago and Maria Grazia Chiuri. (Photo: © Sarah Blais)

Virtual Brooklyn Talks: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Judy Chicago

Friday, September 10, 2021

1–2 pm

Online

Celebrate the opening of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams with a behind-the-scenes conversation between Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior women’s collections and the first female designer to helm the house, and trailblazing artist Judy Chicago. The conversation is moderated by Samira Nasr, editor-in-chief of Harper’s BAZAAR, and takes place from within The Dinner Party, the centerpiece of the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Chiuri and Chicago discuss The Female Divine—their collaborative architectural installation that served as the backdrop in Paris, France, for the Dior Haute Couture Spring–Summer 2020 show. Consisting of twenty-one velvet banners with embroidered questions such as, “What if women ruled the world?,” The Female Divine offers a springboard for their dialogue about the intersections of fashion, feminism, and leadership.

This program is free, but please RSVP. Watch this event live on YouTube.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Pop-Up Talks

Sunday, September 12, 2021

11 am–5 pm

Check at Admissions for Locations

Learn more about key artworks throughout our American Art and Ancient Egyptian Art galleries on a free tour led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Gallery Tour: A Few of Our Favorite Things

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1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique. Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Titus Kaphar (American, born 1976). The Jerome Project (My Loss), 2014. Oil, gold leaf, and tar on wood panel. Brooklyn Museum; William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund, 2015.7a-b. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York)

Intern Convening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

12:30–2:30 pm

Online

Join a dynamic group of emerging arts professionals and explore how the next generation of arts leaders can transform the future of cultural institutions. Organized and led by interns from our team, this series of four workshops asks how interns can drive the field forward with respect to criminal justice reform, immigrant communities, and public health. Critically engage these topics through panel discussions and small group workshops with a team of interdisciplinary leaders from artists, curators, and educators to policy makers, community leaders, and mental health professionals. Participate in one or more sessions and return for the culminating event, where participants’ ideas will be documented into a final, digital “Handbook for Our Future.”

Today’s session asks how museums and cultural institutions can best support those who have been affected by the criminal justice system in the United States, and what role we can play in systemic intervention as well as through individual support. Our panel features Nicole Fleetwood, author and curator of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration; Emmanuelle St. Jean, Director of NYC Programs, Bard Prison Initiative; Mahogany L. Browne, author, organizer, educator, and Executive Director, Bowery Poetry Club; and Elsie Flores, Court Advocate (Lower East Side), Avenues for Justice.

This program is free. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Join us for the full series!

This series is made possible by generous support from the Citi Foundation.

Installation view, Truth Be Told. Brooklyn Museum, May 28, 2021–March 20, 2022. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Intern Convening

Thursday, August 5, 2021

12:30–2:30 pm

Online

Join a dynamic group of emerging arts professionals and explore how the next generation of arts leaders can transform the future of cultural institutions. Organized and led by interns from our team, this series of four workshops asks how interns can drive the field forward with respect to criminal justice reform, immigrant communities, and public health. Critically engage these topics through panel discussions and small group workshops with a team of interdisciplinary leaders from artists, curators, and educators to policy makers, community leaders, and mental health professionals. Participate in one or more sessions and return for the culminating event, where participants’ ideas will be documented into a final publication, a digital “Handbook for Our Future.”

Today’s session asks how cultural institutions can create greater equity and inclusion to effectively address historical barriers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color across all levels of our organizations. Our panel features Babelito, curator and visiting professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Cassandra Cavness, Development Assistant, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Lauren Zalut, Director of Education and Tour Programs, Eastern State Penitentiary; Sierra Van Ryck deGroot, Assistant Director of Education, Poster House; and J.A. Forde, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Support, Qatar Museums.

This program is free. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Join us for the full series!

This series is made possible by generous support from the Citi Foundation.

Intern Convening

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

12:30–2:30 pm

Online

Join a dynamic group of emerging arts professionals and explore how the next generation of arts leaders can transform the future of cultural institutions. Organized and led by interns from our team, this series of four workshops asks how interns can drive the field forward with respect to criminal justice reform, immigrant communities, and public health. Critically engage these topics through panel discussions and small group workshops with a team of interdisciplinary leaders from artists, curators, and educators to policy makers, community leaders, and mental health professionals. Participate in one or more sessions and return for the culminating event, where participants’ ideas will be documented into a final, digital “Handbook for Our Future.”

Today’s session asks how cultural institutions act as—and can become—advocates for immigration justice, and how those institutions can earn the trust needed to create strong partnerships with local immigrant communities. Our panel features Pepón Osorio, installation artist and professor, Tyler School of the Arts, Temple University; Catherine Grau, Community Partnership Manager, Queens Museum; Sandra Choi, Civic Participation Manager, MinKwon Center for Community Action; Cecilia Garibay, researcher and consultant, Garibay Group; and Joanne Hyppolite, African Diaspora Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This program is free. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Join us for the full series!

This series is made possible by generous support from the Citi Foundation.

Karon Davis (American, born 1977). Nicotine, 2016. Plaster, cloth, oil paint, synthetic hair, clothing, wire, shredded bills, coffee cup, wood, mirror, cigarette, 50 1/2 × 50 1/4 × 31 in. (128.3 × 127.6 × 78.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Purchase gift of Beth Rudin DeWoody, 2018.2

Intern Convening

Monday, August 2, 2021

12:30–2:30 pm

Online

Join a dynamic group of emerging arts professionals and explore how the next generation of arts leaders can transform the future of cultural institutions. Organized and led by interns from our team, this series of four workshops asks how interns can drive the field forward with respect to criminal justice reform, immigrant communities, and public health. Critically engage these topics through panel discussions and small group workshops with a team of interdisciplinary leaders from artists, curators, and educators to policy makers, community leaders, and mental health professionals. Participate in one session or all four, and return for the culminating event where participants’ ideas will be documented into a final, digital “Handbook for Our Future.”

Today’s session asks how cultural institutions can contribute to positive public health initiatives by examining their existing resources and building with community-based organizations. The session begins with a sound bath experience led by sound therapist and author Sara Auster. Our panel features Meagan Corrado, author, artist, and founder of the Storiez Trauma Narrative Intervention; Rebecca Hayes Jacobs, Wellcome Trust Mental Health Curatorial Research Fellow, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and Ping Ho, founder and Director, UCLArts & Healing.

This program is free. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Join us for the full series!

This series is made possible by generous support from the Citi Foundation.

First Saturdays are paused through spring 2022.

Saturday, September 4, 2021
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11 am–8 pm

Cover, Sensation: The Madonna, the Mayor, the Media, and the First Amendment by Arnold Lehman, 2021

Brooklyn Talks: SENSATION with Arnold Lehman and Darren Walker

Thursday, September 23, 2021

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Arnold Lehman, former director of the Brooklyn Museum, and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, for a timely conversation about Lehman’s long-awaited book Sensation: The Madonna, the Mayor, the Media, and the First Amendment (2021). The book presents Lehman’s personal account of the controversy, which took place during his time as director and surrounded the lightning-rod exhibition SENSATION: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection (1999–2000). It details the Museum’s bitter fight with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others. Artist Chuck Close said of the book, “Looking back at one of the most important contemporary exhibitions ever, Lehman's book is filled with the excitement and anxiety of the moment. I know, I was there.”

Two decades later, in a time of reckoning for institutions and as controversies increasingly shape the art and museum fields, the SENSATION exhibition takes on new resonance. Walker and Lehman ask how this critical case study in First Amendment rights changed how we think about the issues of freedom of speech and artistic expression that continue to be debated today.

Tickets are $16 and include after-hours admission to The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time. Member tickets are free. Not a Member? Join today! You can also watch this event live on YouTube.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program is presented in collaboration with PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection.

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org


 

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 25, 2021

12:01 am–11:59 pm

We are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

<p>Andy Warhol: The Last Supper (Detail)</p>

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Member Morning: Andy Warhol: Revelation

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10–10:45 am

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th and 5th Floors

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of Andy Warhol: Revelation, an exploration of the artist’s lifelong relationship with his faith that frequently appeared in his artworks, from iconic portraits of celebrities to appropriated Renaissance masterpieces.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances between 10 and 10:45 am. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Not a Member? Join today! To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests, call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Cover, The Flowering: The Autobiogrpahy of Judy Chicago by Judy Chicago, 2021

Artist Talk: Judy Chicago

Saturday, September 25, 2021

2–4 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Judy Chicago discusses her latest memoir, The Flowering, with Museum Director Anne Pasternak and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, Elizabeth A Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The influential feminist artist reflects on her trailblazing career spanning over five decades—including her magnum opus The Dinner Party, which shifted the field of western art history—and her ongoing commitment to the power of art as a tool for social change.

Tickets are $25. Member tickets are $20. Tickets including a signed copy of The Flowering are $65.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This program is hosted by the Council for Feminist Art, which supports the Brooklyn Museum’s commitment to equity and solidifying feminism’s place within the art historical canon. Members of the Council for Feminist Art receive free tickets, a personalized, signed copy of The Flowering, and access to a tour ahead of the talk with Catherine Morris. Join the Council for Feminist Art today!

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Outdoor art-making on the plaza at First Saturday Lite, May 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Building Back Better with Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program

Friday, July 30, 2021

3–5 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Get your creativity flowing with our teen Museum Apprentices and our partners at Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) as we explore art from around the world. Make your mark with sidewalk chalk or create your own watercolor ice-cube art, the perfect way to cool off on a summer day. Registered participants also get an activity kit to take home, which includes materials to make zines, a scavenger hunt, a family pass to the Museum, and more!

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Register for free admission to the Museum and an activity bag (each registration admits four).

This event takes place outdoors. We’re following procedures and guidelines laid out by the CDC and local health officials, including practicing social distancing for all activities. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2. Indoor restrooms will be available.

Members of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. (Photos: Shane Nelson, collage by Amy Gail)

Opening Celebration: The Obama Portraits Tour

Saturday, August 28, 2021

4–8 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Celebrate the opening of The Obama Portraits Tour with an afternoon of music, art-making, and poetry in honor of these vibrant and groundbreaking depictions of American leadership. Enjoy a musical tribute by the legendary Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, who present a smorgasbord of diverse “avant groidd” musical idioms filled with sugar-soaked sonic ingredients, followed by a DJ set from Niara Sterling. Kyle Carrero Lopez, Nkosi Nkululeko, and celeste doaks read their original poetry presented in partnership with Cave Canem, Brooklyn’s leading organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic growth of Black poets. Plus, get your photo taken as part of a community portrait project by Souls In Focus. Throughout the day, drop by for art-making with Cool Culture and shop and snack at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, which is spotlighting local Black artists and vendors this week. 

This outdoor event is free, but RSVP is required. To visit the galleries, please reserve tickets in advance. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Christian Dior: Bar suit</p>

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (© Katerina Jebb)

Member Morning: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

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10–10:45 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, a journey through the more than seventy-year history of the House of Dior with over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. 

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances between 10 and 10:45 am. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Not a Member? Join today! To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests, call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

<p>Amy Sherald: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama</p>

Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 721/8 × 601/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Member Morning: The Obama Portraits Tour

Saturday, October 2, 2021
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10–10:45 am

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of The Obama Portraits Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring the iconic official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances between 10 and 10:45 am. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Not a Member? Join today! To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests, call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Kehinde Wiley: Barack Obama</p>

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas, 841/18 × 577/8 × 11/4 in. (213.7 × 147 × 3.2 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Member Morning: The Obama Portraits Tour

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021

10–10:45 am

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of The Obama Portraits Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring the iconic official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances between 10 and 10:45 am. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Not a Member? Join today! To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests, call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Kehinde Wiley: Barack Obama</p>

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas, 841/18 × 577/8 × 11/4 in. (213.7 × 147 × 3.2 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Member Morning: The Obama Portraits Tour

Saturday, August 28, 2021

10–10:45 am

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of The Obama Portraits Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition featuring the iconic official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances between 10 and 10:45 am. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be current on the day of the event or you will need to renew your Membership to claim your tickets.

Not a Member? Join today! To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests, call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>TYGAPAW performing</p>

TYGAPAW. (Photo: Avion Pearce)

First Saturday Lite with John Edmonds

Saturday, August 7, 2021

2–6 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Artist John Edmonds hosts this month’s First Saturday Lite—a low-key, free outdoor afternoon amplifying culture and community in our borough—with a dynamic lineup celebrating the exuberance and artistry of the Caribbean diaspora. On the plaza, DJ Lovaboi kicks off the afternoon with soca accompanied by Michael the Pannist, and TYGAPAW offers a rich synthesis of Dancehall and techno. In our backyard Biergarten, catch a set from djFRiTZo and a special performance by harpist Brandee Younger presented by Carnegie Hall Citywide.

Participate in a photo booth designed by the artist to honor the closing of our special exhibition John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance, or make flags representing your family's heritage using felt and markers. Throughout the day, shop and snack at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, which is spotlighting artists and vendors of the Caribbean diaspora. 

Schedule:

Plaza:

  • 2–4 pm: DJ Lovaboi with Michael the Pannist
  • 4–5 pm: Tygapaw

Biergarten:

  • 2–4 pm: djFRiTZo
  • 5–6 pm: Brandee Younger

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Please reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries. A limited number of timed tickets will be available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event takes place outdoors. We’re continuing to follow procedures that ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. If you’re entering the Museum, masks are required for all adults and children over age 2. We ask that everyone practice social distancing where possible.

<p>Amy Sherald: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama</p>

Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 721/8 × 601/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Brooklyn Talks: The Sartorial Vision of Michelle Obama

Thursday, September 2, 2021

7–8:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

From Inauguration Day to her official portrait by Amy Sherald (on view as part of our special exhibition The Obama Portraits Tour), First Lady Michelle Obama powerfully expressed the values and vision of the Obama White House through her sartorial choices. Explore the former First Lady’s culture-shifting style with image strategist Meredith Koop—who has been Michelle Obama’s stylist since 2010, in the White House and for subsequent appearances—and fashion historian Kimberly M. Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, Ryerson University, and principal researcher for The Fashion and Race Database. The two discuss some of Michelle Obama’s key looks, starting with her official portrait, and explore the intersection between fashion and politics.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets are $30 and include after-hours admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

 

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<p>Art by Lorraine Nam from the book<strong> </strong>Look Up With Me</p>

Lorraine Nam. Illustration from Look Up with Me (2020), by Jennifer Berne. Artwork © 2021 Lorraine Nam. Used with permission of Lorraine Nam

Fifteenth Annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

Sunday, September 26, 2021 (rain date: Sunday, October 3), 11 am–4 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

The annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair has returned! Bring your family and join us outdoors on the plaza to meet thirty of your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators as they share their latest books. This free event features storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels—including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for book lovers from preschool through the middle grades.

Throughout the day, children can enjoy a chat with an author or illustrator, get a book signed, and have fun with chalk drawing.

Participants include Selina Alko, Artie Bennett, Keith Henry Brown, Jon Burgerman, Matthew Burgess, Ruth Chan, Brian Floca, John Patrick Green, Abby Hanlon, Michael Hearst, Kate Hosford, Melissa Iwai, Caron Levis, Laura Ljungkvist, Denis Markell, Yona McDonough, Aaron Meshon, Kate Milford, Lorraine Nam, Yevgenia Nayberg, Michael Northrop, Jessica Ralli, Julia Sarcone-Roach, Hannah Salyer, Stephen Savage, Amy Schwartz, Hannah Stark, Katie Yamasaki, James Yang, and Hyewon Yum.

This event takes place outdoors. To enter the building, all visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Christian Dior: Bar suit</p>

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (Composite scan: Katerina Jebb)

Member Preview: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Thursday, September 9, 2021

11 am–9 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for an exclusive Member Preview of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, before the exhibition opens to the public. Featuring over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, and accessories, this exhibition will completely transform our Beaux-Arts Court and brings to life the many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art—that informed the designers at the House of Dior for decades.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be valid as of September 9, 2021, or you will need to renew your Membership in order to book your tickets. The last exhibition entry is at 8:30 pm.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

Not a Member? Join today and see Christian Dior: Design of Dreams before it opens to the public. To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests to attend, please call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

<p>Andy Warhol: The Last Supper (Detail)</p>

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). The Last Supper (Detail), 1986. Screenprint and colored graphic art paper collage on HMP paper, 315/8 × 233/4 in. (80.3 × 60.3 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.2125. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Member Preview: Andy Warhol: Revelation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

11 am–10 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Join us for an exclusive Member Preview of Andy Warhol: Revelation, before the exhibition opens to the public. Although Andy Warhol is one of the most celebrated and recognizable artists of the twentieth century, his Byzantine Catholic upbringing, and its profound impact on his life and work, remains a lesser known facet of his career. Be among the first to explore more than one hundred objects on view, including rare source materials and newly discovered items that provide a fresh and intimate look at Warhol’s creative process.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. Your Membership must be valid as of November 18, 2021, or you will need to renew your Membership in order to book your tickets. The last exhibition entry is at 8:30 pm.

Not a Member? Join today and see Andy Warhol: Revelation before it opens to the public. To upgrade your Membership and invite additional guests to attend, please call 718.501.6326.

Questions? Email membership@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6326.

All guests must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Outdoor art-making on the plaza at First Saturday Lite, May 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Outdoor Art-Making with BkM Teens

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021

3:30–4:30 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Get your creativity flowing with art-making activities on the plaza, led by our teen Museum Apprentices. Kids, families, and artists of all ages are welcome to join in, and each project is inspired by a work of art in our collection.

This is a free, drop-in program, supplies may be limited.

Outdoor art-making on the plaza at First Saturday Lite, May 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

Outdoor Art-Making with BkM Teens

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Friday, July 9, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021

3:30–5 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Get your creativity flowing with art-making activities on the plaza, led by our teen Museum Apprentices. Kids, families, and artists of all ages are welcome to join in, and each project is inspired by a work of art in our collection.

This is a free, drop-in program; supplies may be limited.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble, April 2021. (Photo: Jill Jefferson and Michael Mahoney)

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, September 19, 2021

2–4 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Drop by our plaza to hear string players from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky, led by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan.

This event is free and takes place outdoors. Please reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble, April 2021. (Photo: Jill Jefferson and Michael Mahoney)

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, August 15, 2021

2–4 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Drop by our plaza to hear string players from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky, led by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan.

This event is free and takes place outdoors. Please reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries. We’re continuing to follow procedures that ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. If you’re entering the Museum, masks are required for all adults and children over age 2. We ask that everyone practice social distancing where possible.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble, April 2021. (Photo: Jill Jefferson and Michael Mahoney)

Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, July 18, 2021

2–4 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Drop by our plaza to hear string players from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform a festive, family-friendly selection of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky, led by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan.

This event is free and takes place outdoors. Please reserve tickets in advance to visit the galleries. We’re continuing to follow procedures that ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. If you’re entering the Museum, masks are required for all adults and children over age 2. We ask that everyone practice social distancing where possible.

Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in Red starts painting the stove her own color, 1982/2015. Digital chromogenic print from Kodachrome 35mm slides in 48 parts, 16 × 20 in. (40.64 × 50.8 cm). Edition of 8 plus 2 artist’s proofs. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virtual Closing Celebration: Legacies of Lorraine O'Grady

Thursday, July 8, 2021

1–2:30 pm

Online

Celebrate the exhibition Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And during its closing weeks with the art historians featured in the exhibition catalogue and explore four decades of Lorraine O’Grady’s interventions in race, subjectivity, and art and its politics. Scholars Harry Burke, Malik Gaines, Stephanie Sparling Williams, and Zoé Whitley engage with significant works in the artist’s oeuvre—from her culture-shaking performance persona Mlle Bourgeoise Noire to Announcement of a New Persona (Performances To Come!), which debuted as part of this retrospective—and meditate on her many legacies in visual culture today.

This program is free, but please RSVP; a Zoom link will be sent by email upon confirmation. Purchase a copy of Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And in our Shop.

This program will include live captions. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org