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Book Club

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.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, May 9, 2019

6–9:30 pm

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

Join us for the last Salsa Party of the season, hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, March 14, 2019

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, February 14, 2019

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, August 11, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

Inside caribBEING House. (Photo: Courtesy of caribBEING)

caribBEING House

Saturday, August 4, 2018

11 am–11 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Mobile art center caribBEING House is back at the Brooklyn Museum and in residence all month long, amplifying the surrounding Caribbean communities through art and activations. You're invited to join us in the heart of Little Caribbean, where you can engage with culture from across the Caribbean diaspora.

Free and open to the public. For even more caribBEING, visit us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons for special programs. Stay tuned for the full lineup!

Because of the West Indian American Day Carnival, there is no Target First Saturday in September. Join us again in October.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

11 am–6 pm

Cover of She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (2018), by Joan Morgan. (Photo: Courtesy of Simon and Schuster)
 

Book Release: She Begat This

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), with the release of award-winning author Joan Morgan’s new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which examines the artist’s musical and cultural legacy. Come early, at 6 pm, for a book-signing with Morgan and a listening session including the album and videos it inspired.

Morgan is joined by fellow hip-hop journalism pioneers for a conversation on the iconic album, including image activist Michaela Angela Davis, feminist writer and editor Kierna Mayo, consultant and Native Son founder Emil Wilbekin, and scholar and transmedia film producer Dr. Yaba Blay. Artist Alex Asher Daniel closes with a DJ set honoring Lauryn Hill in our glass Rubin Pavilion, on the 1st floor.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission; $35 including a copy of the book. Member tickets are 10% off. To receive the Member code, email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Visitors at adidas: Art & Yoga. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

adidas: Art & Yoga

Saturday, July 14, 2018

9–11 am

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join us for a morning of exhilaration and inspiration, courtesy of adidas. Following more than an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation led by local instructors, explore our galleries on a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. Yoga mats are provided.

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

David Bowie is open today

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

11 am–8 pm

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

We are opening David Bowie is for two extra days only. On Tuesday, July 10, the exhibition closes at 8 pm, with the last entry to the exhibition at 5:45 pm. (Note that the rest of the Museum will be closed.)

Limited number of tickets available at the Museum.

David Bowie is open today

Monday, July 9, 2018

11 am–6 pm

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

We are opening David Bowie is for two extra days only. On Monday, July 9, the exhibition closes at 7 pm, with the last entry to the exhibition at 4:45 pm. (Note that the rest of the Museum will be closed.)

Limited number of tickets available at the Museum.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, December 6, 2018

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, November 8, 2018

6–9:30 pm

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

Our season of salsa continues with our Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Dancers performing at Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Salsa Party

Thursday, October 11, 2018

6–9:30 pm

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

Kick off our season of salsa with the first of our monthly Salsa Parties hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this event is free of charge.

Linda LaBeija. (Photo: Lena Rosa Händle)

Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7 pm

Throughout the Museum

Immerse yourself in new and recent work by contemporary Latinx artists as they respond to themes in our exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. Our three-day series Cuerpxs Radicales (taking place July 5, 12, and 19) showcases female-identified and gender-nonconforming Latinx artists in the greater NYC area who are exploding rigid notions of femininity. Featuring performance, visual art, literature, music, and everything in between, it centers a younger generation engaging with our current political and cultural landscape. Presented in partnership with NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This series contains mature subject matter, including nudity and strong language.

July 5
7–8 pm Ela and Alina Troyano
8–8:30 pm Awilda Rodríguez Lora
8:30–9 pm Sonia Guiñansaca
9–9:30 pm STEFA*

July 12
6–9:30 pm Arantxa Araujo
6:30–8:30 pm Francheska Alcántara
7–7:30 pm ray ferreira
8:30–9:10 pm Jennif(f)er Tamayo

July 19
7–8 pm Marsha Parilla
7:30–9:30 pm Alicia Grullón
8–8:30 pm Joiri Minaya
8:30–9:30 pm Linda LaBeija

Free with Museum admission.

Arantxa Araujo. SENSEsoscope. Performed at Art in Odd Places Festival, New York (2017). (Photo: Karl Cooney)

Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

6 pm

Throughout the Museum

Immerse yourself in new and recent work by contemporary Latinx artists as they respond to themes in our exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. Our three-day series Cuerpxs Radicales (taking place July 5, 12, and 19) showcases female-identified and gender-nonconforming Latinx artists in the greater NYC area who are exploding rigid notions of femininity. Featuring performance, visual art, literature, music, and everything in between, it centers a younger generation engaging with our current political and cultural landscape. Presented in partnership with NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This series contains mature subject matter, including nudity and strong language.

July 5
7–8 pm Ela and Alina Troyano
8–8:30 pm Awilda Rodríguez Lora
8:30–9 pm Sonia Guiñansaca
9–9:30 pm STEFA*

July 12
6–9:30 pm Arantxa Araujo
6:30–8:30 pm Francheska Alcántara
7–7:30 pm ray ferreira
8:30–9:10 pm Jennif(f)er Tamayo

July 19
7–8 pm Marsha Parilla
7:30–9:30 pm Alicia Grullón
8–8:30 pm Joiri Minaya
8:30–9:30 pm Linda LaBeija

Free with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Gallery Tour: Collection

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7–8 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: Collection

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: Collection

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: American Art

Friday, July 6, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Thursday, July 12, 2018

7–8 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Ancient Egyptian Art

Sunday, July 1, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our Ancient Egyptian Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Inside caribBEING House. (Photo: Courtesy of caribBEING)

caribBEING House

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018

11 am–10 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Mobile art center caribBEING House is back at the Brooklyn Museum and in residence all month long, amplifying the surrounding Caribbean communities through art and activations. You're invited to join us in the heart of Little Caribbean, where you can engage with culture from across the Caribbean diaspora.

Free and open to the public. For even more caribBEING, visit us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons for special programs. Stay tuned for the full lineup!

Inside caribBEING House. (Photo: Courtesy of caribBEING)

caribBEING House

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018

11 am–6 pm

Plaza on Eastern Parkway

Mobile art center caribBEING House is back at the Brooklyn Museum and in residence all month long, amplifying the surrounding Caribbean communities through art and activations. You're invited to join us in the heart of Little Caribbean, where you can engage with culture from across the Caribbean diaspora.

Free and open to the public. For even more caribBEING, visit us Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons for special programs. Stay tuned for the full lineup!

Conversation with Aperture: Art and Incarceration

Saturday, July 7, 2018

6 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Contemporary artists Sable Elyse Smith and Duron Jackson, and scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, co-editor of Aperture’s spring issue, Prison Nation, discuss the role art plays in creating a visual record of mass incarceration. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Aladdin Sane contact sheet, 1973. Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive

Last-Chance Member Evening Hours: David Bowie is SOLD OUT

Friday, July 13, 2018

6–10 pm

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

This event is now sold out. Same-day tickets will not be available.

Experience Bowie after hours with an exclusive, last-chance viewing of David Bowie is.

Tickets are complimentary with your Membership, but reservations are required. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Tickets are timed every 15 minutes, with entrances from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will remain open until 10 pm.

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.

Sylvia Palacios Whitman (born Chile, 1941; lives and works in the United States). Passing Through, Sonnabend Gallery, 1977. Documentation of performance; photographer: Babette Mangolte. Photograph, 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm). Courtesy of Babette Mangolte. © 1977 Babette Mangolte (all rights of reproduction reserved)

Closing Celebration: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Saturday, July 21, 2018

1–3 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Join us for the last weekend of Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 in Brooklyn. We honor these groundbreaking artists with tours of the exhibition led by María Evelia Marmolejo and Sandra Llano-Mejía, who also discuss their work on view and unique approaches to performance.

  • 1–1:30 pm María Evelia Marmolejo
  • 1:30–2 pm Sandra Llano-Mejía

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations, such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Book covers: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, by Alexander Chee, and No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, by Darnell Moore. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Summer Salons with PEN America: Alexander Chee, Darnell Moore, Saeed Jones

Thursday, July 26, 2018

7–9 pm

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

Celebrate summer with readings by Alexander Chee and Darnell Moore. Chee’s essay collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, offers intimate lessons from his work as a queer activist, writing teacher, and fiction writer. Moore’s memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America, recounts a journey from bullied teenager to activist. After sharing selections from their books, the authors are joined by poet Saeed Jones to talk about how their work explores the intersection of race and sexuality, and how they navigate truth and fiction in their own lives. The evening culminates with a book signing. Presented in partnership with PEN America.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this program is free of charge, but RSVP is encouraged.

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

An artist with work on view in Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper. (Photo: Dylan Stanfield)

Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper

Saturday, July 7, 2018

11 am–11 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Visit the exhibition Sacred Self and encounter artworks that explore ideas of the self and that look deeply into how artists relate to their world. For these artists living with developmental disabilities or mental illness, recognizing the sacred in the everyday, including connections to family and community, is a theme reflected throughout their work. During monthly visits to our galleries, the artists were inspired by exhibitions such as Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt and Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and by the drawings of Robert Longo, to make their own works on paper in charcoal.

This exhibition, which runs June 20 to July 22, was created through a dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and ICL, a New York–based not-for-profit agency that offers services to more than 10,000 adults, children, and families annually.

An artist with work on view in Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper. (Photo: Dylan Stanfield)

Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018

11 am–10 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Visit the exhibition Sacred Self and encounter artworks that explore ideas of the self and that look deeply into how artists relate to their world. For these artists living with developmental disabilities or mental illness, recognizing the sacred in the everyday, including connections to family and community, is a theme reflected throughout their work. During monthly visits to our galleries, the artists were inspired by exhibitions such as Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt and Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and by the drawings of Robert Longo, to make their own works on paper in charcoal.

This exhibition, which runs June 20 to July 22, was created through a dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and ICL, a New York–based not-for-profit agency that offers services to more than 10,000 adults, children, and families annually.

An artist with work on view in Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper. (Photo: Dylan Stanfield)

Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Friday, July 20, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018

11 am–6 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Visit the exhibition Sacred Self and encounter artworks that explore ideas of the self and that look deeply into how artists relate to their world. For these artists living with developmental disabilities or mental illness, recognizing the sacred in the everyday, including connections to family and community, is a theme reflected throughout their work. During monthly visits to our galleries, the artists were inspired by exhibitions such as Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt and Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and by the drawings of Robert Longo, to make their own works on paper in charcoal.

This exhibition, which runs June 20 to July 22, was created through a dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and ICL, a New York–based not-for-profit agency that offers services to more than 10,000 adults, children, and families annually.

An artist with work on view in Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper. (Photo: Dylan Stanfield)

Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

11 am–10 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Visit the exhibition Sacred Self and encounter artworks that explore ideas of the self and that look deeply into how artists relate to their world. For these artists living with developmental disabilities or mental illness, recognizing the sacred in the everyday, including connections to family and community, is a theme reflected throughout their work. During monthly visits to our galleries, the artists were inspired by exhibitions such as Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt and Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and by the drawings of Robert Longo, to make their own works on paper in charcoal.

This exhibition, which runs June 20 to July 22, was created through a dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and ICL, a New York–based not-for-profit agency that offers services to more than 10,000 adults, children, and families annually.

An artist with work on view in Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper. (Photo: Dylan Stanfield)

Sacred Self: Interpretive Self-Portraits on Paper

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

11 am–6 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Visit the exhibition Sacred Self and encounter artworks that explore ideas of the self and that look deeply into how artists relate to their world. For these artists living with developmental disabilities or mental illness, recognizing the sacred in the everyday, including connections to family and community, is a theme reflected throughout their work. During monthly visits to our galleries, the artists were inspired by exhibitions such as Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt and Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and by the drawings of Robert Longo, to make their own works on paper in charcoal.

This exhibition, which runs June 20 to July 22, was created through a dynamic partnership between the Brooklyn Museum and ICL, a New York–based not-for-profit agency that offers services to more than 10,000 adults, children, and families annually.

Alexandra Bell. A Teenager with Promise, 2017. Inkjet print on bond paper. (Photo: Darryl Richardson)

Brooklyn Talks: Claudia Rankine with Alexandra Bell

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join Claudia Rankine, poet, playwright, and co-founder of the Racial Imaginary Institute, as she examines the often-troubled manifestations of the racial imaginary in American poetry and explores counternarrative tactics of contemporary poets and artists. Her presentation is followed by a conversation with multidisciplinary artist Alexandra Bell, best known for her public art series Counternarratives. Bell uses the term "counternarratives" to describe her work, which investigates how images and text work together to affect the cultural imagination and narratives around race.

Presented in partnership with the Racial Imaginary Institute.

Tickets are $25 and include Museum admission. Members receive a 10% discount. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Screenprinting Demonstration

Saturday, July 7, 2018

6:30–9:30 pm

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

See a demonstration of screenprinting techniques and grab a poster that supports immigrant rights, designed by Amplifier and printed by Kayrock Screenprinting. Learn about Amplifier, the nonprofit behind the We the People campaign, which works at the intersections of media experimentation, public art, and social justice to amplify the voices of social movements.

Music: Ushka

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7–9 pm

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

Brooklyn-based DJ Ushka traverses genres that celebrate the diverse immigrant and diasporic communities of New York City.

Music: Abir

Saturday, July 7, 2018

9 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Moroccan-born singer-songwriter Abir performs soulful pop influenced by her childhood listening to jazz and R&B in the limos that her father drove.

Film: Dolores

Saturday, July 7, 2018

8:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017, 93 min.) documents the life of trailblazing labor activist Dolores Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice by co-founding the first farmworkers’ unions in the United States with Cesar Chavez. Presented in partnership with ITVS. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Music: Resonator Collective

Saturday, July 7, 2018

8–9:30 pm

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

Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer Zaven, Resonator Collective performs a tribute to the influential sounds of David Bowie. Taking place 8–8:30 pm and 9–9:30 pm. (Ticket to David Bowie is exhibition required to enter this space.)

Music: Mariachi Flor de Toloache

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

New York City’s first and only all-women mariachi group honors and reimagines traditional Mexican music.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, July 7, 2018

7–8 pm

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

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 focusing on Nuyorican artists.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, July 7, 2018

6–8 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Create a collaborative mural inspired by immigrant voices in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 and the famous Williamsburg Murals. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Scholar Talk: "America Was Never White"

Saturday, July 7, 2018

6 pm

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

Think Olio scholar Jamie Warren discusses the costs of American historical memory and intentional forgetting in reckoning with the United States’ history of slavery. Space is limited and first come, first served.

Dance: Maria Hupfield and Electric Djinn

Saturday, July 7, 2018

6–7 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Maria Hupfield activates felt sound-tools accompanied by Electric Djinn’s electronic compositions including sampled sounds, soft synths, programmed beats, and processed vocals.

Curator Tour: Radical Women

Saturday, July 7, 2018

5:30–6:30 pm

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

Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, gives an inside look at Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 with a focus on U.S.-based immigrant artists in the exhibition.

Music: Brooklyn Raga Massive and Arun Ramamurthy Trio

Saturday, July 7, 2018

5–6 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Brooklyn Raga Massive performs compositions that take inspiration from and expand on Indian classical music. Arun Ramamurthy Trio with Roopa Mahadevan reimagine the traditional Carnatic repertoire.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Photos: Yutaka Sakano)

Film: Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join us for the U.S. premiere of this documentary chronicling the life and legacy of Brooklyn’s own Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Rage to Riches (David Shulman, 2017, 90 min.) tells the story of Basquiat’s personal and artistic journey, through interviews with those who knew him best, including an exclusive interview with his sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, as well as art dealers, friends, lovers, and fellow artists. Basquiat’s art remains at the heart of the film, from his early days visiting the Brooklyn Museum to the recent record-breaking sale of his work Untitled, 1982, at Sotheby’s. Followed by a talkback with Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, director David Shulman, and producer Janet Lee.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

Because of preparations for the West Indian American Day Parade, our parking lot will be closed on this evening. Please find street parking or use public transportation.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: Susan and Loren Abdulezer)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, June 16, 2018

2–3:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Artistic Director Nicholas Armstrong leads the final program of the season with a concert featuring two American composers and Antonín Dvořák's beloved New World Symphony. The concert opens with the second movement of Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Symphonie Romantique, known as "A Night in the Tropics." Gottschalk, who composed the piece in 1859, was the first American concert pianist of international renown. This is followed by the four Dance Episodes from Brooklyn composer Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, commissioned in 1942 for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The finale, New World Symphony, captures the fire and passion of Dvořák's American landscapes.
 
Program:

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk, "A Night in the Tropics”
  • Aaron Copland, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
  • Antonín Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E Minor ("From the New World")

Advance tickets are $10 for Museum Members; $20 for non-Members; day-of tickets are $25 at the door. Tickets are available through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

Gallery Tour: Collection

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7–8 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: Collection

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: Collection

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Gallery Tour: American Art

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: American Art

Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our American Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the installation The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.

Gallery Tour: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the installation The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

7–8 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the new special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the new special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the new special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Gallery Tour: Ancient Egyptian Art

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018

3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our Ancient Egyptian Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Ancient Egyptian Art

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our Ancient Egyptian Art galleries.

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Book covers: Sour Heart, by Jenny Zhang, and Chemistry, by Weike Wang. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Summer Salons with PEN America: Weike Wang and Jenny Zhang

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7–9 pm

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

Join Weike Wang and Jenny Zhang, authors of two of the most celebrated debut novels of 2017, as they share selections from Chemistry and Sour Heart. Afterward, they are joined by PEN America’s Nadxieli Nieto for a conversation about their explorations of adolescent and second-generation narratives set in communities of the Chinese diaspora.

Wang's Chemistry is a coming-of-stage story about a quirky Ph.D. candidate in chemistry who is also navigating romantic and professional crossroads. Sour Heart, by Zhang, conjures the experience of adolescent Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. The evening culminates with a book signing. Presented in partnership with PEN America.

Thanks to a partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, this program is free of charge, but RSVP is encouraged (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

We are committed to making our galleries and programs accessible to everyone. To request accommodations, such as assistive listening devices or ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

David Levine (American, born 1970). Untitled, 2018. Digital photograph, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. © 2018 David Levine

Conversation: Personae in the Twenty-first Century

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2–4 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Artist David Levine moderates a conversation on the use of personae in our domestic, political, and online lives, with New Yorker staff writer and novelist Elif Batuman; writer and journalist Adrian Chen; art historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty; and journalist, critic, and author Virginia Heffernan. They explore the bots, trolls, rent-a-families, fake crowds, and other parafictional characters blurring distinctions between fact and fiction, fake and real in the twenty-first century.

Free with Museum general admission, but please RSVP (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition David Levine: Some of the People, All of the Time and co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York as part of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes.

Honoré Daumier (French, Marseilles 1808–1879 Valmondois). Le claqueur, plate 19 from the series Bohémiens de Paris, published in Le Charivari, February 13, 1842. Lithograph 1415/16 x 101/4 in. (38 x 26 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011. 2012.136.488.1

Workshop: L’école de la claque with Bill Dietz

Saturday, June 23, 2018

2–4:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

In this workshop, join composer and writer Bill Dietz to discover how the behavioral conventions of audiences—from the concert hall to the political rally—inform and construct meaning in the public sphere. Author of the book L’école de la claque (2017), Dietz traces the outlines of a critical history of music reception from the nineteenth-century tradition of the claque (professional applauders paid by concert institutions throughout Europe), to the modernist prohibition of applause in early twentieth-century Vienna, to contemporary examples of paid audience responses, inviting participants to cheer and boo their way through a history of concert publicness.

Free with Museum general admission, but please RSVP (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition David Levine: Some of the People, All of the Time and co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York as part of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes.

Pop-Up Poetry: Wo Chan and Charles Theonia

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:30–9:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Hear readings by Brooklyn-based poets. Wo Chan is a nonbinary drag performer and writer whose work explores personal narratives of immigration, race, and gender. Charles Theonia is the author of Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015) and co-editor of Femmescapes. Space is limited and first come, first served.

Screening: My House

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Catch the latest episode of Viceland’s My House, a new docuseries that chronicles the NYC ballroom scene from the perspective of voguers and commentators. Followed by a talkback with cast members Tati 007, Jelani Mizrahi, and Alex Mugler, executive producer Elegance Bratton, showrunner Sean David Johnson, and producers Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah. Recommended for mature audiences. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Community Talk: NYC Trans Oral History Project

Saturday, June 2, 2018

8–9 pm

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

Jeanne Vaccaro, of the New York City Trans Oral History Project, a community archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing trans histories, leads a conversation about their work, with activist Bianey Garcia-D la O, poet El Roy Red, and podcast producer Cassie Wagler. Space is limited and first come, first served.

Drink and Draw

Saturday, June 2, 2018

7–9:30 pm

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

Fashion platform DapperQ hosts a drink and draw with live models styled by The Phluid Project, Jag & Co., and Sir New York. Celebrate a diversity of gender presentations, with the spotlight on bringing femmes to the forefront. DJ and producer Illexxandra spins.

bklyn boihood and Rimarkable present JOY

Saturday, June 2, 2018

7–10 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Build community with JOY, a multigenerational celebration of queer and trans people of color. Enjoy music, board games, Spades tournaments, dance-offs, and special guest DJs. Featuring sets by Nappy Nina and resident Rimarkable. bklyn boihood is a collective that creates visibility within the LGBTQ+ community, crossing barriers of gender, race, class, age, and sexuality. Taking place rain or shine.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6:30–7:30 pm

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

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about artists in our special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6–8 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Use cardboard, stencils, and string to create your own pride notebook inspired by David Bowie and Radical Women’s Virginia Errázuriz. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Film and Performance: The Revival: Women and the Word

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6–7:45 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Revival: Women and the Word (Sekiya Dorsett, 2016, 82 min.) documents a tour of the United States by a group of poets and musicians who are queer women of color. Film courtesy of Women Make Movies. Featuring performances by t’ai freedom ford and Be Steadwell and an introduction by director Dorsett. Hosted by SafeWordSociety. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Community Talk: Queer Zines and Archives

Saturday, June 2, 2018

6–7 pm

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

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (CUNY and Lesbian Herstory Archives) talks with Elvis Bakaitis (CUNY, Lesbian Herstory Archives, and NYC Feminist Zinefest) about how queer zines build community. Moderated by Maya Harder-Montoya of Posture Magazine. Space is limited and first come, first served.

Music: NYC Gay Men’s Chorus

Saturday, June 2, 2018

5–6:15 pm

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

Listen to the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus perform works from their latest season.

Awilda Rodríguez Lora. Performance of La Mujer Maravilla: INDIA$ m.e. at the Brooklyn Museum, 2016. (Photo: Daryl E. Tillman)

Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies in Performance 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

7 pm

Throughout the Museum

Immerse yourself in new and recent work by contemporary Latinx artists as they respond to themes in our exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. Our three-day series Cuerpxs Radicales (taking place July 5, 12, and 19) showcases female-identified and gender-nonconforming Latinx artists in the greater NYC area who are exploding rigid notions of femininity. Featuring performance, visual art, literature, music, and everything in between, it centers a younger generation engaging with our current political and cultural landscape. Presented in partnership with NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This series contains mature subject matter, including nudity and strong language.

July 5
7–8 pm Ela and Alina Troyano
8–8:30 pm Awilda Rodríguez Lora
8:30–9 pm Sonia Guiñansaca
9–9:30 pm STEFA*

July 12
6–9:30 pm Arantxa Araujo
6:30–8:30 pm Francheska Alcántara
7–7:30 pm ray ferreira
8:30–9:10 pm Jennif(f)er Tamayo

July 19
7–8 pm Marsha Parilla
7:30–9:30 pm Alicia Grullón
8–8:30 pm Joiri Minaya
8:30–9:30 pm Linda LaBeija

Free with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

(Photo: Sam Prasopthum)

Young Leadership Council Summer Cocktail Party

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7–9 pm

Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Kick off the summer with the Young Leadership Council! Enjoy a drink and tastings with Brooklyn Brewery in our outdoor Biergarten, tour the galleries with our curators, and bask in the summer night with a surprise live performance.

Cocktail attire, complimentary wine and beer. Must be 21+ to attend.

Free for Young Leadership Council Members. Not a Member? Make a $10 minimum donation to attend. Cocktail Party tickets are fully tax-deductible and nonrefundable.

Questions? contact us at directors.circle@brooklynmuseum.org or call 718.501.6246.

Judith F. Baca (American, born 1946). Uprising of the Mujeres (detail), 1979. Acrylic on wood, 8 x 24 ft. (243 x 732 cm). Courtesy of the artist and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press

Book Release: Judith F. Baca with Anna Indych-López

Saturday, June 16, 2018

2–4 pm

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

Join us for a conversation with pioneering artist, educator, and organizer Judith F. Baca, whose work is featured in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. She is joined by Anna Indych-López, associate professor of art history, City College of New York and The Graduate Center, CUNY, and author of the recent monograph Judith F. Baca, to discuss how ideas of collaboration and authorship, as well as intersections of race, class, and gender, have informed her practice.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Son Kit. Anthropiscine War Machine (installation view), 2017. Two-channel video, galvanized steel, acetate, plastic film, silicone, acrylic transfer, PU fish, ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (1st Form) model, air locks, glass, coarse salt, gochugaru (Korean pepper flakes), water, hardware. Dimensions variable. (Photo: Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin)

Artist's Eye: Son Kit

Saturday, June 23, 2018

2–3 pm

Arts of Asia and the Middle East, 2nd Floor

This series of intimate, in-gallery talks by contemporary artists illuminates our special exhibitions with fresh and alternative perspectives. Multimedia artist Son Kit leads an interactive tour of works in Arts of Korea, questioning the ownership versus stewardship of cultural artifacts. Kit uses video, illustration, and installation to explore nonbinary, second-generation narratives, within what they call a “pursuit of a new canon of Korean-American speculative fiction.”

Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately). Members receive complimentary tickets. To receive the Member code, email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

Art-making in the studios at the 2017 "Bring the Cool" Family Festival. (Photo: XMark Photography)

"Bring the Cool" Family Festival

Saturday, June 16, 2018

12–4 pm

Throughout the Museum

Kick off the summer with a free interactive festival for families, celebrating the true spirit of democracy—freedom to express who you truly are!

Celebrate our stories and dreams and imagine a world where children are in charge, through movement, music, visual art, fashion, and more. Highlights include:

  • Make art all day long with projects such as a collaborative community quilt, activist patches, and watercolor self-portraits
  • Become a living work of art through interactive movement and dress-up activities, inspired by the Eagle-Headed Genies in our collection
  • Meet a puppeteer and make your own bird puppet
  • Enjoy a special concert performance by celebrated R&B and soul musicians Shine and the Moonbeams

Hosted in partnership with Cool Culture and P.S. 1 Elementary School, and co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York as part of Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes.

Bilingual volunteers (Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese) will be present.

Free for Cool Culture and P.S. 1 families. Free to the general public with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Top, left to right: Peter Goldberg, Piper Kerman (Photo: © Brian Bowen Smith), and Vivian D. Nixon; Bottom, left to right: Tina Reynolds, Susan Rosenberg, and Kerry Walk

States of Denial: State of the Union

Sunday, May 20, 2018

3–5 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

When the program series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color” began in 2014, mass incarceration was not recognized in the U.S. press or wider population as an abuse of human and civil rights. Four years later, it is. However, although public awareness has grown, the United States is under a regime that whips up overt aggression against minority communities. What is the current state of affairs for women, children, and people of color? Are we in a better or worse place than four years ago, ten years ago, or even twenty, thirty, or fifty years ago? How can we confront new onslaughts such as unsupervised privatized prisons, inhumane actions by ICE, and predatory bail and bond practices? How might we think about organizing, in solidarity, locally, statewide, and nationally?

Join Elizabeth Sackler as she moderates a conversation among leading social justice advocates on where we are four years after the series began. Her guests are Peter Goldberg, Executive Director, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund; Kerry Walk, President, Marymount Manhattan College; Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black; Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director, College and Community Fellowship; Tina Reynolds, Co-Founder and Chair, WORTH (Women on the Rise Telling HerStory); and Susan Rosenberg, author of An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country.

Free with Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately).

Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Questions about this event? Email us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

(Photo: Cassandra Giraldo)

Stroller Tour

Thursday, June 21, 2018

12:30–1:30 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Enjoy a special stroller-friendly tour for our youngest Brooklynites and their grownups, led by a museum educator. Designed for children up to 24 months and their caregivers, this baby-friendly tour features touchable objects, music, and an opportunity to connect with other adults. This month's theme is "color."

Single strollers only. Breastfeeding is welcome here.

Advance tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately). Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

A vendor at Brooklyn Designs, 2017. (Photo: Brooklyn Designs)

Brooklyn Designs

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018

11 am–6 pm

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Celebrate the vibrant community of Brooklyn designers with this collaborative survey of the borough's design, architecture, and art. Founded in 2003, Brooklyn Designs comes to the Museum for the first time, and includes a curated exhibition, site-specific installations, and panel discussions with prominent figures from the design world. Additionally, an exciting marketplace of creative products and services including furniture, lighting, accessories, and technology is open for business all weekend long.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and include Museum general admission (purchase tickets for David Bowie is separately). Member tickets are $10 at the door. Not a Member? Join today!