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The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Evening kick-off and two-day conference

Join us for three days of dynamic programming exploring the intersections of art and social justice with artists, filmmakers, and writers, as well as leaders, activists, and elected officials, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Tania Bruguera, Claudia Rankine, Charles M. Blow, Black Thought, and many more.

Conference tickets are $65–$150. Student and artist discounts ($25–$85) are available by emailing tickets@brooklynmuseum.org. Limited number of tickets available.

Schedule overview:

Evening Kick-Off—Thursday, October 19:

Kick off The Brooklyn Conference with a special evening featuring a preview of the exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making, a private cocktail reception, a program featuring Judy Chicago in conversation with journalist Amanda de Cadenet, and presentation of the 2017 Sackler Center First Awards. You can also purchase tickets for The Yes! Gala dinner, which follows the program. Festive attire.

  • 5 pm Cocktails and exhibition preview
  • 7–8 pm Program in the Cantor Auditorium

Day 1—Friday, October 20:

The first full day of the conference includes programming with stand-alone lectures, panel discussions, dynamic conversations, and performances.

  • 8:30–9:30 am Registration in the Rubin Lobby
  • 9:30 am–8:15 pm Program in the Cantor Auditorium—View the full schedule.
  • Reception to follow

Day 2—Saturday, October 21:

The final day of the conference includes a full lineup of programs and inspiration, taking place throughout the Museum.

Generous support for The Brooklyn Conference has been provided by Open Society Foundations.