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Virgil Abloh (Rockford, Illinois, 1980–2021, Chicago, Illinois). Schematic drawing for SOCIAL SCULPTURE, 2022. Courtesy of Virgil Abloh Securities. (Image: © ALASKA ALASKA)

Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Virgil Abloh

Thursday, June 30, 2022

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

On the opening weekend of our special exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” honor the profound legacy of artist and designer Virgil Abloh alongside members of his creative community. The conversation features curator Antwaun Sargent in dialogue with Tawanda Chiweshe, creative director of the design firm Alaska Alaska, and Tremaine Emory, founder of Denim Tears and creative director of Supreme.

The exhibition—developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and reorganized for the Brooklyn Museum with never-before-seen additions from the artist’s archive—carves out space for gathering, in sharp contrast to the lack of space historically afforded to Black artists and Black people in cultural institutions. In the collaborative spirit of Abloh’s practice, this program gathers a group of his friends and creative partners to explore the ways their work in fashion, visual art, and architecture has intersected.

In-person event: SOLD OUT! Member tickets are $25 during our Member presale (through June 6). During that time, non-Members can purchase a $39 ticket that includes a six-month Individual Membership. Starting June 7, non-Member tickets are $30 and do not include Membership. All in-person tickets include admission to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” after the event, from 9 to 11 pm.

Virtual event: Tickets to access the event live on Zoom are $5. Member tickets are free. 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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