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Dandy Lion (Aperture, 2017)

Fashion Night: Modern Black Dandies

Thursday, June 1, 2017

6:30–9:30 p.m.

Throughout the Museum

Our auditorium program is sold out, but please join us all night in the Rubin Pavilion for music, dancing, a photo booth, and a cash bar!

The Brooklyn Museum and Aperture Foundation invite you to celebrate black men’s style as a form of personal politics with a night of fashion, film, and music, organized in honor of author Shantrelle P. Lewis’s new book, Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style. This evening celebrates the art and style of black dandies, men of African descent who use fashion to define and inhabit a proud, radically independent public persona.

Schedule:

Rubin Pavilion, First Floor:

  • 6:30–9:30 pm: DJ Sabine showcases music of the African diaspora from Brooklyn and beyond, including global soul, house, Afrotech, Afrobeat, and Haitian roots. Cash bar and refreshments available
  • 7–9:30 pm: Photo Booth by photographers Rog and Bee Walker
  • 8:30–9:30 pm: Book signing with author of Dandy Lion, Shantrelle P. Lewis

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Third Floor:

  • 6:30–7:30 pm: The New York premiere of Black Dandy, SOLD OUT
  • 7:30–8:15 pm: Panel discussion featuring Shantrelle P. Lewis (Curator and Author, Dandy Lion), Darnell Moore (Editor-at-Large, Interactive One), Ignacio Quiles (Haberdasher), Abiola Oke (CEO, OkayAfrica). Moderated by Rashid Shabazz, VP of Communications Campaign for Black Male Achievement, SOLD OUT
  • 8:15–8:45 pm: Screening of Terence Nance’s Black Beau, Numa Perrier’s Sir, SOLD OUT

Supported by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Okayafrica.

Tickets are $16 ($14 for Members). Tickets with a copy of Lewis’s book are $50 ($45 for Members). To receive the Member discount code, email us at membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID.