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Ebony G. Patterson (born Kingston, Jamaica, 1981). . . . they were just hanging out . . . you know . . . talking about . . . ( . . . when they grow up . . .), 2016. Beads, appliqués, fabric, glitter, buttons, costume jewelry, trimming, rhinestones, glue on digital print on hand-cut matte photo paper, 90 × 224 in. (228.6 × 569 cm). The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © Ebony G. Patterson. Courtesy of the artist, Monique Meloche Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. (Photo: Adam Reich)

Member Mornings: Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10–11 am

Great Hall, 1st Floor


Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys, the first major exhibition devoted to this world-class collection of works by multigenerational Black diasporic artists. As their holdings show, musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys champion a philosophy of “Black artists supporting Black artists.” “Giants” refers to several aspects of their collection: the renown of legendary artists such as Gordon Parks and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the impact of canon-expanding contemporary artists such as Lorna Simpson and Nina Chanel Abney, and the monumental works by such creators as Derrick Adams, Arthur Jafa, and Meleko Mokgosi. 

Also enjoy a complimentary coffee station during your visit.

Free for Members; registration is required. Standard Membership admission benefits apply. The last exhibition entry is at 10:45 am. 

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

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