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Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 72 1/8 × 60 1/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 cm). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Poetry Reading: Supa Dupa Fresh

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

6–9 pm

Biergarten and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing

Poets Mahogany L. Browne, Adam Falkner, Rico Frederick, Jive Poetic, and Jon Sands host a special edition of Supa Dupa Fresh—a monthly reading series that takes place at Prospect Heights bar Ode to Babel—in conversation with The Obama Portraits. Enjoy a signature drink in our Biergarten, inspired by the art and made by our friends at Ode To Babel. After cocktail hour, enter the Museum for a special after-hours viewing of the portraits and to hear featured reader Canice Iloh and an epic lineup of poets perform their original work.

Tickets are $25 and include one cocktail and special after-hours admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.