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August 1, 2015

Gallery Tour

12:00 p.m.

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of Museum highlights.

Gallery Tour: "Gods and Animals in Egyptian Art"

1:00 p.m.

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of gods and animals represented in the installation Egypt Reborn.

Gallery Tour

2:00 p.m.

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture.

Music

5:00 p.m.

BombaYo performs traditional Afro Puerto Rican bomba drumming, which combines West African, Taino, and Spanish percussion. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.

Film

5:00–9:00 p.m.

Experimental media program Black Radical Imagination presents short films by Jeannette Elhers, Vashti Harrison, and Jamilah Sabur exploring mythmaking and folklore from different areas of the Caribbean.

<p>Original jewelry by Lisa Monahan</p>

Original jewelry by Lisa Monahan

Trunk Show: Lisa Monahan

5:00–9:00 p.m.

Museum Shop, 1st Floor

Come check out metalsmith Lisa Monahan's beautifully crafted jewelry.

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Performance

6:00 p.m.

The Braata Folk Singers present Caribbean folk music representing the diverse cultures of the West Indies.

Film

6:00 p.m.

Selena Blake presents clips from her film Taboo Yardies (2011), which examines homophobia and the struggle for LGBTQ rights in Jamaica.

Pop-Up Carnival

6:00–9:00 p.m.

Poet Arielle John performs and hosts a presentation of carnival costumes and musical traditions from various Caribbean islands. Curated by CaribBEING.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Explore carving, printing, and layering techniques in printmaking to create an island landscape.

Film

7:00 p.m.

Papa Machete (Jonathan David Kane, 2014, 10 min.) tells the story of one of the few remaining masters of machete fencing, a martial art which emerged from the Haitian Revolution. A Q&A with the director follows. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.

Music

7:00 p.m.

Cuban jazz pianist Elio Villafranca blends sounds from the island nations of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.

Film

8:00 p.m.

Ackee & Saltfish (Cecile Emeke, webseries) follows best friends Rachel and Olivia as they tackle everything from gentrification to the difficulties of getting Lauryn Hill tickets. A talkback with the director follows. Presented in partnership with CaribBEING.

Book Club

8:30 p.m.

Naomi Jackson, raised in Brooklyn by West Indian parents, discusses her new novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press, June 2015), a story about community, betrayal, and love centered on a matriarchal family in Barbados.

Music

9:00 p.m.

Klash City Sound System and Supa Frendz perform a mash up of reggae, punk, and hip-hop, expanding notions of Caribbean music.