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Art History Happy Hour, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Art History Happy Hour: Really Free

Thursday, September 29, 6–7:30 pm, 8–9:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Join an evening of lighthearted lectures and cocktails inspired by Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, with Curators Catherine Morris and Jenée-Daria Strand and Chef Cheryl Smith.

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Book Club: Finding La Negrita

Saturday, October 1, 2022
6–7:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Author Natasha Gordon-Chipembere celebrates the release of Finding La Negrita, a historical fiction retelling of the story of the Black Madonna set in seventeenth-century Costa Rica. Dr. Gordon-Chipembere is joined in conversation with award-winning author, associate professor, and patient advocate Tonya Cherie Hegamin. Followed by a book signing. This program will include ASL interpretation. 

Meet Your Borough President

Saturday, October 1, 2022
6:30–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Deputy Director of Learning and Social Impact Adjoa Jones de Almeida joins Antonio Reynoso, Brooklyn’s first Latino Borough President, for a chat about his journey into politics and the roles of art and community-building in serving our neighbors.

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, October 1, 2022
7–8 pm

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks in the Arts of the Americas galleries.

Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Virtual We Speak Art

Thursday, October 6, 2022
6–7 pm

Online

Join fellow English language learners and practice your conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by a work of art. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. You will receive an email with a secure Zoom link to participate.

Cover, It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror, 2022. Cover design by Bráulio Amado. (Photo: Courtesy of the Feminist Press)

Brooklyn Reads: Queer Reflections on Horror

Thursday, October 6, 2022
7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the book release of It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror with contributors Carmen Maria Machado and Sarah Fonseca, featuring a performance by Miss Malice of Brooklyn-based drag collective Switch n’ Play.

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Installation view, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Brooklyn Museum, July 1, 2022–January 29, 2023. (Photo: Danny Perez, Brooklyn Museum)

Second Sundays: Virgil Abloh’s SOCIAL SCULPTURE

Sunday, October 9, 2022
2:30–4 pm

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Catch programs and performances inspired by Virgil Abloh’s SOCIAL SCULPTURE and the late artist and designer’s desire to create space for Black creatives and young people. In October, explore Abloh's approach to design with ALASKA ALASKA.

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Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Virtual Hablemos de Arte

Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:30–7:30 pm

Online

Join us for an informal conversation in Spanish, inspired by a work of art, and practice your language skills with other participants.

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Oscar yi Hou (born Liverpool, UK, 1998). birds of a feather flock together, aka: A New Family Portrait, 2020. Oil on canvas, 61 × 43 in. (154.9 × 109.2 cm). Collection of Joe Mantello and Paul Marlow. © Oscar yi Hou. (Photo: Oscar yi Hou, courtesy of Carl Freedman Gallery)

Brooklyn Talks: Oscar yi Hou

Thursday, October 20, 2022
7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the opening of Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon with the artist and members of his creative community.

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Participants talk with one another in the galleries, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Virtual We Speak Art

Thursday, November 3, 2022
6–7 pm

Online

Join fellow English language learners and practice your conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by a work of art. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

This online program is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. You will receive an email with a secure Zoom link to participate.