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Talks and Tours

Gallery Tour: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

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

Gallery Tour: Collection

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour exploring our collection in depth. To find out which collection areas this tour will visit, check at the Admissions Desk when you arrive.

Cover, Glory Edim, ed. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (Penguin Random House, 2018)

Brooklyn Talks: Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Glory Edim hosts the release of this new anthology of essays by Black women writers on the importance of recognition in literature.

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Carolyn Lawrence (American, born 1940). Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 48 ½ x 50 ½ x 5 ¼ in. (123 x 128 x 13.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Carolyn Mims Lawrence. (Photo: Michael Tropea)

Council for Feminist Art Tour: Soul of a Nation and Half the Picture

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6–8 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Members of the Council for Feminist Art are invited to a special tour of our current exhibitions.

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Roy DeCarava (American, 1919–2009). Graduation, 1949. Gelatin silver print, 123/4 x 191/8 in. (32.4 x 48.5 cm). Courtesy of David Zwirner. © 2018 Estate of Roy DeCarava. All Rights Reserved

Brooklyn Talks: The Sweet Flypaper of Life with Sherry Turner DeCarava

Thursday, November 8, 2018
7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava celebrates the new edition of Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’ The Sweet Flypaper of Life.

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Betye Saar (American, born 1926). Eye, 1972. Acrylic on leather, 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (21.6 x 34.9 cm). Collection of Sheila Siber and David Limburger. © Betye Saar. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

A Convening on Black Institution-Building

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1–4 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Honor the trailblazing contributions of cultural leaders who founded and sustain Black spaces and institutions during a day of conversation, commemoration, and skill sharing.

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(Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Stroller Tour

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10–11 am

Check-in, Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Enjoy an interactive, stroller-friendly tour of our collections for children up to 24 months.

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Carolyn Lawrence (American, born 1940). Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 481/2 x 501/2 x 51/4 in. (123 x 128 x 13.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Carolyn Mims Lawrence. (Photo: Michael Tropea)

Brooklyn Talks: Let the world be a Black Poem

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

This special tribute to the Black Arts Movement features readings by Ntozake Shange, Simone White, and founding members of The Last Poets.

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(Photo: Jonathan Dorado)

Stroller Tour

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
10–11 am

Check-in, Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Enjoy an interactive, stroller-friendly tour of our collections for children up to 24 months.

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