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February 4, 2017

Gallery Tour: Beverly Buchanan―Ruins and Rituals

Saturday, February 4, 2017
3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition Beverly Buchanan―Ruins and Rituals.

Music: Courtnee Roze

Saturday, February 4, 2017
5 pm

Start off the night enjoying blends of Afrobeat, jazz stylings, and heavy percussion by Courtnee Roze.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6 pm

Get inspired by the sculptural work of Beverly Buchanan and use wood to build a miniature home that represents your inner and outer self. 305 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Interactive Performance: Black Gotham Experience

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6–9 pm

Come dressed to impress, and be turned into a comics character inspired by the new graphic novel The Other Side of Wall Street. To make your transformation, stop by the photo booth presented by Black Gotham Experience (William Ellis, Adrian Franks, Kamau Ware, and Cliff Washington). DJ GoodWill creates a soundscape inspired by house, Caribbean, Latin, soul, blues, and hip-hop. Cash bar. All ages welcome.

Curator Tour: Beverly Buchanan

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6 pm

Curator and artist Park McArthur discusses her encounters with Buchanan’s work, the development of the exhibition Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals, and the importance of reviving Buchanan’s practice for new audiences.

Dance: SHE

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6 pm

Experience selections from SHE, a “choreoplay” (multimedia performance) by Jinah Parker on sexual violence, Sandra Bland, and healing. Followed by a talkback with the dancers and Kevin Powell, author of The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood. 410 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6:30–7:30 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute discussions about works of art that honor revolutionaries and artists of the African diaspora.

Screening and Community Talk: Fit the Description

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6:30 pm

Created in response to police shootings of unarmed black men and retaliatory violence against officers, Fit the Description (2016) documents conversations between black male civilians and black male police officers. Its goal is to shift the national conversation, which currently polarizes and dehumanizes both communities. Followed by a discussion with Clifton Hollingsworth Jr., retired detective and founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, and Malik Abdul-Rahmaan, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a music producer and composer. 25 free tickets at Admissions at 5:30 pm.

Community Resource Fair

Saturday, February 4, 2017
7–8:30 pm

Learn how to become more active in your community and connect with vital resources offered by community-based organizations. Includes Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA), Brooklyn Navy Yard, Black Youth Project 100, NYC Books Through Bars, and the Safe OUTside the System Collective from the Audre Lorde Project.

Music: OSHUN

Saturday, February 4, 2017
7 pm

Listen to a refreshing mix of neo-soul and hip-hop by the duo OSHUN. They pay homage to the Yoruba river deity Oṣun, who represents love, femininity, and womanhood.

Music: Everyday People

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8–10 pm

Everyday People visit us with sets by resident DJs mOma and Rich Knight, alongside guest DJ Lola Chung. Hosted by Saada Ahmed and Chef Roblé Ali

Book Club: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 pm

Join a discussion about poet and feminist Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider, facilitated by Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and Jessica Lynne from Arts.Black.

Kids Corner

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8:15 pm

Laugh, clap, and sing along with Garifuna artist James Lovell as he shares tales from the Caribbean and beyond during this family-friendly drumming and storytelling session.

Short Films: Bé Garrett’s Legacy Projects

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8:30 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

Reflect on your perceptions of truth at a screening of acclaimed works by filmmaker Bé Garrett. A Nick in Time, which debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and American Falls, which was honored at the White House in 2016 for the March on Washington Film Festival, challenge us to reexamine race in America. Followed by a Q&A with cast members. 25 free tickets at Admissions at 7:30 pm.

Music: Everyday People X Leikeli47

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9 pm

Everyday People present a special live performance by boundary defying, Brooklyn-bred artist Leikeli47.