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December 2, 2017

Gallery Tour: Highlights

Saturday, December 2, 2017
2–3 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

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

Gallery Tour: Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Saturday, December 2, 2017
3–4 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the special exhibition Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.

Music: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber

Saturday, December 2, 2017
5 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber caramelizes an experimental soul/jazz/hip-hop tribute to the legendary Afrofuturist musician Sun Ra.

Curator Tour: Soulful Creatures

Saturday, December 2, 2017
5–6 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Exhibition curator Edward Bleiberg offers a behind-the-scenes look into our special exhibition Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt.

Artist Talk and Tour: Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:30 pm

Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia Gallery of Contemporary Art, 4th Floor

Artist Ahmed Mater and curator Catherine Morris lead a tour of the new special exhibition Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, and discuss the art of preserving multilayered histories in the rapidly changing environment of Mecca.

Scholar Talk: Makeba Lavan, "Everything in the Future Is Black"

Saturday, December 2, 2017
6 pm

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

Ph.D. candidate Makeba Lavan (Graduate Center, CUNY) introduces the aesthetic and imaginative strategies of Afrofuturism, using our 2013 exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey to examine the speculative fiction of Octavia Butler and the music of George Clinton, Janelle Monae, and Erykah Badu, among others. 25 free tickets in Forum line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, December 2, 2017
6–8 pm

Con Edison Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Create a headdress inspired by our ancient Egyptian collection, using different patterns and materials. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Music: Daví

Saturday, December 2, 2017
7 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Multidisciplinary artist Daví spins a mix of the many acoustic iterations of Afrofuturism and explores its sonic legacy from funk to hip-hop and dancehall.

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:30–8:30 pm

Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works of art in our ancient Egyptian collection.

Film: Visual AIDS Presents ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS

Saturday, December 2, 2017
8 pm

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

In honor of World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS presents a series of film shorts for their annual Day With(out) Art, featuring new commissions by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell, curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett. Film program will be presented twice, at 8 and 9 pm.

Music: Everyday People

Saturday, December 2, 2017
8–10 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Everyday People, New York City’s daytime dance party phenomenon, takes the stage with a set by DJ mOma and a performance by Jade de LaFleur.

Film: Shorts by Terence Nance

Saturday, December 2, 2017
8 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn-based filmmaker Terence Nance screens a selection of his short films, including They Charge for the Sun (2016, 16 min.), Swimming in Your Skin Again (2015, 21 min.), and Univitellin (2016, 15 min.). Followed by a talkback with the director. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl

Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:30–10 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

In conjunction with Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl hosts a series of four Target First Saturday book clubs focusing on Judy Chicago’s favorite feminist reads. In the first session, read and discuss "Working Women, Black Women and the History of the Suffrage Movement" from Angela Y. Davis’s 1983 text Women, Race & Class, with Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of the Feminist Press.