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February 1, 2020

Visita Guiada de las Obras Más Destacadas

Saturday, February 1, 2020
1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Acompáñanos en un recorrido gratuito de las obras más destacadas del museo en español, dirigida por un estudiante de Brooklyn College.

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Pop-Up Library: Xu Bing

Saturday, February 1, 2020
1–5 pm

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

Learn more about the themes of One: Xu Bing in a special selection of materials from Brooklyn Public Library.

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Gallery Tour: Expanding Narratives

Saturday, February 1, 2020
3:30–4:30 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Dive deeply into our collection to explore questions about art, history, and society in this free event.

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Sound Bath: Ancestral Healing

Saturday, February 1, 2020
5–6 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join HealHaus, a Black-owned holistic wellness studio that advocates for mental health, inclusivity, and diversity within wellness. Omar Davis begins the evening with an intention-setting, followed by a relaxing sound bath with singing bowls, facilitated by Phyllicia Bonanno.

Music: Topaz Jones

Saturday, February 1, 2020
5–6 pm

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

Singer and rapper Topaz Jones creates his own island of infectious funk and quick-witted wordplay with a sound that is a true hybrid of all things funk, rap, and blues.

Curator Tour

Saturday, February 1, 2020
5:30 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Lisa Small, Senior Curator, European Art, and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, lead a tour of the exhibition Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley.

Scholar Talk: Niama Safia Sandy

Saturday, February 1, 2020
6 pm

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

Delve into the interconnected histories of Napoleon, Haiti, and Brooklyn with anthropologist and curator Niama Safia Sandy. Using the lens of the exhibition Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley, Sandy explores themes of race, power, nationalism, and imperialism. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Real People: A Fireside Chat with Common

Saturday, February 1, 2020
6 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Artist, actor, and activist Lonnie Rashid Lynn, a.k.a. Common, draws on his personal journey to highlight the importance of mental and physical health in our communities. Moderated by Peloton Cycling Instructor Tunde Oyeneyin. 200 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, February 1, 2020
6–8 pm

Education Gallery, 1st Floor

Cultivate self-care by starting your own urban garden. Decorate planters and fill them with flowers, all inspired by Kehinde Wiley’s work. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

Saturday, February 1, 2020
6:30–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Our Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works by Black artists on view in our American Art galleries.

Music: Niles Luther

Saturday, February 1, 2020
7 pm

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

Niles Luther, cellist, composer, and musical director for Kehinde Wiley, is joined by other musicians to perform works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as his original score for Wiley’s film Tahiti.

Music: NVR Sleep

Saturday, February 1, 2020
7:30–10 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Enjoy sets by the NVR Sleep collective in advance of the second season of DRMRS.FM. Creators Rodney Hazard, Mikey, Fab Roc, and ClassicNewWave blend vibrant DJ sets featuring dancehall, reggae, soca, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, world music, and positive vibes.

Film: Second Eulogy: Mind the Gap

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Filmmaker Billy Gerard Frank tells the story of his father, weaving a tale of family, estrangement, memory, and loss to explore queer Caribbean identity in this short film (2019, 40 min.), which debuted at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Screening followed by a talkback with artist and activist Renee Cox, artist Christopher Udemezue, and the filmmaker, moderated by writer and curator Ebony L. Haynes. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.  

Poetry Reading

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8 pm

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Catch Brooklyn-based poets Osyris Antham, Chanice Hughes-Greenberg, and Cyrée Jarelle Johnson as they share their original work that centers themes of roots, resilience, and representation. Seating is limited and first come, first served

Music: Bri Blvck

Saturday, February 1, 2020
9 pm

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

Be electrified by violinist Bri Blvck as she plays her own unique and unparalleled sound: sultry neo soul with a mix of upbeat synth-filled hip-hop and R&B.