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August 6, 2022

Virgil Abloh preparing for his Autumn–Winter 2019 Off-White Womenswear Runway Show. (Photo: Bogdan Plakov)

Member Morning: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Saturday, August 6, 2022
10–11 am

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of the exhibition.

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Visita Guiada: Algunas de Nuestras Piezas Favoritas

Saturday, August 6, 2022
1–2 pm

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Únete a uno de nuestros Guías A.R.T. en un recorrido guiado y gratuito por nuestras galerías. Nuestros guías compartirán algunas de sus obras favoritas y descubrirás porqué el Museo de Brooklyn es un lugar tan único.

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Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, August 6, 2022
2–3 pm

Check at Admissions for Locations

Learn more about key artworks throughout the Museum during free, short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with Museum admission.

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

Pop-Up Talks: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Saturday, August 6, 2022
3–4 pm

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Learn more about key artworks in the exhibition Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” during these short talks led by our A.R.T. Guides. Each conversation is repeated every 15 minutes. Free with exhibition admission. 

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Saturday, August 6, 2022
5–9:30 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

Music: Yasser Tejeda

Saturday, August 6, 2022
5–6 pm

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

Kick off the night with Afro-Dominican composer and vocalist Yasser Tejeda as he shares a unique fusion of Dominican folk music, jazz, and rock.

Music: DJ InO

Saturday, August 6, 2022
5–7 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Enjoy vibes while you shop at our Brooklyn Pop-Up Market with a set by DJ InO, playing a range of genres—from Afrobeat and amapiano to reggae, soca, and kompa.

Music: Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Orchestra

Saturday, August 6, 2022
5:30–6:30 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Join the Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Orchestra, a cornerstone of the West Indian Day Parade Carnival, as they perform on our plaza steps.

Book Club: The Power of Dignity

Saturday, August 6, 2022
6–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Judge Victoria Pratt discusses her new book, The Power of Dignity: How Transforming Justice Can Heal Our Communities, with Brooklyn Museum Deputy Director of Learning and Social Impact Adjoa Jones de Almeida. Through this conversation, they ask us to reconsider the role that healing and respect can play in our criminal justice system. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, August 6, 2022
6–8 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Create percussion instruments inspired by the music of the West Indian Day Parade (rain location: Education Gallery, 1st Floor).

Performance and Workshop: Lakay Se Lakay (Home is Home)

Saturday, August 6, 2022
6–7 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Choreographer Julio Jean and percussionist Okai Musik host a drum-and-dance performance and workshop that honor traditional Haitian culture and investigate notions of diaspora, identity, home, ritual, and artistic creation. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music: EYEWONDER

Saturday, August 6, 2022
6:30–8:30 pm

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

Brooklyn-based creative collective EYEWONDER takes over our lobby with dancehall, reggae, soul, house, and R&B hits from around the world.

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, August 6, 2022
7–8 pm

Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Teen apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks in Guadalupe Maravilla: Tierra Blanca Joven that focus on notions of family and belonging.

Music: Sabine Blaizin and Okai Musik

Saturday, August 6, 2022
8–10 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Welcome Sabine Blaizin and percussionist Okai Musik back to the Museum with a musical set that celebrates Haitian roots and house music, accompanied by vocalist Gabriel Brunot.

Music: DJ Ushka

Saturday, August 6, 2022
8:30–10 pm

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

Close out the evening with DJ Ushka playing a genre-blending set that honors the diverse immigrant and diasporic communities of New York City. 

Pop-Up Poetry

Saturday, August 6, 2022
8:30–9:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Drop by to hear original poetry by Sherese Francis, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Elisabet Velasquez, presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival.