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February 4, 2023

Helmut Newton (German, 1920–2004). Photo shoot for the catalogue of the collection Lingerie Revisited Monaco, 1998; Lingerie Revisited collection; Prêt-à-porter, Fall/Winter 1998–99, 1998–99. Inkjet print, 32 11/16 × 24 7/16 in. (83 × 62 cm), framed. Courtesy and  © Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin

Member Morning: Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Saturday, February 4, 2023
10–11 am

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the first retrospective to explore the fascinating, edgy universe of the French designer and perfumer.

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Music: Jelani Akil Bauman

Saturday, February 4, 2023
5–6 pm

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

Hailing from New Orleans, trumpeter Jelani Akil Bauman comes from a long lineage of musicians who have shaped the culture of jazz in the United States.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, February 4, 2023
5–7 pm

Great Hall, 1st Floor, and Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Work with adidas S.E.E.D. (School for Experiential Education in Design) staff and Museum educators on sketching your own sneaker designs.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Saturday, February 4, 2023
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. This month, we are joined by Urban Outfitters, which celebrates Black History Month at a table stocked with exclusive collections from Ron Bass, Riveriswild, Oswin Benjamin, Electric Circus, and other designers. 

Signature Cocktail by Ode to Babel

Saturday, February 4, 2023
5–10 pm

Throughout the Museum

Enjoy a specialty cocktail that pays tribute to First Saturdays’ vibes, created by our local Crown Heights bar Ode to Babel.

Poetry: Supa Dupa Fresh

Saturday, February 4, 2023
6–8 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Poets Mahogany L. Browne, Adam Falkner, Rico Frederick, Jive Poetic, and Jon Sands host a special edition of the reading series Supa Dupa Fresh, with featured reader Jamaal St. John. Drop in to hear original work inspired by the theme of legacy, as well as music by Jive Poetic, who is also a DJ. Plus, snag the evening’s signature drink by Ode to Babel, a Crown Heights favorite and the monthly host of Supa Dupa Fresh.

Dance: A Mother’s Rite by Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project

Saturday, February 4, 2023
6–7:15 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Jeremy McQueen’s Emmy Award–winning Black Iris Project performs A Mother’s Rite, a ballet inspired by the countless Black mothers who have lost children to police brutality and racially targeted violence. Followed by a Q&A with McQueen and dancer Fana Tesfagiorgis.

Curator Talk: American Art

Saturday, February 4, 2023
6:30–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Curator Stephanie Sparling Williams explores the theme of legacy in a tour highlighting Black artists in the American Art galleries.

Music: Yaya Bey

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7–8 pm

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

Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Yaya Bey blends rhythm and blues with jazz, reggae, and Afrobeat. The music pays tribute to fed-up women everywhere through the themes of misogynoir, generational trauma, carefree romance, and self-love.

Music: The Lay Out

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7–10 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

The Lay Out, a community event formed during the pandemic, celebrates the legacy of making spaces for Black joy and creativity in Fort Greene Park. With DJ sets by Niara Sterling and Quiana Parks, and percussion by Frankie Malloy.

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:30–8:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Join teen staff for pop-up talks highlighting contemporary works by Black artists in the American Art galleries.

Music: Delmar Browne

Saturday, February 4, 2023
8–10 pm

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

Flatbush native and DJ Delmar Browne returns to First Saturdays with his signature mix of classic disco, house, funk, and soul.

Film: The Sound She Saw

Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:30–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Sound She Saw (Crystal Whaley, 2022, 51 min.) spotlights groundbreaking contemporary Black women photographers, revealing their histories and struggles while celebrating their work. The film also answers a compelling question: What happens when a Black woman photographer has the agency to reverse the gaze and see the world through her unique lens? The screening is followed by a talkback with the filmmaker and subjects.