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April 1, 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, April 1, 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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Visita Guiada: Algunas de Nuestras Piezas Favoritas

Saturday, April 1, 2023
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.

Gratis con entrada al museo.

Join one of our A.R.T. Guides for a free tour through our galleries. Our guides will share a few of their favorite artworks and explore what makes the Brooklyn Museum so unique.

Free with Museum admission.

Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, April 1, 2023
3–4 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.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Saturday, April 1, 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.

Music: Linda Diaz

Saturday, April 1, 2023
5–6 pm

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

Raised on the Lower East Side and the winner of NPR’s 2020 Tiny Desk Contest, Linda Diaz brings her lush jazz- and R&B-influenced sound to the Museum.

Hands-On Art: Blackout Poetry

Saturday, April 1, 2023
5–7 pm

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Inspired by Roberto Lugo’s Brooklyn Century Vase (2019), redact text to compose a blackout poem that explores your personal legacy.

Pop-Up Poetry: Belladonna*

Saturday, April 1, 2023
5:30–6:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Feminist collaborative Belladonna* invites poets Mirene Arsanios, Erica Hunt, and Celina Su to read their original work.

Film: Poetic Justice

Saturday, April 1, 2023
6–8 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Don’t miss a screening of this cult classic romantic drama (John Singleton, 1993, 109 min.), which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur and featuring poetry by Maya Angelou, the film is based on Tupac’s relationship with Ann Marie Adams, who frequented Brooklyn Moon Cafe in Fort Greene and studied at Brooklyn College. This program may not be suitable for all audiences.

Dance: Enter the Lite

Saturday, April 1, 2023
6–7 pm and 8:30–9 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Take part in an immersive, authentic litefeet dance experience curated by Mindlezz Thoughtz, featuring performances by Team Rocket, ARNSTAR, and Tah Swag.

Pop-Up Poetry: Empowerment Avenue

Saturday, April 1, 2023
7–8 pm

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

Empowerment Avenue, an organization dedicated to supporting incarcerated artists in getting their work into mainstream venues and contributing creatively to the abolition movement, invites poets to respond to the theme of “art and hip-hop.” This program features readings by Demetrius Buckley, April Harris, and Lucinda Karma.

Music: DJ Laylo

Saturday, April 1, 2023
7–10 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

DJ Laylo, host of A Party Called Rosie Perez, returns to First Saturday with her mix of salsa, merengue, and hip-hop influenced by her New York City upbringing.

Teen Talks

Saturday, April 1, 2023
7–8 pm

Arts of the Islamic World Galleries, 2nd Floor

Teen staff share highlights from the Arts of the Islamic World galleries, with a focus on works related to literary practices and poetry.

Music: Kala and The Lost Tribe

Saturday, April 1, 2023
7–8 pm

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

Multi-intrumentalist and poet Arianna “Kala” Brame honors the “Lost Tribe” of ancestors with a sound that includes influences from jazz and African percussion.

Music: #SampleSaleMusic

Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:30–10 pm

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

#SampleSaleMusic, curated by poet Tai Allen, celebrates jazz and hip-hop’s influence on music and culture. Expect to bob your head and dance to the DJ and live band!

Poetry Slam with DJ Jive Poetic

Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:30–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Poet and educator Jive Poetic, who has spun at Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Brooklyn Poetry Slam, helps close out the night with a special First Saturday Poetry Slam, last hosted in 2013.