All posts by Maya Valladares

Maya Valladares

Maya Valladares, Gallery/Studio Coordinator, joined the Museum in 2008. She has worked as a studio teacher, a museum educator, a community organizer, and a freelance artist. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and she is thankful that she works in a museum where new ideas and inspiration never run dry.

Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971). A Little Taste Outside of Love, 2007

What is hands-on art history?

This fall, for the first time since the program began, Gallery/Studio is going to offer a class in art history… sort of. We refer to…

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Keith Haring Journal

Doodling as Communication

One of my favorite discoveries since Keith Haring: 1978-1982 opened is how much Haring thought. Journals dating back as far as his middle school years…

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What’s Behind the Green Doors?

On the first floor of the Museum, if you look to your left while waiting for the double elevators, you will notice two wide green…

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Drop-in Drawing Workshops

It’s important to draw in the Museum

Sculptors and painters draw constantly. Architects, botanists, designers, and many a traveling student have been known to constantly have a sketchbook in hand. But what…

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Inside the Staff Show

On May 4, the Brooklyn Museum’s staff show opened to a group of staff, family and friends. Though the show is not open to the…

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