Skip Navigation

Today is First Saturday. We are open from 11 am to 11 pm.

Ebony G. Patterson. . . . they were just hanging out . . . you know . . . talking about . . . ( . . . when they grow up . . .), 2016. Beads, appliqués, fabric, glitter, buttons, costume jewelry, trimming, rhinestones, glue, digital prints. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © Ebony G. Patterson. Courtesy of the artist, Monique Meloche Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. (Photo: Adam Reich)

Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

February 10–July 7, 2024

Great Hall, 1st Floor
Skip timed entry with free Member tickets

Gordon Parks. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Lorna Simpson. Kehinde Wiley. Nina Chanel Abney. These names loom large in the past and present of art—as do many others in the collection of musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys. Expansive in their collecting habits, the Deans, both born and raised in New York, champion a philosophy of “artists supporting artists.” The first major exhibition of the Dean Collection, Giants showcases a focused selection from the couple’s world-class holdings. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation spotlights works by Black diasporic artists, part of our ongoing efforts to expand the art-historical narrative. 

“That’s what I enjoyed about this show: its big-hearted vibe, its generous spirit.”
“Moments like these ensure the continued prosperity of Black art.”
Artsy
“A celebration of Blackness and an ode to living life monumentally.”
Trailer | Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
Exhibition Highlights
Prev
/
Next

Derrick Adams. Woman in Grayscale (Alicia), 2017. Pigmented inkjet print. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © 2023 Derrick Adams Studio. (Photo: Glenn Steigelman)

Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys is organized by Kimberli Gant, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, and Indira A. Abiskaroon, Curatorial Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.