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March 7, 2020

Geographies of Gender

Curator Tour: Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection

5–6 pm

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our special exhibition Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection with curators Catherine Morris and Carmen Hermo.

Music: Thelma

5–6 pm

Thelma infuses folk with electronic synth elements on their sophomore album The Only Thing, while shedding light on frontwoman Natasha Jean Jacobs’s experiences living with chronic pain and invisible illness.

Performance: YO, OBSOLETE

5:30–6:15 pm

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez presents YO, OBSOLETE, an autobiographical performance exploring gender, queerness, and childhood memories. Part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, a multisite, artist-run project curated by Katya Grokhovsky.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Create your own mini textile collages inspired by the works in Out of Place. Use different patterns, shapes, and materials to celebrate your personality. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Night Market

6–10 pm

Support local women and nonbinary artists and makers and shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from Brooklyn-based vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

Artist Talk: Naima Green

6–7 pm

Artist and educator Naima Green discusses her project Pur·suit—a playing card deck featuring portraits of queer women and trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people—with graphic designers Caroline Washington and Rin Kim Ni and artist Sable Elyse Smith. After the discussion, visitors are invited to play cards together. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Music: Ushamami

7–8 pm

Ushamami draws from their early musical experiences to imagine queer futures through a distinctive fusion of experimental pop, house music, and R&B.

Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

7:30–8:30 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about themes of gender and society in works on view in our Arts of Asia galleries.

Music: DJ Sabine Blaizin

8–10 pm

Revel in the pleasures of African diasporic music as DJ Sabine Blaizin brings us a taste of her upcoming EP Oyasound, spinning global soul, house, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian roots, and more.

Performance: Brown Girls Burlesque

8–9:30 pm

Brown Girls Burlesque presents “Black Femme Warrior,” an evening of theatrical burlesque honoring the spectrum of Black women who define their own place. Featuring performances by Hoodoo Hussy, Chicava Honeychild, Dakota Mayhem, Skye Syren, Genie Adagio, Delysia La Chatte, and Burgandy Jones. Adult content. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Poetry Reading: Belladonna*

8–9 pm

Brooklyn-based poets S*an D. Henry-Smith, Giannina Braschi, and Jesse Rice-Evans share their original work. Presented in partnership with Belladonna*, a feminist avant-garde collective that promotes the work of women and feminist writers. 50 free tickets in Poetry line at Admissions at 7 pm.

Performance: A Letter from Future Past (The Pacific)

8:30–9 pm

Hanae Utamura incorporates planetary and oceanic movement as well as spoken words into a multimedia performance focusing on the Pacific Ocean. Part of The Immigrant Artist Biennial, a multisite, artist-run project curated by Katya Grokhovsky.

Music: Sammus

9–10 pm

Rapper and producer Sammus weaves raw confessions, pro-weirdo anthems, and clever musings on modern life into a unique story about Black womanhood.

First Saturdays do not include entry to ticketed exhibitions.

For over twenty years, First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month. To ensure the safety of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, please enter through the front of the Museum. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except January and September), 5–11 pm.

Visit The Norm restaurant or our Café. Parking is a flat rate of $7 starting at 5 pm. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 pm.)

We are committed to making our galleries and programs accessible to everyone. To request accommodations, such as assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, or open captioning, contact us at

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation.