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November 5, 2016

Election Season

Music: Slavic Soul Party!

5:00 p.m.

Brooklyn-based Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party! performs a mixture of gypsy music, klezmer, funk, and New Orleans jazz. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series.

Curator Tour: I See Myself in You

6:00 p.m.

Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, shares insights into the ways contemporary artists in our collection use the body as a site of commonality, conflict, belonging, and difference.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join our teen Museum Apprentices for presidential pop-up talks exploring the most iconic works in our American Art galleries.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Did you know the history of political pins dates back to Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign in 1860? Show the world what you support by designing your own wearable campaign button.

Workshop: I Want a President…

6:30 p.m.

What do you want in a president? Update a 1992 text by artist and activist Zoe Leonard demanding an alternate vision for the U.S. presidency. Ideas can be shared at interactive stations throughout the Museum, and the workshop will bring these together to adapt her statement for 2016. Free tickets (40) at Admissions at 5:30 p.m.

Music: DJ Chela

7:00 p.m.

On the eve of the election, DJ Chela returns to Target First Saturday with another multifaceted performance, this time highlighting the crossover between dance and U.S. and global protest anthems.

Performance: Strip the Polls

8:00 p.m.

Brown Girls Burlesque returns in time for the election with Strip the Polls, a titillating examination of democracy and the most pressing issues of the upcoming election, from reproductive rights to gun control. Parental discretion advised. Free tickets (310) at Admissions at 7 p.m.

Comedy: Laugh the Vote

8:30 p.m.

Baratunde Thurston and the hosts of A&E’s “Black and White,” Sherrod Small and Christian Finnegan, tackle the upcoming election. Presented in partnership with NYLaughs.

Join us for Target First Saturdays and enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 p.m. Happy Hour is 4–6 p.m.

See the exhibition Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present at the discounted price of $10 (regularly $16) during Target First Saturdays (tickets only available on-site).

NOTE: Our fourth- and fifth-floor galleries close at 8 p.m., except Who Shot Sports.

The Norm is open all evening. BKM Café and Bowl have artist-created sandwiches, as well as salads, sweets, and beverages. Parking is a flat rate of $6 starting at 5 p.m. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 p.m.)

Some Target First Saturday programs take place in more intimate locations, so you’ll need a ticket. Lines often form one hour before ticket distribution at the Admissions Desk. Members can pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last. We do our best to keep listings as up-to-date as possible, but sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.

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