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May 5, 2018

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Starting at 5 pm, please enter through our front entrance. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity. (To see David Bowie is, you must purchase tickets online in advance.)

Music: Batalá New York

5–6 pm

All female Afro-Brazilian drumline Batalá New York kicks off the night with samba-reggae beats.

Curator Tour

5:30–6:30 pm

Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, and Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, give a walkthrough of our special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Dance: Mujeres Valientes

6–7:30 pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana previews their upcoming show Mujeres Valientes, premiering at BAM later in May. Created by flamenco legend Belén Maya, it highlights individual Latin American women over the centuries who have challenged authority and fought ignorance, inequality, and injustice. Then, the company leads a flamenco workshop. All are welcome; no experience necessary.

Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Design a mask inspired by your cultural heritage and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985, using paint markers and exciting patterns. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.

Community Talk: Sylvia Rivera Law Project

6–7 pm

Learn about the life and work of Civil Rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera, and get involved in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s continued fight for the right of self-determination for all trans, intersex, and gender-nonconforming people of color. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

Candle Decorating: Colectiva Cósmica with Riobamba

6:30–9:30 pm

Decorate candles honoring women revolutionaries across the Americas in this collage workshop with feminist collective Colectiva Cósmica, featuring a set by Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ, and cultural activist Riobamba.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

7–8 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks highlighting two artworks in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.

Music: Combo Chimbita

7–8 pm

Combo Chimbita perform tropical-infused funk and soul with elements from around the world, including Colombian cumbia, 1970s funaná from Cape Verde, and kompa from Haiti, as well as salsa and reggae, mixing synth and guacharaca sounds.

Film: Talleres: Experimental Women Filmmakers from Latin America

8–9 pm

Catch rarely seen shorts by women filmmakers from Latin America, including experimental Super 8s by Puerto Rican artist Poli Marichal (whose work is featured in Radical Women), hosted by documentary filmmaker Jesse Lerner. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

Book Club: Marta Moreno Vega

8:30–9:30 pm

In her memoir When the Spirits Dance Mambo, Marta Moreno Vega captures the sights, sounds, and traditions of a Puerto Rican New Yorker growing up in East Harlem in the 1950s and 1960s. Space is limited and is first come, first served.

Music: Jarina De Marco

9–10 pm

Jarina De Marco blends international Latin American and electronic rhythms in futuristic anthems of self-determination and support for global resistance movements, with visuals by Screaming Horses. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 8 pm.

For twenty years, Target First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month, thanks to great programming and our great community. To ensure the safety of all of our visitors and to comply with city fire codes, starting at 5 pm, visitors should enter through the front of the Museum. Please keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity.

Join us for engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment every month (except September), 5–11 pm. NOTE: To see David Bowie is, purchase tickets online.

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

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.