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July 6, 2019

Visualizing Independence

Curator Tour: Garry Winogrand: Color

5–6 pm

Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography, gives an in-depth look at Garry Winogrand: Color.


Hands-On Art

6–8 pm

Get camera-ready by creating your own wearable art, inspired by works in Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall and our collection. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.


Book Club: Black Joy and Resistance

6–7:30 pm

Join Adrienne Waheed, author of the critically acclaimed Black Joy and Resistance (2018), and artist Zun-Lee as they discuss the photographer’s role in resistance and self-determination. Moderated by Delphine Fawundu, co-founder of MFON. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


Teen Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30–7:30 pm

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about photographs on view in Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha.


Film: Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

8–10 pm

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable (Sasha Waters Freyer, 2018, 90 min.) tells Winogrand’s story through interviews with curators and contemporaries, plus images from the thousands of undeveloped rolls of film discovered after his death. Followed by a talkback with curators Drew Sawyer and Susan Kismaric. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.


Music: Snips

8–10 pm

Snips spins a set ranging from hip-hop and house to soul, jazz, and funk. Rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor


Community Talk: Lesbian Herstory Archives

8:30–9:30 pm

Coordinators from the Lesbian Herstory Archives discuss the challenges of portraying lesbian lives and activism, while highlighting individuals, organizations, and the role of visual material in showcasing the power of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


Poetry Reading: Cave Canem

8:30–9:30 pm

Hear readings by JP Howard, Raven Jackson, and Trace DePass as they respond to themes in Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets. Seating is limited and first come, first served.


Music: Cumbia River Band

9–10 pm

Dance and celebrate as Cumbia River Band plays music drawn from a festive repertoire of Colombian cumbia and riverside music.


For 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 $6 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 access@brooklynmuseum.org.

Have a performance, film, or activity you’d like to present? Submit a proposal or get in touch with us at public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

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

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