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Its world-renowned permanent collections range from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Our mission is to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities.

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It’s been a week since #DiorDesignerofDreams opened and we just can’t get enough! With objects drawn primarily from the ...
09/19/2021

It’s been a week since #DiorDesignerofDreams opened and we just can’t get enough! With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, this exhibition presents a wide array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, and accessories, and features works from the Museum’s collection. Grab tickets for this must-see show while you still can! https://bit.ly/3AGWiSl #mybkm

Photos by: @ju_0s2 @gi_nicolozzi @ingridsilva @0h_unter @yeemarashid @ssongji0106 @sullybonnelly @lucetyc @mugua7 (on IG).

09/19/2021
MTV x Brooklyn Museum Art Breaks:

After a quick hiatus for the Video Music Awards, we are back for our fifth and final week of Art Breaks brought to you with our partners MTV! This week’s video was created by John Akomfrah, artist and filmmaker, whose work often investigates race, memory, post-colonialism, and the experiences of migrant diasporas globally. This work, Vertigo Dreams (2021), narrates an ‘impossible history’ of racial slavery through a fictionalized autobiography of a subject in a very real photograph in the collection of Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology collections: Renty, an enslaved person of African descent in South Carolina, 1850.

Don’t forget to see this video in Times Square at 1515 Broadway and check out the full length videos on MTV and their sister networks!

09/18/2021
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. Step inside with curator Florence Müller, exhibition scenographer Nathalie Crinière, and Matthew Yokobosky, Brooklyn Museum’s Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, and get a sneak peek at how this world-renowned show came together in Brooklyn. ⁠

See it for yourself through February 20. Visit bit.ly/diorbkm to purchase your tickets today. #DiorDesignerofDreams⁠

Video courtesy of Dior

Hey NYC Teens—The last day to apply for this year's BkM Teens Museum Apprentice Program is Sunday, September 19! Get pai...
09/17/2021

Hey NYC Teens—The last day to apply for this year's BkM Teens Museum Apprentice Program is Sunday, September 19! Get paid while immersing yourself in art and art history, and learn about museum education while creating your own lessons for audiences of all ages and abilities. Learn more and apply today at https://bit.ly/3AvbHoF.

Photo: Emma Buhain, 2018

Hey NYC Teens—The last day to apply for this year's BkM Teens Museum Apprentice Program is Sunday, September 19! Get paid while immersing yourself in art and art history, and learn about museum education while creating your own lessons for audiences of all ages and abilities. Learn more and apply today at https://bit.ly/3AvbHoF.

Photo: Emma Buhain, 2018

How can we memorialize and visualize the extraordinary loss of life caused by COVID-19, even as it continues to rage thr...
09/17/2021

How can we memorialize and visualize the extraordinary loss of life caused by COVID-19, even as it continues to rage throughout the world? In A Crack in the Hourglass, media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer responds with a participatory, transitory “anti-monument” for the time of the pandemic and the ways it has halted public rituals of mourning. ⁠

Beginning October 29, the public can participate by submitting photographs of loved ones lost to COVID-19 to www.acrackinthehourglass.net, accompanied by a personalized dedication, and watch in-gallery or via livestream as a modified robotic plotter deposits grains of hourglass sand onto a black stage to recreate the image. After each portrait is completed, it is slowly erased by gravity. The entire process is archived on the website, and the same sand is then recycled into the next portrait, forming a limitless number of memorials and emphasizing the collective and ongoing nature of the pandemic.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3nyjYEB.

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Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (born Mexico City, 1967). Documentation of memorial for Manuel Felguérez Barra in A Crack in the Hourglass, 2020–ongoing. Sand, glass, robotic platform, cameras, computers, OpenFrameworks software, lights, anodized aluminum base, 3-D–printed polymer head, electronic circuit, tubes, funnels, plastic valves, website. Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

How can we memorialize and visualize the extraordinary loss of life caused by COVID-19, even as it continues to rage throughout the world? In A Crack in the Hourglass, media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer responds with a participatory, transitory “anti-monument” for the time of the pandemic and the ways it has halted public rituals of mourning. ⁠

Beginning October 29, the public can participate by submitting photographs of loved ones lost to COVID-19 to www.acrackinthehourglass.net, accompanied by a personalized dedication, and watch in-gallery or via livestream as a modified robotic plotter deposits grains of hourglass sand onto a black stage to recreate the image. After each portrait is completed, it is slowly erased by gravity. The entire process is archived on the website, and the same sand is then recycled into the next portrait, forming a limitless number of memorials and emphasizing the collective and ongoing nature of the pandemic.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3nyjYEB.

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Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (born Mexico City, 1967). Documentation of memorial for Manuel Felguérez Barra in A Crack in the Hourglass, 2020–ongoing. Sand, glass, robotic platform, cameras, computers, OpenFrameworks software, lights, anodized aluminum base, 3-D–printed polymer head, electronic circuit, tubes, funnels, plastic valves, website. Courtesy of Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. © Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

In just two short weeks, Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive opens debuting eleven new artworks, in conversation with key work...
09/16/2021

In just two short weeks, Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive opens debuting eleven new artworks, in conversation with key works made by the Brooklyn artist since 2017. For several of these works, Khan collaborated with museum conservator Victoria Schussler and curator Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım to stage intercessions with objects from our Arts of Islamic World collection. The series’s title “Law of Antiquities” refers to relatively recent global regulations that safeguard cultural objects—such as the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict—but do not afford individuals and communities that same protection. It also refers to guidelines prescribed by Brooklyn Museum conservators for interacting with the artworks, around which Khan constructed the project’s rules of engagement.

See this series and more on October 1, when Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive opens, presented as part of the UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. Details at https://bit.ly/khanbkm

Photos by Willa Cosinuke, Sarah DeSantis, and Carmen Hermo

Two decades later, in a time of reckoning for institutions and as controversies increasingly shape the art and museum fi...
09/15/2021

Two decades later, in a time of reckoning for institutions and as controversies increasingly shape the art and museum fields, the SENSATION exhibition takes on new resonance. On September 23, join former director Arnold Lehman and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, for a timely conversation about Lehman’s long-awaited book, which presents his personal account of the controversy and the Museum’s bitter fight with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Walker and Lehman ask how this critical case study in First Amendment rights changed how we think about the issues of freedom of speech and artistic expression that continue to be debated today.

For tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/3z5r45y.
Presented by Bank of America and @PEN America

Two decades later, in a time of reckoning for institutions and as controversies increasingly shape the art and museum fields, the SENSATION exhibition takes on new resonance. On September 23, join former director Arnold Lehman and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, for a timely conversation about Lehman’s long-awaited book, which presents his personal account of the controversy and the Museum’s bitter fight with New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Walker and Lehman ask how this critical case study in First Amendment rights changed how we think about the issues of freedom of speech and artistic expression that continue to be debated today.

For tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/3z5r45y.
Presented by Bank of America and @PEN America

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra  returns to our plaza on Sunday, September 19 from 2–4 pm for a festive, family-friendly...
09/14/2021
Brooklyn Museum: Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra returns to our plaza on Sunday, September 19 from 2–4 pm for a festive, family-friendly afternoon of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Copland, and Tchaikovsky.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

We’ve been loving all of your presidential portrait poses with the former President and First Lady! The Obama Portraits ...
09/12/2021

We’ve been loving all of your presidential portrait poses with the former President and First Lady! The Obama Portraits Tour is selling out fast so make sure to grab tickets while you still can. https://bit.ly/3DIGoso #ObamaPortraitsTour #mybkm

Photos by: @rcembalest @not.nadal @suezzi @allanlee39 @evinascott @stancherian @margaretrussell @tequila_lamar @hsl4 @sarabritoofficial (on IG).

Today we remember the lives of those who perished or suffered following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Twe...
09/11/2021

Today we remember the lives of those who perished or suffered following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Twenty years later, our city and country are still experiencing the devastating effects of these powerful events.

In commemoration, we look toward a potent work by Michael Richards, an artist who was killed during the attacks as he was working in his studio on the 92nd floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. During his short career, Richards often created work related to the struggles and triumphs of African Americans—including the sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black aviators who during World War II became the country’s first Black military pilots. Featured here, Richards fabricated Untitled (Free F’All) by creating a fiberglass mold of his own body, and then pierced it with nails. The work commemorates the dedication of those who work to ensure our safety, the inequities within our country, and the loss of life in the past, present, and future.

Please join us as we take a moment to reflect on the profound impact this catastrophic event has made on those we lost, their families, and the country.

Michael Richards (American, 1963-2001). [Untitled] (Free F'All), 1997. Fiberglass and resin with iron oxide. Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in honor of Michael Richards, 2007.20. © Estate of Michael Richards

Today we remember the lives of those who perished or suffered following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Twenty years later, our city and country are still experiencing the devastating effects of these powerful events.

In commemoration, we look toward a potent work by Michael Richards, an artist who was killed during the attacks as he was working in his studio on the 92nd floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. During his short career, Richards often created work related to the struggles and triumphs of African Americans—including the sacrifices of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of Black aviators who during World War II became the country’s first Black military pilots. Featured here, Richards fabricated Untitled (Free F’All) by creating a fiberglass mold of his own body, and then pierced it with nails. The work commemorates the dedication of those who work to ensure our safety, the inequities within our country, and the loss of life in the past, present, and future.

Please join us as we take a moment to reflect on the profound impact this catastrophic event has made on those we lost, their families, and the country.

Michael Richards (American, 1963-2001). [Untitled] (Free F'All), 1997. Fiberglass and resin with iron oxide. Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift in honor of Michael Richards, 2007.20. © Estate of Michael Richards

Starting today visitors can now explore all five floors of the Museum and enjoy indoor dining at The Norm and in our Caf...
09/10/2021

Starting today visitors can now explore all five floors of the Museum and enjoy indoor dining at The Norm and in our Cafe. In celebration, we’re hosting a weekend of events dedicated to our community! ⁠

Programming begins this evening with a special conversation in The Obama Portraits Tour for English language learners, and continues on Saturday with curator talks across our galleries and a family art activity exploring East Asian ceramics. In honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, we’ll also be holding a meditative morning of yoga for those looking to rest and reflect and we’ll be hosting various conversations in The Slipstream, an exhibition that seeks to hold space for individuals to find their feelings of fear, grief, vulnerability, anger, isolation, and despair—as well as contemplation, love, and healing. Closing out the weekend, return on Sunday for our weekly pop-up market, as well as another family art activity and gallery tours throughout the day.⁠

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3mKw5Oo.

Some programs require a ticket. All visitors 12+ must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required.

Starting today visitors can now explore all five floors of the Museum and enjoy indoor dining at The Norm and in our Cafe. In celebration, we’re hosting a weekend of events dedicated to our community! ⁠

Programming begins this evening with a special conversation in The Obama Portraits Tour for English language learners, and continues on Saturday with curator talks across our galleries and a family art activity exploring East Asian ceramics. In honor of the 20th anniversary of September 11, we’ll also be holding a meditative morning of yoga for those looking to rest and reflect and we’ll be hosting various conversations in The Slipstream, an exhibition that seeks to hold space for individuals to find their feelings of fear, grief, vulnerability, anger, isolation, and despair—as well as contemplation, love, and healing. Closing out the weekend, return on Sunday for our weekly pop-up market, as well as another family art activity and gallery tours throughout the day.⁠

Learn more at https://bit.ly/3mKw5Oo.

Some programs require a ticket. All visitors 12+ must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required.

Judy Chicago, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Samira Nasr will soon fill these in The Dinner Party for Virtual Brooklyn Talks: ...
09/10/2021

Judy Chicago, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Samira Nasr will soon fill these in The Dinner Party for Virtual Brooklyn Talks: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Judy Chicago.

Tune in live at 1pm on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/brooklynmuseum

Judy Chicago, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Samira Nasr will soon fill these in The Dinner Party for Virtual Brooklyn Talks: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Judy Chicago.

Tune in live at 1pm on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/brooklynmuseum

Say bonjour to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams which opens today at Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is a breathtaking...
09/10/2021

Say bonjour to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams which opens today at Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is a breathtaking look at the history and legacy of one of the most important fashion houses in the world. With hundreds of pieces drawn from the Dior archives, many on view for the first time, the presentation also juxtaposes select objects from the Museum’s own collection. Come visit our completely transformed Beaux-Arts Court and experience the splendor and glamour of over seven decades of the House ofDior —head to our link in bio to book your tickets today. ⁠

Book your tickets today at https://bit.ly/diorbkm
#diordesignerofdreams

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (Composite scan: Katerina Jebb)

Say bonjour to Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams which opens today at Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is a breathtaking look at the history and legacy of one of the most important fashion houses in the world. With hundreds of pieces drawn from the Dior archives, many on view for the first time, the presentation also juxtaposes select objects from the Museum’s own collection. Come visit our completely transformed Beaux-Arts Court and experience the splendor and glamour of over seven decades of the House ofDior —head to our link in bio to book your tickets today. ⁠

Book your tickets today at https://bit.ly/diorbkm
#diordesignerofdreams

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). Bar suit, afternoon ensemble with an ecru natural shantung jacket and black pleated wool crepe skirt. Haute Couture Spring–Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. (Composite scan: Katerina Jebb)

Dust off that yoga mat, and meet us on the plaza steps on Saturday for a morning of outdoor yoga and meditation, open to...
09/09/2021

Dust off that yoga mat, and meet us on the plaza steps on Saturday for a morning of outdoor yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Head to https://bit.ly/3l0KF1H for tickets!

Dust off that yoga mat, and meet us on the plaza steps on Saturday for a morning of outdoor yoga and meditation, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Head to https://bit.ly/3l0KF1H for tickets!

We’re putting the final touches on Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Opening this Friday, September 10, you’ll soon be...
09/07/2021

We’re putting the final touches on Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. Opening this Friday, September 10, you’ll soon be able to experience a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection.

Visit bit.ly/diorbkm to purchase your tickets today.
#DiorDesignerofDreams

Photos: Tiffany Nicholson, courtesy Dior

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