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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 happening!!! First Saturday Lite is coming to you for the first time from our plaza this afternoon! Enjoy a low-key...
05/01/2021

It’s happening!!! First Saturday Lite is coming to you for the first time from our plaza this afternoon! Enjoy a low-key, free outdoor afternoon with us, amplifying culture and community in our borough from 2-6 pm! See you there! 😉 https://bit.ly/3nyPGPK

Don’t forget to tag your photos with #mybkm so we can share like recent visitors @charlesington @hevabee @castro.psd @nneya @honorable_isaiah @leahstodart @lauch1708 @avalahbeauty @authenticgoodsofwestafrica (on IG)

04/29/2021
Art History Happy Hour: American Art

Learn about our Land Acknowledgment and reimagined American Art galleries, which open with an introduction to Lenapehoking, the ancestral homeland of the Lenape (Delaware) people—Brooklyn’s original inhabitants. Join Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, Arts of the Americas, and Joe Baker, co-founder and Executive Director of the Lenape Center, for a closer look at these projects and their role in our ongoing partnership with Lenape and Delaware leaders.

04/29/2021
First Saturday Lite: Community Care

Kick off our season of First Saturday Lite—a low-key, free outdoor afternoon on our plaza amplifying culture and community in our borough—this Saturday, May 1, from 2–6 pm! This month, we’ll be celebrating springtime abundance with art-making inspired by Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And and healing music from Gyal Tings Soundsystem, featuring Felukah, Shirine Saad, Boston Chery, and Illexxandra. Plus, shop and snack all day long at the Brooklyn Pop-Up market, which is spotlighting AAPI heritage and vendors who focus on wellness.

Learn more at Info: https://bit.ly/3nyPGPK!

#firstsaturdaysbkm

04/28/2021
BkM Art Hangout

Stop by BkM Art Hangout after school for a free virtual art-making session, designed for ages 9–14. Each week, our educators introduce a simple art project inspired by works in our collection, and set you up to keep the creativity flowing on your own. Share your finished projects with us on social media and use #BkMArtHangout to see other students’ work!

Known for appropriating cartoon characters in his paintings, KAWS uses subjects from popular children’s shows. The chara...
04/28/2021

Known for appropriating cartoon characters in his paintings, KAWS uses subjects from popular children’s shows. The characters suggest an element of childhood nostalgia, as KAWS loved cartoons growing up. KAWS has said about his art-making, “I do start with familiar things and that’s primarily to make the work more approachable for people—it’s an entry point.” In addition to representing KAWS’s desire to make his art accessible to a broad audience, these early paintings mark the beginning of his formal career as a painter and as an artist with a studio practice.

See these characters, and so much more, in KAWS: WHAT PARTY. Plan your visit today: https://bit.ly/kawsbkmtix

Photos: KAWS (American, born 1974). KAWSBOB 3, 2007. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Pharrell Williams. © KAWS; UNTITLED (KIMPSONS), 2004. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of Larry Warsh. © KAWS; CHUM (KCC6), 2019. Acrylic on canvas. © KAWS. (Photo: Farzad Owrang) #kawsbkm

There’s always something to see at the Brooklyn Museum! Why not bring a buddy next time you visit for maximum enjoyment?...
04/25/2021

There’s always something to see at the Brooklyn Museum! Why not bring a buddy next time you visit for maximum enjoyment?! After all, you do need someone to take your pictures. 😉 Don’t forget to tag #mybkm next time you post with us so we can share your photos!

📷 by recent visitors: @johnwithanaye @im_man_ie @fatherhoodislit @mey.0w @mang_theory @amymarieseidel @heatherh0 @geometric_3000 (on IG).

04/24/2021

Plan your visit to Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And and discover how the artist explores themes of fragmentation and hybridization throughout her artistic practice. For example, in her 1977 series “Cutting Out the New York Times,” O’Grady would take apart headlines from the Sunday edition of the newspaper and arrange them into poems, reconfiguring the context of the words to create evocative new meanings. O’Grady engaged thoughtfully with language in her art as well as in her work as a translator, writer, educator, and critic. The exhibition brings together nearly all of the artist’s major projects, spanning four decades and a variety of media, from text collage to video and performance art.

Book your tickets to #LorraineOGradyBKM via link in bio.

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than twenty local artisans at our weekly Pop-Up Market every Sunday from 10...
04/23/2021

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than twenty local artisans at our weekly Pop-Up Market every Sunday from 10:30 am–5:30 pm! Learn more about this weekend's market at https://bit.ly/3tKcJJJ.

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than twenty local artisans at our weekly Pop-Up Market every Sunday from 10:30 am–5:30 pm! Learn more about this weekend's market at https://bit.ly/3tKcJJJ.

This week’s #SupportBrooklyn highlights UpRose Bk , an intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, women of ...
04/23/2021

This week’s #SupportBrooklyn highlights UpRose Bk , an intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, women of color led, grassroots organization that promotes sustainability and resiliency through community organizing, education, leadership development and cultural/artistic expression in Brooklyn, NY.

“Sunset Park is a frontline BIPOC community of over 130,000 residents with overwhelming sources of pollution from 3 power plants in a ten-block radius, two solid waste transfer stations, the Gowanus Expressway (>200,000 cars and >25,000 diesel trucks daily), cement plants, brownfields, etc. For decades, UPROSE has been part of local, statewide, and national climate justice leadership - successfully creating community-led solutions and models for Just Transition. Our goal is to strengthen social cohesion and create a regenerative feminist economy grounded in racial justice and equity. A favorite Brooklyn memory of ours was after a seven-year fight against the multi-billion dollar private developer rezoning, UPROSE and the Sunset Park community celebrated the withdrawal of their rezoning application that would have rezoned 3.3 million square feet in NYC's largest Significant Maritime Industrial Area (SMIA) for luxury commercial, hotel, and entertainment uses.UPROSE's community-led alternative proposal- the Green Resilient Industrial District, is a comprehensive plan to bring mandated public investment for the green re-industrialization of Sunset Park and create thousands of local, well-paid, and accessible climate jobs in the community.”

For more information, please visit us at www.uprose.org, thank you!

UPROSE
Website: www.uprose.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 718 492 9307
Location: 462 36th st, Suite 3A, Brooklyn NY 11232.
Facebook: UpRose Bk
Instagram: @uprosebrooklyn
Twitter: @UPROSE

** #SupportBrooklyn is a moment every other week where we highlight one of our favorite Brooklyn businesses and organizations. This series gives a voice to places that enrich the Brooklyn experience through their mission, spirit, and service. We’re in a moment of great uncertainty and the last year has been a difficult one for all—especially small businesses. So what a better way to spread some love than to give some love to our favorite Brooklyn spots!?

04/21/2021
BkM Art Hangout

Stop by BkM Art Hangout after school for a free virtual art-making session, designed for ages 9–14. Each week, our educators introduce a simple art project inspired by works in our collection, and set you up to keep the creativity flowing on your own. Share your finished projects with us and use #BkMArtHangout to see other students’ work!

In 1997, KAWS made the first of many trips to Tokyo, Japan. The network of relationships he formed there, as well as his...
04/21/2021

In 1997, KAWS made the first of many trips to Tokyo, Japan. The network of relationships he formed there, as well as his exposure to the subculture of otaku—devotees of Japanese cartoon culture including manga and anime—made an enormous impact on his artistic development. His experience there also heightened his awareness of the ability of cartoon characters to communicate across language barriers, evident in the ubiquity of The Simpsons merchandise. Although KAWS didn't speak Japanese, he observed, for example, that there was a shared experience through the sitcom's father figure: "You know Homer, I know Homer. We might not be able to have a meaningful conversation, but to all of us, it's still Homer".

Plan your visit to KAWS: WHAT PARTY today: https://bit.ly/kawsbkmtix

Photo: Installation view, #kawsbkm, Brooklyn Museum, February 26–September 5, 2021. (Photo: Michael Biondo)

In 1997, KAWS made the first of many trips to Tokyo, Japan. The network of relationships he formed there, as well as his exposure to the subculture of otaku—devotees of Japanese cartoon culture including manga and anime—made an enormous impact on his artistic development. His experience there also heightened his awareness of the ability of cartoon characters to communicate across language barriers, evident in the ubiquity of The Simpsons merchandise. Although KAWS didn't speak Japanese, he observed, for example, that there was a shared experience through the sitcom's father figure: "You know Homer, I know Homer. We might not be able to have a meaningful conversation, but to all of us, it's still Homer".

Plan your visit to KAWS: WHAT PARTY today: https://bit.ly/kawsbkmtix

Photo: Installation view, #kawsbkm, Brooklyn Museum, February 26–September 5, 2021. (Photo: Michael Biondo)

As we continue to experience escalating violence, racism, and divisiveness sweeping our nation—all amid a global pandemi...
04/20/2021

As we continue to experience escalating violence, racism, and divisiveness sweeping our nation—all amid a global pandemic and as the country awaits justice for George Floyd in a historic verdict—many of us are seeking ways to come together and process feelings of distress and anxiety. The Museum’s outdoor public spaces, including our plaza and front steps, are open and available to our neighbors to gather safely—to organize, reflect, and replenish. We are sending care and love to our Brooklyn Museum communities.

As we continue to experience escalating violence, racism, and divisiveness sweeping our nation—all amid a global pandemic and as the country awaits justice for George Floyd in a historic verdict—many of us are seeking ways to come together and process feelings of distress and anxiety. The Museum’s outdoor public spaces, including our plaza and front steps, are open and available to our neighbors to gather safely—to organize, reflect, and replenish. We are sending care and love to our Brooklyn Museum communities.

Thursday Virtual Family Adventures: Blossoming are all about spring! Families with young artists ages 4–8 are invited to...
04/20/2021

Thursday Virtual Family Adventures: Blossoming are all about spring! Families with young artists ages 4–8 are invited to join us at either 1 pm or 4 pm every Thursday, and discover artworks and art projects that highlight flowers, blooms, and new beginnings. Visit https://bit.ly/3qpHAsM to register for free!

Virtual Family Adventures. (Photo: Family of Aria)

Thursday Virtual Family Adventures: Blossoming are all about spring! Families with young artists ages 4–8 are invited to join us at either 1 pm or 4 pm every Thursday, and discover artworks and art projects that highlight flowers, blooms, and new beginnings. Visit https://bit.ly/3qpHAsM to register for free!

Virtual Family Adventures. (Photo: Family of Aria)

#BKMPicks: This year, Frieze New York will pay Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project, an initiative dedicated to exami...
04/19/2021

#BKMPicks: This year, Frieze New York will pay Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project, an initiative dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The complete calendar of events and talks – including how to attend – and a listing of exhibitions, texts and artist initiatives will be available ahead of the fair on frieze.com.

#BKMPicks: This year, Frieze New York will pay Tribute to the Vision & Justice Project, an initiative dedicated to examining art’s central role in understanding the relationship between race and citizenship in the United States. The complete calendar of events and talks – including how to attend – and a listing of exhibitions, texts and artist initiatives will be available ahead of the fair on frieze.com.

Experience Lorraine O'Grady's first retrospective remotely with a guided tour via Zoom. We'll take you on a virtual trip...
04/19/2021

Experience Lorraine O'Grady's first retrospective remotely with a guided tour via Zoom. We'll take you on a virtual trip through our galleries using prepared still images, and encourage lively discussion with ample opportunities for questions and answers. Tours are perfect for adult groups of 10-40 participants. Plan your Virtual Group Tour today at https://bit.ly/3qERJDe.

Experience Lorraine O'Grady's first retrospective remotely with a guided tour via Zoom. We'll take you on a virtual trip through our galleries using prepared still images, and encourage lively discussion with ample opportunities for questions and answers. Tours are perfect for adult groups of 10-40 participants. Plan your Virtual Group Tour today at https://bit.ly/3qERJDe.

Opening May 14, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time centers artists of color a...
04/16/2021

Opening May 14, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time centers artists of color and draws examples from our collection of contemporary art to contemplate the profound disruption that occurred in 2020. Borrowing its title from an aeronautical term that refers to the pull of the current left in the wake of a large and powerful object, the exhibition examines the placement and displacement of power that runs through American history and continues today. In 2020's slipstream, the confluence of the devastating effects of the pandemic, civil unrest across the United States, a contested presidential election, and unchecked climate change will continue to shape conversations about the state of the nation and world. The exhibition seeks to hold space for individuals to find their feelings of fear, grief, vulnerability, anger, isolation, and despair—as well as joy, determination, and love—reflected in art.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/32dBqSI.

Opening May 14, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time centers artists of color and draws examples from our collection of contemporary art to contemplate the profound disruption that occurred in 2020. Borrowing its title from an aeronautical term that refers to the pull of the current left in the wake of a large and powerful object, the exhibition examines the placement and displacement of power that runs through American history and continues today. In 2020's slipstream, the confluence of the devastating effects of the pandemic, civil unrest across the United States, a contested presidential election, and unchecked climate change will continue to shape conversations about the state of the nation and world. The exhibition seeks to hold space for individuals to find their feelings of fear, grief, vulnerability, anger, isolation, and despair—as well as joy, determination, and love—reflected in art.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/32dBqSI.

One of KAWS’s ad interventions includes an ad that pays homage to artist and activist Keith Haring, who in the 1980s mad...
04/14/2021

One of KAWS’s ad interventions includes an ad that pays homage to artist and activist Keith Haring, who in the 1980s made chalk drawings on the black paper rectangles tiles used to cover expired ads in subway stations, and who, like KAWS, wanted to share his work with the broadest possible audience.

KAWS: WHAT PARTY is on view through September 5. Plan your visit at https://bit.ly/kawsbkmtix.

Photo: KAWS (American, born 1974). UNTITLED (HARING), 1997. Acrylic on existing advertising poster. © KAWS. (Photo: Farzad Owrang)
#kawsbkm

One of KAWS’s ad interventions includes an ad that pays homage to artist and activist Keith Haring, who in the 1980s made chalk drawings on the black paper rectangles tiles used to cover expired ads in subway stations, and who, like KAWS, wanted to share his work with the broadest possible audience.

KAWS: WHAT PARTY is on view through September 5. Plan your visit at https://bit.ly/kawsbkmtix.

Photo: KAWS (American, born 1974). UNTITLED (HARING), 1997. Acrylic on existing advertising poster. © KAWS. (Photo: Farzad Owrang)
#kawsbkm

Drop by our plaza on Sunday afternoon from 2–4 pm to hear Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra's first live performance in over a...
04/13/2021

Drop by our plaza on Sunday afternoon from 2–4 pm to hear Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra's first live performance in over a year, featuring a family-friendly selection conducted by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan. While you enjoy the music, be sure to also peruse a selection of one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans at our Pop-Up Market!

Drop by our plaza on Sunday afternoon from 2–4 pm to hear Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra's first live performance in over a year, featuring a family-friendly selection conducted by Associate Conductor Felipe Tristan. While you enjoy the music, be sure to also peruse a selection of one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans at our Pop-Up Market!

It’s been a little over a month since #KAWSBKM opened and we are loving all of the awesome photos from your visits! If y...
04/11/2021

It’s been a little over a month since #KAWSBKM opened and we are loving all of the awesome photos from your visits! If you haven’t seen the show yet, make sure to book your tickets before the end of summer! #mybkm Photos by @mia.saade @saraharison @oh_anthonio @antonellas07 @shesimone @westindianroots @lovejonespr @showcasemontana @izi3500 @joanna.g23 (on IG).

04/09/2021
KAWS: WHAT PARTY Virtual Group Tours

Can’t make the trip to Brooklyn? Book a Virtual Group Tour and enjoy KAWS: WHAT PARTY with friends and family from the comfort of your own homes! Perfect for adult groups of 10–40 participants, virtual visits are led by Museum Guides and feature a video walkthrough of the exhibition and lively discussion along the way. Book your tour at http://bit.ly/virtualtoursbkm.

Video by SandenWolff
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