Bloomberg Connects at the Brooklyn Museum
Whether you never skip a label, plan as you wander, or need to
know more before you go, we’ve got you covered with the free digital guides and behind-the-scenes content available now on Bloomberg Connects.
Now, you can explore the 5,500 years worth of human creativity available at the Brooklyn Museum within the app. If you’re planning to use the audio guides during your visit, we recommend bringing a pair of headphones for the best experience. #BloombergConnects
App Store: https://apple.co/3DWSQW8
Google Play: http://bit.ly/3AeH4pk
Coming Soon... Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
In just two weeks, we will welcome you to Thierry Mugler: Couturissime. 🪡
In addition to haute couture designs, stage costumes, photography, films, and unpublished archives, this presentation expands on previous exhibitions in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and France to introduce an entirely new section dedicated to fragrance. With a wide-ranging career that spanned five decades and has been immortalized in music, film, fashion, design, and culture at-large, Thierry Mugler’s work continues to influence new generations.
Plan your visit to see #Couturissime between November 18 and May 7, 2023.
🎥 Prêt-à-Porter Fall/Winter 1995–96 collection (“Cirque d’Hiver”) and Haute couture Spring/Summer 1997 collection (“Les Insectes”). Courtesy of Mugler Archives and Videopolis
First Saturday: Joyful Resistance on November 5
We’re still celebrating. Now that the Arts of the Islamic World and Arts of South Asia galleries are reopened, we are leaning into the occasion for a night of music, dance, and poetry amplifying artists of the SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) diaspora.
Join us on November 5 at 5 pm for #FirstSaturdaysBkM. First Saturday is a free event, we just ask that you register in advance. Admission is subject to capacity at the time of arrival.
What's Happening in November?
Conversation on the climate crisis, salsa dancing and live music, a day of intergenerational inspiration with The Meteor, and a celebration of Virgil Abloh’s approach to architecture in the SOCIAL SCULPTURE.
These are just some of the events coming up in November at the Museum. RSVP or get tickets: https://bit.ly/34QgwKI
Brooklyn Talks: Artists and Activists on Climate Grief
Next week, on November 3, #BkMTalks will focus on strategies for addressing climate change and advancing environmental justice across art, social practice, policy, and grassroots organizing. Our guests will include:
🌊 Duke Riley
🌳 Kizzy Charles-Guzman
🍂 Nocturnal Medicine’s Larissa Belicic and Michelle Shofet
🌎 Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Get your ticket: https://bit.ly/3TFGkAX
Virgil Abloh Collaborators in "Figures of Speech"
We invited some of Abloh’s collaborators—Antwaun Sargent, Shayne Oliver, Tyler Mitchell, and Samir Bantal—to speak with us in the "SOCIAL SCULPTURE" about the artwork and personal connections to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech
Watch more of our #VirgilAblohBkM exhibition videos and plan your visit today at bit.ly/VirgilAblohBkM!
Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" through January 29, 2023
“For me, design is about whatever I find is worthy to tell a story about,” said Virgil Abloh.
Experience Abloh’s storytelling through design, fashion, architecture, music, and collaborations from his career in #VirgilAblohBkM through January 29, 2023.
Major support provided by Nordstrom and Northern Trust. Additional support provided by Braun.
What's Happening in October?
Quality exhibitions aren’t the only things we are curating this fall. Here’s a look at some of the programs—like #BkMReads, #VirgilAblohBkM SOCIAL SCULPTURE, and #BkMTalks—taking place in October.
See the full calendar as well as what we have on view at the link below!
Praise for Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"
“Like Abloh, the exhibit defies convention,” says TIME.
Welcoming you all to this survey Virgil Abloh’s career has been a highlight of the summer.
Experience #VirgilAblohBkM through January 29, 2023.
Unveiling Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
Now Open… Arts of Asia and the Islamic World. 🌏⛩️
“I want [visitors] to feel that these objects can talk to them, that they can relate to these things,” says former curator of Islamic Art, Ayşin Yoltar-Yildirim. “You can then see, well after all, this culture is not too foreign to me. I want to focus on what combines us.”
Displayed on the second floor of the Museum, the new permanent home for the Arts of Asia and the Islamic World creates cross-cultural dialogue amongst collections that haven’t been on view together in over ten years. Experience the encyclopedic scope and diversity of these galleries featuring the newly installed Arts of South Asia and Arts of the Islamic World.
Find out more about #BkMArtsofAsia and #BkMIslamicWorldArts: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions
BkM Voices, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” (Part 1)
As someone who reshaped how we understand the role of fashion, art, design, and music in contemporary culture, Virgil Abloh’s impact is exponential.
Hear what our visitors have to say about #VirgilAblohBkM as well as Abloh’s influence on the ways we create and collaborate.
First Saturday: Our Historias Are Many
Our “histories” + “stories” = “historias.” This Saturday, October 1 from 5–10 pm will be a celebration of Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQ+ History Month at First Saturday.
The night couldn’t be complete without:
Balmir Dance Society
Beatriz Yanes Martinez
Brooklyn Pop-Up Market
La Banda Chuska
Strings N Skins
Tonya Cherie Hegamin
First Saturdays is a free event, we just ask that you register in advance. Admission is subject to capacity at the time of arrival.
90 Seconds with Mona Chalabi
Nothing beats New York in the fall. Even with today being the Autumn Equinox and temperatures cooling down, on our stoop you’ll feel less heat than you would just ten blocks east or west because the surrounding trees are lowering the temperature.
We spoke with Mona Chalabi about her ambitions for “The Gray-Green Divide” and transforming data from New York City Department of Parks & Recreation into colorful, illustrative visualizations that engage us in confronting truths about inequities in our borough and about who has access to green space.
Visit Mona Chalabi: The Gray-Green Divide through the fall.
Brooklyn Reads: Queer Reflections on Horror
“Horror movies have a long and sometimes fraught history when it comes to marginalized folks, but it’s also a genre that is rich with subversion,” writes Sarah Neilson for Them. “[It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror] is perfect for exploring the queerness of horror through a kaleidoscopic lens.”
On Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm, we’ll be joined by Carmen Maria Machado and Sarah Fonseca for readings of their respective essays, as well as a performance by resident “femmecee” Miss Malice.
Tickets are $25.95 and include a copy of the book. Tickets without the book are $16 ($14 for Members).
Artists Ball After Party on April 12 at 9 pm
Dress like a star, and join us for the return of Brooklyn’s hottest party!
This not-to-be-missed event features a DJ set by Swizz Beatz, as well as an open bar, special performances, and artist-led activations.
Get access to our VIP lounge and even more perks with a VIP ticket. If you're not already a member purchasing a VIP ticket will include a complimentary 6-month Individual Membership or a 6-month Dual Membership when purchasing two VIP tickets.
A Crack in the Hourglass: An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial
"People can get angry about it, people can get melancholic about it. It's all valid and we welcome all expressions here," says Mica Verendia, Community Outreach Organizer at the Brooklyn Museum.
In "A Crack in the Hourglass: An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial," the same grains of sand are used to create each unique portrait, bringing an added layer of continuity to the exhibition. Forming a limitless number of memorials, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's work is at the intersection of art, community and technology.
Experience and take part in this moving memorial through June 26. You can visit acrackinthehourglass.net to participate and see the archive of all portraits created, so far.
Join our Team!
These are just a handful of the full-time and part-time positions we're looking to add to our team. Will you throw your hat in the ring?
See the full list of open opportunities along with their job descriptions:
Tickets Now Open for Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"
Even the term "multi-hyphenate" falls short of describing the extent of Virgil Abloh's impact over the course of his two-decade-long career.
Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" will showcase his creative process and collaborations across fashion, music, art, design, youth culture, and commerce. Newly added for this exhibition are never-before-seen objects from the artist’s archive, as well as a “social sculpture,” which draws upon Abloh’s background in architecture.
As of today, you can book your advance tickets to "Figures of Speech," opening on July 1. #VirgilAblohBkM
Portrait of Virgil Abloh. Photo: Fabien Montique
The Andy Warhol Diaries on Netflix
What are you watching lately? Tune into #TheAndyWarholDiaries on Netflix with us!
Like the artworks and objects on display in #WarholRevelation, this six-part series traces Warhol’s life from Pittsburgh to the glory day of The Factory and beyond, uncovering the lesser-known motivations and inspirations behind Warhol’s work.
Because Warhol turned to religion and Catholic themes in his art and his personal life at pivotal times, we were excited to invite Netflix into the Museum to ensure Andy Warhol: Revelation and the objects within it could help tell this story. Keep an eye out for “The Last Supper” (1986), shown in the series trailer above! 👀
Praise for Andy Warhol: Revelation
The reviews are in! The New York Times, Interview Magazine, and Brooklyn Magazine have all shared their praise for Andy Warhol: Revelation for its exploration of the artist’s lifelong relationship with his faith that frequently appeared in his artworks.
Do you have a favorite artwork or object from #WarholRevelation? If you haven't seen this special look at Warhol's creative process yet, learn more about the exhibition and reserve your timed tickets at the link in our bio.
On view until June 19: https://bit.ly/revelationbkm
📷 :Artworks by Andy Warhol © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Used with permission of The Andy Warhol Foundation)
An Afternoon on Collective Care, March 13
When suddenly nothing was certain, we were faced with assessing, strengthening and calling on our support structures—personally and communally.
On Sunday, March 13, Two years after the start of lockdown in New York City from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting An Afternoon on Collective Care. The free daytime event features a curator tour of The Slipstream, the book launch of Care Manual with author Kamra Hakim, artist Annika Hansteen-Izora, and herbalist Marisa Hall, and live music by Rachika Nayar and Issei Herr.
Guests will also be invited to discover and experience Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's "A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial," which is on view on the fourth floor of the Museum. Anyone seeking to mourn loved ones lost during the pandemic is welcome to participate in this project.
This event is free, we just ask that you let us know you're coming. Register and find out more about this event: https://bit.ly/3Hu610A
What's Happening in March
The spring solstice isn't the only good thing March will bring.
As we head into the first week of the month, we're excited to share with you some of the key events we have planned. Learn more about these events, art classes and tours happening at the Museum: http://bit.ly/bkmcalendar
Coming Soon to the Brooklyn Museum
Radical visionaries. Healing. Counterculture. And more.
Here's just a sampling of what you can expect to see at the Brooklyn Museum this year:
April 8 – Guadalupe Maravilla: Tierra Blanca Joven
June 17 – DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash
July 1 – Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
September 2 – Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe
November 11 – Jimmy DeSana: Submission
Mark your calendars and look for added information in the coming months. Don't forget: Members earn early-access to reservations for each of our special exhibitions. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2mccc5C
📷: Guadalupe Maravilla (born El Salvador, 1976). Disease Thrower #0, 2022. Gong, hammock, LCD TV, ceremonial ash, pyrite crystals, volcanic rock, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route. Courtesy of the artist and P·P·O·W, New York. © Guadalupe Maravilla. (Photo: Stan Narten) ⇨ Duke Riley (American, born 1972). Untitled, 2020. Salvaged, painted plastic. Courtesy of the Poly S. Tyrene Memorial Maritime Museum. © Duke Riley. (Photo: Robert Bredvad) ⇨ Virgil Abloh preparing for his Autumn–Winter 2019 Off-White Womenswear Runway Show. (Photo: Bogdan Plakov) ⇨ Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982). Untitled (Peace), 1978–82. Crayon and pen on paper. Courtesy of the Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © 2021 Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta. (Photo: Courtesy of the High Museum of Art) ⇨ Jimmy DeSana (American, 1949–1990). Marker Cones, 1982. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Estate of Jimmy DeSana.
Virtual ASL Tour through Andy Warhol: Revelation
On Saturday at 2 pm, our ASL Tour Guide, Joyce, will lead guests from the D/deaf community through #WarholRevelation.
Although his printmaking and visual style are highly recognizable, Andy Warhol's immigrant roots and upbringing in the Byzantine Catholic faith remain lesser-known. Join us for this free, virtual event to learn more about the influences and inspiration that went into Warhol's work.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3ccftZk
📷 : Visitors at Andy Warhol: Revelation. Brooklyn Museum November 19, 2021–June 19, 2022. (Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum. Artworks by Andy Warhol © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Used with permission of @warholfoundation) #warholfoundation
Member Reservations Open for Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"
Don't sweat the reservation rush! 😅 🎟
Members make your way to early access registration for Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" today through March 9.
Coming to the Great Hall on July 1, this exhibition will feature new and never-before-seen objects from Virgil Abloh's career including collaborations with artist Takashi Murakami (@takashipom), musician Kanye West (@kanyewest), and architect Rem Koolhaas (@rem.koolhaas), among many others.
Discover more about Membership benefits, becoming a Member, or exhibition details for #VirgilAblohBkM at the link below. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning March 10.
📷: © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved
Starting at $2.40, the sale happening right now in the #BkMShop is something else.
Check out some of the eligible items here and view the full sale here: https://bit.ly/3LNtgpH
Brooklyn Reads: In Sensorium with Tanaïs
Writer and perfurmer Tanaïs is our guest of honor at next month's #BkMReads on Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm. Join us for a multisensory exploration of their latest book, "In Sensorium: Notes for My People."
The evening will include readings from the book, scent interludes, and a conversation with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, former Executive Editor, Teen Vogue.
Tickets are $20 ($16 for Members). You can also purchase tickets that include a copy of "In Sensorium: Notes for My People" for $40.
Presented in partnership with Asian American Writers' Workshop
Andy Warhol: Revelation at the Brooklyn Museum
“Andy Warhol, that silver-haired Sphinx, was nothing if not a purveyor of paradoxes; any in-depth examination of his art and films has to face the mysteries posed by a vast body of work that is at once superficial and profound, cynical and sincere, brightly populist and cooly elite, ravenously fame-hungry and gnomically private,” writes Ed Halter for 4Columns. “The exhibition Andy Warhol: Revelation, now on view at the Brooklyn Museum, offers a compelling and surprisingly fresh framework by looking closely at the significance of Warhol’s lifelong Catholicism.”
Experience the complex themes and iconic imagery of Andy Warhol: Revelation on view through June 19. Get exhibit information and tickets: https://bit.ly/revelationbkm
Major #WarholRevelation support provided by @perrierusa. Andy Warhol is a registered trademark of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts