The Brooklyn Museum has announced their schedule of Fall public programs, featuring virtual programming and socially distant in-person offerings. Programs include talks, workshops, and tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collection.
Scheduled events include:
Art on the Stoop: Sunset Screenings at the Brooklyn Museum Plaza: Wednesdays–Sundays, September 9th through November 8th
The public is invited to an outdoor exhibition of major video artworks exploring themes of power and uncertainty, distance and loss, and history’s hand in our present times. The artworks feature artists in the Museum’s collection as well as key loans, and are presented in evening screenings on the Museum plaza. Screenings start at 6 pm each evening, with two screenings on Fridays and Saturdays. This event is free.
Art & Sound: Virtual Sound Bath: Sundays, October 11th, 18th, and 25th, from 6 to 7 pm
Each Sunday in October, visitors are invited to participate in a virtual sound bath hosted by sound therapy practitioner and musician Nate Martinez of NTM Sound. To center the meditation practice, each session begins with a close look at one work of art in the Museum’s collection that explores themes such as environmental justice and civic engagement. Tickets are $16.
Pop-Up Market at the Brooklyn Museum Plaza: Sundays, October 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st, 11 am to 6 pm
Visitors can shop for handmade items from local artisans at the Museum’s market. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.
Verbal Description Tour: Tuesday, October 13th, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Blind individuals and those with low vision are invited to experience the Museum’s collections and exhibitions online, by tuning in for vivid and detailed verbal description tours, followed by conversation. October’s tour takes participants into the most iconic nightclub of all time through an exploration of works in Studio 54: Night Magic. This program is free, but registration is required.
Virtual Brooklyn Talks: 54 to Number One: Thursday, October 15th, from 6 to 7 pm
During this Brooklyn Talk, vocalists Alfa Anderson, Cory Daye, and Linda Clifford will be reflecting on the disco era and its lasting impact on today’s culture. The conversation will be moderated by music journalist Christian John Wikane. Tickets are $10 and include a 20 percent discount code to Studio 54: Night Magic.
Virtual ASL Tour: Saturday, October 17th, 1 to 2:30 pm and 3 to 4:30 pm
Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience the Museum’s collection in an online American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. This virtual tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation. October’s tour takes visitors through the special exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic. This program is free, but registration is required.
Brooklyn Afternoons: Tuesday, October 20th, from 2 to 3 pm
Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to experience Studio 54: Night Magic together in this online interactive tour with Museum staff. Each program offers an opportunity to gather online and enjoy conversation, works of art, and each other’s company. This program is free, but registration is required.
Virtual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair: Saturday, November 14th, from 11 am to 2 pm
The fourteenth annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair brings together thirty-nine authors and illustrators from the borough, with storybooks, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, and poetry for children of all ages. Author readings and illustrator presentations will take place online, and books from all participants will be available for purchase on the Museum’s website. This program is free.
The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn. For more information or to register for an event, visit the Brooklyn Museum website.
Photo of Brooklyn Museum by Jonathan Dorado.