On April 30th, 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt opened New York’s World’s Fair with an address in which he praised the commercial festival as a “symbol of peace.” An idea dreamed up at the height of the depression, the theme of the Fair was “The World of Tomorrow.” Its opening slogan was an inspiring “Dawn of New Day.” [Read more…] about Arthur Szyk: The Artist As Soldier
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. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Museum Announces Fall Public Programs
The Museum’s first and fifth floor galleries will be open Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm, with new extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, to 8 pm.
A community day will be held September 9, with Member preview days following on September 10th and 11th. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Museum Reopening September 12th
The Brooklyn Museum is set to celebrate their exhibit Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection during Women’s History Month on March 7th, as part of their First Saturday programs.
Throughout the evening, women and nonbinary artists from across Brooklyn explore how gender maps onto our bodies, our histories, and our political movements. Highlights include an artist talk with Naima Green, a Night Market, and music from Sammus. [Read more…] about Geographies of Gender at Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum has announced African Art–Global Conversations, a new exhibit set to be on view from February 14th through November 15th, 2020.
The exhibition presents diverse African works throughout the Museum’s vast collections, putting African arts in its rightful place within the global art historical canon. [Read more…] about African Arts–Global Conversations Opening in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Museum has announced “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall,” an exhibition featuring twenty-two contemporary LGBTQ+ artists whose work honors the fight for queer liberation in the years since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising – on view May 3 through December 8, 2019. [Read more…] about Art 50 Years After Stonewall Exhibit Opening in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Museum has announced Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a Major Exhibition Exploring the Life and Work of the Iconic Mexican Artist.
The exhibition includes Frida Kahlo’s clothing and other personal items; key paintings and drawings by the artist; photographs, film, as well as related objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.
Opening February 8, 2019, the exhibition marks the first time that Kahlo’s personal objects from the Blue House, in Mexico City, will be on view in the United States. [Read more…] about Frida Kahlo Exhibit in Brooklyn Opens Feb 8th
The Brooklyn Museum has announced an extensive calendar of public programs surrounding the exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985.
The only East-coast venue of the exhibition, Radical Women will be on view from April 13 to July 22 at the Brooklyn Museum.
Scheduled programs include: [Read more…] about NYC: Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the first museum exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” is set to show in the Museum’s Robert E. Blum Gallery from January 26 through March 11, 2018.
Created in 1982, a breakout year in Basquiat’s meteoric career, “Untitled” is emblematic of his early success and ranks among the artist’s most powerful paintings.
One Basquiat is just the latest of many links between the artist and the borough – from his birth at Brooklyn Hospital, to childhood visits to the Brooklyn Museum, where his mother enrolled him as a Junior Member when he was six years old, to the Museum’s retrospective Basquiat in 2005 and its critically acclaimed presentation Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks in 2015. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Museum Presenting ‘One Basquiat’
The Brooklyn Museum has announced that it will be the final stop on the world tour of the critically acclaimed exhibition David Bowie, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The exhibition is the first retrospective of the extraordinary five-decade career of David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. [Read more…] about David Bowie Exhibit Coming to Brooklyn Museum