Brooklyn Museum Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in February 2015

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Brooklyn Museum Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in February 2015

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in February. Public programs include talks, nighttime events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

 

Highlights include a conversation with Spike Lee, Kehinde Wiley,and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh on the role storytelling plays in the visual arts, including sneak preview clips from Lee’s upcoming film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus; performances by the St. Luke’s Orchestra and by the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra; a special Killer Heels Teen Night featuring art-making, live music, and dance performances; and Valentine’s Day activities that explore the galleries through the lens of love.

 

The full schedule follows:

 

Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Insider Art:  Recent Curatorial Approaches to Self-Taught Art”

Free with Museum admission

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

Matthew Higgs, co-curator of Judith Scott-Bound and Unbound, moderates a discussion about the recent growth in curatorial approaches to self-taught artists that focus on relationships between creativity and disability. Panelists include Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art; Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, New Museum; and Lawrence Rinder, Director, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

 

Sundays in February, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Arty Facts: “Collection Connection: Visible Storage”

Materials fee (Museum admission not included): $10 per family (up to four participants); $5 for Gallery/Studio families and Members at the Family level; free to Members at the Friend level and above.

 

Children ages four to seven and their parents or caregivers explore the galleries, enjoy a team activity, and make their own art in each ninety-minute Arty Facts class. In February, students peek inside Luce Visible Storage to find connections with other pieces on view throughout the Museum. Participants meet in the Rubin Lobby at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers are asked not to bring siblings older than seven or younger than four.

 

Sunday, February 8, 7 p.m.

Music: Orchestra of St. Luke’s: “Short Stories”

Tickets are $10 to $38 and include Museum general admission

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble offers a collection of short musical gems from Britten, Frank, Ginastera, and Mozart. Tickets can be purchased at www.oslmusic.org.

 

Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m.

In Conversation:  Brooklyn Renaissance with Spike Lee, Kehinde Wiley, and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Tickets are available for $16 at www.museumtix.com and include Museum general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Visitor Center on the day of the program. Free for Museum Members.

 

Join acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, artist Kehinde Wiley, and illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh for a special one-night-only conversation about the role storytelling plays in the visual arts. Q&A with the artists follows the conversation. A sneak preview of clips from Spike Lee’s upcoming film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,filmed in part at the Brooklyn Museum and featuring artworks by Wiley and Fazlalizadeh, will also be shown. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic opens at the Brooklyn Museum on February 20, 2015.

 

Friday, February 13, 4:30-7 p. m.

Teen Night: Killer Heels

Free with R.S.V.P.

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

 

Planned by teens for teens, this free evening at the Museum is filled with art, friends, food, and fun. Each Teen Night has a theme; in February, activities relate to the exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. For more information or to R.S.V.P., email [email protected].

 

Saturday, February 14, 1-4 p. m.

Gallery Activities: Valentine’s Day

Free with Museum admission

Throughout the Museum

 

Make a day-date with friends or a loved one and come explore the galleries through the lens of love. Join a Pop-Up Sensory Tour, write a sonnet to your favorite painting, enjoy musical serenades, and make a Valentine for yourself or another.

 

Saturday, February 14, 2:30 p. m.

Sensory Tour:  “Valentine’s Day”

Free with Museum admission and R.S.V.P.

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

 

Explore art with all your senses through rich verbal descriptions, small tastes, and tactile experiences. Open to all, including adults with low or no vision. R.S.V.P. to (718) 501-6350 or [email protected].

 

Sunday, February 15, 2:30 p. m.

Family Performance:  English Sword Ale

Free with Museum admission

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

Stately longsword dances and faster rapper dances are performed with double-handled swords-with a few surprises. The performances are accompanied by live folk music.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2-4 p. m.

Brooklyn Afternoons

Free with Museum admission and R.S.V.P.

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st floor

 

Individuals with memory loss and their care partners are invited to join us each month for conversations about art. To register or for more information, call (718) 501-6350 or email [email protected].

 

Thursday, February 19, 7:30-9 p. m.

Drop-In Drawing

$8 materials fee; $7 Members

Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st floor

 

Combine conversation and drawing to engage with art in new ways. Open to all ages; no experience necessary. R.S.V.P. to [email protected].

 

Sunday, February 22, 7 p. m.

Music: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

 

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra continues its forty-first season with works by Villa-Lobos, Wagner, and Strauss. For tickets and more information, visit www.brooklynsymphonyorchestra.org.

 

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