Brooklyn Museum Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in May 2014

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Brooklyn Museum Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in May 2014
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926).    
Woman in a Red Bodice and Her Child, circa 1901. 

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public  
programs include talks, late night 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 for May include a panel discussion on contemporary Internet-based arts writing hosted by the  
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and featuring Alexis Clements, Gabby Bess, Kareem Estefan, Mira Schor, and An Xiao; an afternoon of conversations and performances about cultural activism in recognition of the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, including artists Abigail DeVille, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Steffani Jemison, Jae Jarrell, and more to be announced; and a Mother’s Day Brunch featuring guided tours honoring women in American art. For information about any of the Museum’s public programs, including Target First Saturdays, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org.

 


The full schedule follows:

 

Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “The Art of Feeling: Contemporary Arts Writing 

and the Internet”
Free with Museum admission
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor


Hosted by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, this panel examines how feminism and feelings intersect with Internet-based writing about the arts. Writer Alexis Clements moderates a discussion among writers Gabby Bess, Kareem Estefan, Mira Schor, and An Xiao.


Sundays in May
May 4, May 11, May 18
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Arty Facts: Inspiration Creation
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
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 May, learn how artists gather inspiration from their communities to make art, and then get inspired to create your own artwork! Each Sunday’s program is a variation on the monthly theme. Parents and caregivers are asked not to bring siblings older than seven or younger than four.

 

Friday, May 9, 4:45-6:45 p.m.
Teen Nights: Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Free with R.S.V.P.


Planned by teens for teens, this free evening at the Museum is filled with art, friends, food, and fun. May’s Teen Night explores the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What? For more information or to R.S.V.P., email [email protected].

 

Saturday, May 10, 1-5 p.m.
Roundtables: Witness
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Tickets: $12 and include Museum general admission; free to Members


A series of intergenerational conversations and performances held throughout the afternoon. Activist artists featured in the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties and contemporary artists come together to consider cultural activism during the Civil Rights era and in the twenty-first century. Participants include Abigail DeVille, Mark di Suvero, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Jae Jarrell, Ademola Olugebefola, and more to be announced. Tickets can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor
Center. Free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email [email protected].  


Sunday, May 11, 11 a.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Tour
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Tickets: $58 for adults, $46 for Members, and $28 for children twelve and under; includes brunch, Museum admission, a guided tour, and a discount coupon for the Museum Shop.

 

A special Mother’s Day celebration featuring a sumptuous brunch, informative guided tour, and exclusive discounts in the Museum Shop. Tours include: Female Artists in the Civil Rights Era; Early Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party; Female Painters, American Masterpieces: Honoring Women in American Art; and Extraordinary Women: Celebrating Mothers and Motherhood in Art through the Ages. For more information call Clarissa Delap at (718) 501-6234. 


Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Norma Marshall Memorial Lecture: Lorraine O’Grady
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Tickets: $12, and includes Museum admission; free to Members


In this second annual lecture honoring the memory of Norma Marshall, former President of the Museum’s Community Committee, artist Lorraine O’Grady discusses how “post-racial” and “post-feminist” political ideologies impact her work. Preceded by Spotlight Talks at 6 p.m.; followed by a reception. Tickets can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor Center. Free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email [email protected]


Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m.
Talk: “Judy Chicago: Early Work”
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Free with Museum admission


Gail Levin traces the development of Judy Chicago’s art from the time when she was known as Judith Sylvia Cohen up to the moment she began to conceive of The Dinner Party. Levin examines and contextualizes what nurtured, inspired, provoked, and challenged Chicago’s remarkable creativity, drawing upon the many interviews she conducted with Chicago and other artists while researching her 2007 biography, Becoming Judy Chicago. Levin is Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. 


Thursday, May 29, 7-9 p.m.
See, Make, Sip
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Tickets: $15, include Museum general admission and a cocktail tasting


A multisensory experience in which participants travel through the galleries. Make art along the way, then sip custom-mixed cocktails while listening to live music by Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Brooklyn Soundpainting Company. Tickets can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor Center. Free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at 

(718) 501-6326 or email [email protected].  


GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Admission: 
Contribution $12; students with valid I.D. and seniors $8. Free to members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Group tours or visits must be arranged in advance by calling extension 234. 
 
Directions: 
Subway: Seventh Avenue express (2 or 3) to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop; Lexington Avenue express (4 or 5) to Nevins Street, cross platform and transfer to the 2 or 3. Bus: B41, B69, B48. 
On-site parking available. 
 
Museum Hours: 
Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 
6 p.m.; first Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

 

 

Media Contact:

 

Fatima Kafele (718) 501-6331, [email protected]

 

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