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

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Brooklyn Museum Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in November 2014
Shaun Leonardo (American, b. 1979). Taxi Dance-No Longer Empty, Long Island City 2013. Performance still. Courtesy of the artist. © Shaun Leonardo. (Photo: Whitney Browne)

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in November. 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 November include a special Art Off the Wall with artists from Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond presenting performances and activities throughout the Museum; the last two conversations in the Triple Consciousness series exploring themes of black female identity and presented in collaboration with MAPP International and 651 ARTS; and the Eighth Annual Children’s Book Fair featuring more than 30 Brooklyn-based authors.

The full schedule follows:

Sundays in November, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Arty Facts: “Destination Brooklyn”
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 November students will learn about the art, history, and culture of Brooklyn. Each Sunday’s program is a variation on the monthly theme. Participantsmeet 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.

Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Book Launch and Discussion: Anna Ostoya’s Transpositions
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Free with Museum admission
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art presents Anna Ostoya, a Polish-born, Brooklyn-based artist who introduces her first monograph, followed by a discussion with novelist and poet Ben Lerner and art historian Tom Williams, two contributors to the publication.

Saturday, November 8, 2 p.m.
Discussion Series: Triple Consciousness: “Mythologies of the Diva: Reexamining the Image of Black Women in Pop Culture”
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Free with Museum admission
The second in a series of three public dialogues exploring black female identity in mainstream media and culture, co-presented by MAPP International and 651 ARTS and curated by Ebony Noelle Golden. Participants will consider the archetypal role of the “diva in pop culture, and will examine, criticize, and recreate a narrative around their own ideas of the diva as they pertain to black female identity. Panelists include performers April Matthis and Okwui Okpokwasili; Kameelah Rasheed, creative director of Mambu Badu and studio instructor at the Brooklyn Museum; Amanda Seales, artist and media culture critic; and Adaku Utah, founder of the community healing space SouLar Bliss.

Thursday, November 13, 6-10 p.m.
Art Off the Wall: Crossing Brooklyn
Throughout the Museum
Free with Museum admission
Art Off the Wall is a Thursday evening series featuring site-specific performances inspired by exhibitions on view. In November, dance, see performances, and engage in participatory experiences created by artists from the exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond. Participating artists and artist collectives include Project EATS, The Department of Accumulated Thoughts (TALTO), Shaun Leonardo, Gordon Hall, Nina Katchadourian, and Nobutaka Aozaki. A cash bar and small bites will be available. The full schedule can be found at

Saturday, November 15, 12-4 p.m.
Eighth Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators of picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels during this afternoon of readings and hands-on activities.

Tuesday, November 18, 2-4 p.m.
Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss
Free with R.S.V.P.
Meet in the Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Those with memory loss and their care partners are invited to enjoy art, conversation, and each other’s company during nonpublic hours in our galleries. Light refreshments provided, and FM assistive listening devices and wheelchairs available. For more information or to register, please call (718) 501-6229 or email [email protected].

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Sensory Tour: “Contemporary Connections”
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
Free with Museum admission
Join us for an inclusive tour for individuals who are blind or partially sighted, but open to all curious adults interested in experiencing art beyond sight. Explore our collections and special exhibitions through rich verbal descriptions and sensory experiences. For more information or to register, call (718) 501-6229 or email [email protected].

Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Talk: “Power Shift: Becoming an Artist Entrepreneur”
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Tickets: $15; free to Museum Members
An interactive and engaging workshop that will provide a lively space for emerging artists to exchange ideas and network with other creators and learn new skills to apply to their work. Featuring Anthem Salgado, Business Coach and Marketing Strategist at Art of Hustle.

Thursday, November 20, 7:30-9 p.m.
Drop-In Drawing
Tickets: $8 materials fee; $7 for Museum Members
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
Explore artists’ processes, build professional drawing tools and techniques, and meet others who share your interests in a casual and fun environment. Each workshop is led by a skilled teaching artist and focuses on a different object from our collection. Open to all ages; no experience necessary. For more information or to R.S.V.P., email
[email protected].

Saturday, November 22, 11:42 a.m.
Artist Performance: David Horvitz: Let Us Keep Our Own Noon
Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
Free with Museum admission
Participants in this performance mark local noon (the sun’s daily high point) with the ringing of 47 metal bells, alluding to a period before timekeeping was standardized. Part of the exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond.

Saturday, November 22, 3 p.m.
Family Performance: “Myths and Magic”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Tickets $20 adults; $10 ages 5 to 16; ages 4 and under free
From The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Star Wars, the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra combines art and music to bring to life worlds of our imagination. Tickets available at

Contribution $16; students with valid I.D. and seniors $10. Ages 19 and under FREE. Free to members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Group tours or visits must be arranged in advance by calling 718-501-6234.
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.


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