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
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Y. Chi as Deputy Director and Chief Curator.
What follows is an announcement issued by the Museum:
Chi joins the Museum after 10 years as the Exhibitions Director and Chief Curator at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), New York University, where she founded and created the curatorial vision for its critically acclaimed exhibitions programs, widely known for their eloquent and sometimes unusual installations, their high academic standards, and their broad public accessibility. In addition to bringing never-before-seen ancient material to American audiences, some of her exhibitions bridged antiquity and the contemporary world, illustrating the diverse connections between the art and culture of the past and modern and present-day artists. [Read more…] about Brooklyn Museum Names New Chief Curator and Deputy Director
The Brooklyn Museum, in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and Google, are presenting the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America.
On view from July 26 through September 3, the exhibition presents EJI’s research on the history of racial violence in the United States and its continuing impact on our nation to this day.
The exhibition will include video stories featuring descendants of lynching victims, a short documentary, photographs, an interactive map presenting EJI’s research, and informational videos. [Read more…] about ‘Legacy of Lynching: Racial Terror in America’ Opens July 26
A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum continues with We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85.
Focusing on the work of more than forty black women artists from an under-recognized generation, the exhibition highlights a group of artists who committed themselves to activism during a period of profound social change marked by the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the Women’s Movement, the Anti-War Movement, and the Gay Liberation Movement, among others. [Read more…] about New Exhibit: Black Radical Women 1965-85
The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. In A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, the Brooklyn Museum presents new research to tell the story of gender transformation in the ancient world.
Opening on December 15, the exhibition showcases 25 works from the Museum’s celebrated Egyptian collection to explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. The exhibition is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong project celebrating a decade of feminist thinking at the Brooklyn Museum. [Read more…] about Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt Exhibit
The exhibition will trace the evolution of the Coney Island phenomenon from tourist destination during the Civil War to a site of nostalgia. Covering a period of 150 years, the exhibition will feature 140 objects, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, artifacts, carousel animals, ephemera, and film clips. Also on view will be Forever Coney, 42 photographs from the Brooklyn Museum collection. [Read more…] about Major Coney Island Exhibit Planned In Brooklyn