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28Apr/15

FIRST SATURDAY — KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC

Kehinde Wiley, “Shantavia Beale II,” oil on canvas, 2012 (Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York)

Kehinde Wiley, “Shantavia Beale II,” oil on canvas, 2012 (Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York)

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington St.
Saturday, April 4, free, 5:00 - 11:00
212-864-5400
www.brooklynmuseum.org

You know L.A.-born, New York–based artist Kehinde Wiley has made it, since one of his works is featured in the hit show Empire. Wiley’s new show at the Brooklyn Museum, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” is the centerpiece for the May edition of the institution’s free First Saturday program. The free evening will feature live musical performances by Chargaux and Zebra Katz and DJ sets by Juliana Huxtable and Total Freedom; a curator talk by Eugenie Tsai about the Wiley show; a Wiley-inspired three-dimensional frame-making workshop; pop-up gallery talks; an interactive space curated by Browntourage combining entertainment and activism; a screening of Jeffrey Dupre’s short 2014 documentary Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace; and a Wiley-inspired dance performance of Leaders of the New School by Art of Legohn. In addition, you can check out such exhibitions as “Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement,” “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” “Diverse Works: Director's Choice, 1997–2015,” “The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago,” and “Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time.”

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