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28Jun/17

BROOKLYN MUSEUM FIRST SATURDAY: WE WANTED A REVOLUTION

Jan van Raay

Jan van Raay, “Faith Ringgold (right) and Michelle Wallace (left) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum,” digital C-print, 1971 (© Jan van Raay)

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington St.
Saturday, July 1, free, 5:00 - 11:00
212-864-5400
www.brooklynmuseum.org

For July, the free First Saturday program at the Brooklyn Museum is zeroing in on its current exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.” There will be pop-up teen apprentice gallery discussions about the show in addition to a tour led by Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art curatorial assistant Allie Rickard; a hands-on workshop in which you can create your own silkscreened political messages; live performances by Tamara Renée (music inspired by collages by Romare Bearden), Billy Dean Thomas, and DJ Reborn; a screening of Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras’s Flag Wars, about gentrification in Ohio, followed by a talkback with Goode Bryant; BUFU Presents Us: A Convening on Collective Action, with workshops by Yellow Jackets Collective, Sisters Circle Collective, Artrepreneurship, QTPOC Mental Health Initiative, and others; a community resource fair with G!rl Be Heard, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Voices of Women Organizing Project, and the Black Girl Project; a reading and signing by Morgan Parker for her latest book, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé; and the Black Lunch Table Edit-a-Thon, in which participants can work on Wikipedia articles on artists in the “We Wanted a Revolution” exhibition and get their Wiki portrait taken by Noelle Theard. In addition, you can check out such other exhibits as “Infinite Blue,” “A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt,” and, at a discounted admission price of $12, “Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern.”

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