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3May/19

FIRST SATURDAYS: CELEBRATE SPRING

 Liz Johnson Artur (born Bulgaria, 1964). Josephine, Peckham, 1995. Chromogenic photograph, 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist. © Liz Johnson Artur

Liz Johnson Artur, Josephine, Peckham, chromogenic photograph, 1995 (Courtesy of the artist. © Liz Johnson Artur)

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington St.
Saturday, May 4, free (some events require advance tickets), 5:00 - 11:00
212-864-5400
www.brooklynmuseum.org

Spring is in the air at the May edition of the free First Saturdays program at the Brooklyn Museum. There will be live performances by Descarrilao, Arooj Aftab, the Fadara Group (True to Our Native Land, featuring Chief Ayanda Clarke), and Kaleta & Super Yamba Band; an artist and curator talk on “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” with Park McArthur, Constantina Zavitsanos, and Allie Rickard; a hands-on workshop in which participants can make print design artwork inspired by several current exhibitions; a screening of the fifteen-minute short Dreams from the Deep End (Modupeola Fadugba, 2018), followed by a discussion with Fadugba, Kristen Windmuller-Luna, and swim team members; an artist and curator tour of “Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha” with Liz Johnson Artur and Drew Sawyer; and teen gallery talks on “One: Egúngún.” In addition, the galleries will be open late so you can check out “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall,” “Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room,” “One: Do Ho Suh,” “One: Egúngún,” “Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas,” “Infinite Blue,” “A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt,” “Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations,” and more.

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