Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Target First Saturday: Get On the Black List

Saturday, February 7:
Get On the Black List
FREE admission from 5 to 11 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Music
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor
Listen to San Juan Hill's "Afro Latin Soul", a cross-Atlantic blend of funk, soul, Latino Caribeño, jazz, Brazilian, hip-hop, and house served with sultry lyrics in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

6-7:30 p.m. Film and Discussion
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th floor
Aisha Cousins presents her Diva Dutch documentary, followed by a post screening discussion and braiding demonstration. Afterwards, visitors are invited to watch a demonstration of Diva Dutch double-dutch in the Beaux-Arts Court. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Dance Conversation
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd floor
Acclaimed choreographer and director, Bill T. Jones speaks with noted film critic Elvis Mitchell, interviewer of The Black List Project, about his artistic journey as his company celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The conversation will touch upon Jones's Fela! A New Musical about Nigerian firebrand musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art
Education Division, 1st floor
Visitors are invited to describe themselves and their loved ones through portraiture and writing. Free timed tickets (300) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Young Voices Gallery Talk
Meet at the Entrance to the Contemporary Art Galleries, 4th floor
Student Guides highlight the works of Black artists in the Museum's contemporary art collection.

8 p.m. Gallery Talk: African Art
Meet at the Entrance to the Arts of Africa, 1st floor
Kevin Dumouchelle gives a Sign Language-interpreted talk in the African galleries. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Film
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd floor
See the award-winning film Lackawanna Blues (George Wolfe, 2005, 95 min., PG-13), starring S. Epatha Merkerson and Mos Def, that sets the coming of age stories of a woman, a family, and a community to the Blues of the 1960s. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

9 p.m. Target First Saturdays Book Club
Meet outside of the Museum Library, 2nd floor.
Pamela Newkirk, a professor of journalism at New York University and a co-recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1992, discusses her newly published book Letters from Black America.

9-11 p.m. Dance Party
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd floor
DJs Spinna and Rich Medina make the selections for a James Brown vs. Fela Kuti tribute to two giants of funk music.

For 1stfans Members
7-7:45 p.m. Discussion
Meet in front of Kehinde Wiley's artwork, Rubin Lobby, 1st floor
Go behind the scenes with Head Object Conservator Lisa Bruno as she discusses and shows off the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian animal mummies. This meetup will show 1stfans how the Conservation department works on specific objects through digital x-radiographs and discussions of recent findings. Lisa would love the talk to be interactive, so come with questions! Not only is Lisa a 1stfan Member, but she is also one of our favorite Brooklyn Museum bloggers; you can check out all of her posts here. For faraway 1stfans, we will be videotaping the event and Lisa will be doing a Q&A in the Facebook group.

* Due to limited capacity, some programs require tickets.
Free tickets are available for selected events. There are THREE ticket distribution times: 5 p.m. for ticketed programs that begin before 8 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. for Hands-On Art; and 7 p.m. for ticketed programs that begin at 8 p.m. or later. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Programs subject to change without notice.
Free general admission and $4 parking (flat rate), 5-11 p.m.
Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m.
Cash bar, food concessions, and Shop open until 11 p.m.

Learn more about the Brooklyn Museum and its rich selection of ongoing programs and resources.

First Saturdays are sponsored by Target. Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors. Also supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Community Trust. The New York Times Community Affairs Department, media sponsor.


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