THURSDAY EVENINGS AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
The Museum remains open every Thursday evening until 10, allowing visitors to linger later in the galleries and enjoy exciting evening programs. The series includes interviews, performance, film, and eclectic, eye-opening tours. January highlights include:
January 10th 7 P.M: In Conversation: Artists and activists discuss creative tactics to address the needs of communities where they live and work. Participants include Sarah Schulman, author of The Gentrification of The Mind; Mitty Owens, Deputy Director of FUREE; Paula Z. Segal, Founding Director of 596 Acres; Risë Wilson, Founder of The Laundromat Project; and Todd Lester, Executive Director of the Global Arts Corps and creator of Lanchonete.org.
January 17th 6 P.M: Gallery Tour en Español
7–9 p.m. Salsa Class: An evening of salsa music and dancing featuring a lesson and performance by Balmir Studio’s professional salsa team.
7:30 P.M: New Ways of Seeing: A Drop-in Drawing Workshop: Explore artists’ processes, develop professional drawing techniques, and meet others who share your interest. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. There is an $8 fee to cover the cost of materials.
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Press Release January 24
6 P.M. Sensory Tour: “Twenty-First-Century Art.” Designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision, but open to all. Verbal descriptions, tastings, and tactile experiences included. RSVP requested to access@
brooklynmuseum.org or (718) 501-6487.
7 P.M. BrooklyNites Jazz: Grammy Award–winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist, composer, and educator Arturo O’Farrill, combines Latin rhythms and African-based percussion instruments with modern jazz and swing. Plus special performance by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, an all-star youth big band.
7 P.M. Film: The team behind the acclaimed web show The Outs premieres the season finale and discusses the series’ creation.
7 P.M. Performance: Artist Eleanor Antin reads from her memoir Conversations with Stalin, a dark comedy about growing up in Cold War-era New York in an idiosyncratic family of first-generation Jewish immigrants.
This performative reading is part of a four-part series taking place at three other museums across the city.