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. February highlights include:
February 7th – 7 P.M. Art and Activism Talk: Join Bedford Stuyvesant based artist Duron Jackson and scholar and activist Rich Blint as they discuss Jackson’s Raw/Cooked exhibition, Rumination, which invites viewers to contemplate the prison-industrial complex and themes of race and power in America.
February 14th 6–9 P.M. Valentine’s Day: Enjoy the gallery tours “Love Stinks,” “Art Undressed,” and “Lovers Stories;” a chocolate tasting; wine and food in the café; and music by rising star jazz pianist Joe Alterman and award- winning vocalist Alexis Cole, who give a fresh take on jazz standards to a new generation.
February 21st 7 P.M. Curator Tour: Kevin Dumouchelle leads a tour of Gravity and Grace. 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.
February 28th 6 P.M. Sensory Tour: El Anatsui: Gravity and Grace. 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. Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival: La Playa D.C. (Juan Andres Arango, 2012, 90 min). An Afro-Colombian teenager, a refugee of war, battles exclusion and racism. Official selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Special support for Thursday Evenings at the Museum films provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn NY 11238
Directions: Seventh Avenue express (2 or 3) to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop; Lexington Avenue express (4 or 5) to Nevins Street, cross platform and transfer to the 2 or 3. Bus: B41, B69, B48. On-site parking available.