RADICAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT @ BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Target First Saturday Schedule of Events for February 6th 2016

5 p.m. Music: Dasan Ahanu and Tai Allen present The Originals, a live mix-tape that honors the progressive music and poetry of legends Gil Scott-Heron and Oscar Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. Performance: The New Black Fest presents HANDS UP: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments, a series of monologues by emerging black playwrights exploring their experiences with racial profiling and policing. Followed by a Q & A with the performers and playwrights.

6 p.m. Explore with an Expert: Use our new ASK app to chat with experts in real time, get your questions answered, and explore the Museum in a completely personalized way. Must have an iPhone to participate

6:30 p.m. Hands-On Art: Be inspired by the art of Romare Bearden to create a collage portrait or self-portrait using special papers.

6–9 p.m. Interactive Space: Explore the past, present, and future of black radicalism with the Museum of Impact through interactive activities. At 8 p.m. the #VeryBlack Project and #TeamMelanin host a celebration that honors our predecessors and inspires us to fight for the futures we want.

6:30 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Enjoy ten-minute discussions about works of art around the Museum.

7 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based Latasha Alcindor, aka L.A., presents the LA Lytes tour, with DJ Afro Panther and NonVisuals, fusing rhymes, music, and multimedia to promote forward movement and empowerment.

7 p.m. Workshop: Participate in a workshop led by organizer, abolitionist, and freedom fighter Joshua Allen exploring the important intersection between organizing around Black Lives Matter and gender justice.

8 p.m. Explore with an Expert: Use our new ASK app to chat with experts in real time, get your questions answered, and explore the Museum in a completely personalized way. Must have an iPhone to participate.

8 p.m. Film: In The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015, 71 min.), Stanley Nelson pairs rare footage and interviews to tell the story of a pivotal movement. A conversation with Nelson and Elizabeth Sackler follows. Co-presented by Independent Lens and THIRTEEN.

8:30 p.m. Book Club: What is the revolutionary legacy of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and what are the lessons and road forward for today? A discussion drawing from Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, by Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin (2013), and From Ike to Mao and Beyond: My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist, by Bob Avakian (2005).

9 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-bred singer Charles Perry blends pop, funk, and R&B to create soulful, sonic storytelling.

#TargetFirstSaturday

Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice.

For more information, visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $6 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.

Latasha Alcindor Photo by Jeana Lindo

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Press Contact: Fatima Kafele, Public Information Officer, (718) 638-6331, fatima.kafele@brooklynmuseum.org Sarah Lukacher, Public Information Associate, (718) 501-6354, sarah.lukacher@brooklynmuseum.org

GENERAL INFORMATION

Admission: Contribution: $16; students with valid I.D. and seniors $10. Ages 19 and under FREE. Also FREE: Thursday nights, 6–10 p.m., and first Saturday of the month (except September), 5–11 p.m. Group tours or visits must be arranged in advance by calling extension 234.

Directions: Subway: 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.

Museum Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; first Saturday of each month (except September), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

 

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