The Black List at the Brooklyn Museum

| February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

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

at The Brooklyn Museum

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Music
The Rubin Pavillion, 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.

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Film and Discussion
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Aisha Cousins screens and discusses the documentary about her public art project, Diva Dutch, then demonstrates the art of braiding. Afterwards, watch a demonstration of Diva Dutch double dutch. The project explores how culture connects Black women across time and space. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.–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.

6:30 p.m.–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 free-flowing conversation will touch on what it’s like to create two works simultaneously: Fela! A New Musical about Nigerian firebrand musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti, creator of Afrobeat, and a multidisciplinary work for his dance company to mark this year’s bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Young Voices Gallery Talk
Meet at the entrance to the Contemporary Art Galleries, 4th Floor

Student Guides give a talk highlighting the works of Black artists in the Museum’s contemporary art collection.

8:00 p.m. African Art Gallery Talk
Meet at the entrance to the Arts of Africa, 1st Floor

Kevin Dumouchelle, Interim Assistant Curator, Africa/Pacific Islands, gives a talk in the Arts of Africa galleries. Free tickets are available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Talk will also be Sign-Language interpreted.

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.

9:00 p.m. Target First Saturdays Book Club
1st 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.

9:00 p.m.–11:00 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.

Be sure to check the Brooklyn Museums website for more events that evening by clicking here.

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