Brooklyn Museum@brooklynmuseum

Where great art and courageous conversations are catalysts for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Share your visit with us using #mybkm.

Worried about college? Need to get all the coins? Wanna avoid taking a job you hate? Join the @BKMTeens Teen Council and @globalshapersnyc at the Brooklyn Museum to get your life! Hear from adults and teens who are making it happen for themselves. Come through Saturday, July 21st for pizza, a live DJ, and short life and career building workshops on themes of Health + Wellness, Shmoney Moves, and Chasing Your Dreams with @itstracyg @ronalddraper_art @deeptinyc @cjoeblack @shaaztastic @theshantaej and more. RSVP and learn more about our guests in the link in the bio.⠀


On Thursday, Claudia Rankine, poet and founder of @theracialimaginary, is joined by artist Alexandra Bell (@yesitsalex) and Doreen St. Félix (@doreenstfelix), staff writer @newyorkermag, for a conversation that examines the racial imaginary in American visual art and poetry and explores contemporary counternarrative tactics. Link in bio for tickets.⠀

Alexandra Bell. A Teenager with Promise, 2017. Inkjet print on bond paper. (Photo: Darryl Richardson)


Bid farewell to #RadicalWomenBKM on Saturday, July 21 with interactive artist-led tours by Maria Evelia Marmolejo and Sandra Llano-Mejía (@sandra_llano_mejia). Link in bio for tickets.⠀


It's been a wild ride, and we are so thankful to the thousands of visitors who came from around the world to see #DavidBowieisBKM. Here are just a few of our favorite visitor pics through the run of the show. Thank you for your enthusiasm (and your cooperation with our no photography policy). Don’t forget to tag your photos with #MyBKM on your next visit for a chance to be featured next! 📸: @gibsonfrazier @barbiestyle @amsidran @larisadepalma @matthew_yokobosky @marceavelar @resistance0101 @yilin_elaine_z @tri_of_life @disco.duchess


Ground Control to Major Tom: We just sold our very last ticket to #DavidBowieisBKM. Throughout five years, twelve venues, and eleven countries, David Bowie is has welcomed over two million visitors, but we'd like to give a special thanks to all of our @brooklynmuseum visitors for making the final bow of this amazing exhibition a huge success! BIG thanks also to @vamuseum and the David Bowie Archive for organizing such a rocking show! #bowieforever #foreverandever


“Still standing in the wind, but I never wave bye-bye.” As #DavidBowieisBKM takes it’s final bow this weekend, today we bid a fond adieu to all the sights and sounds of #BowieCity. Thank you for joining us on this trip. While the show must come to a close, we’ll continue to see, feel, and hear Bowie in the hustle and bustle of his adopted hometown—we hope you do too! #bowieforever

Cut out image: Striped bodysuit for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. ©️ Sukita / The David Bowie Archive. Photo: @brooklynmuseum / @thebrookelynway


Feminism, more than being a discourse centered on women, requires thinking critically about patriarchal structures. Curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta reflect on the enormity of what the artists in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 went through and the work that is left to do. Only one more week to catch these Radical Women in #RadicalWomenBKM

El feminismo, más allá de ser un discurso centrado en la mujer, requiere pensar de manera crítica en las estructuras patriarcales. Aquí, las curadoras Cecilia Fajardo-Hill y Andrea Giunta reflexionan sobre la enormidad de lo que atravesaron los artistas en Mujeres radicales: arte latinoamericano, 1960-1985 y en el trabajo que queda por hacer. Sólo una semana más para ver a estas #MujeresRadicales


It’s the final #FanArtFriday of #DavidBowieisBKM and we couldn’t pick just one, so we’re sharing one last batch of favs to wrap up our series. Thank you to everyone who shared their work these past few months, including this week’s talented artists @helengreeen @ccchandra @kellyksullivan @illhefe @sicants @stephengregoryartist @sausage_warrior @ziggykelsman @tigermlk_ @keithduquetteart ⚡️


Pull up to the Brooklyn Museum this summer for a season of artist projects inspired by our global collections. There’s always something to see—from a newly commissioned installation by Cecilia Vicuña to an activation of glass wall works by Rob Wynne on view throughout our American Art galleries. Music by Alex Mali (@mainlymali)


Close out #DavidBowieisBKM on July 15 with a conversation exploring the vital, yet overlooked influence of R&B and soul on the artist’s career. Moderated by music journalist @christianjohn.wikane, the talk features Bowie’s former music director Carlos Alomar and “Young Americans” (1975) vocalist @therealrobinclark. Link in bio for tickets.⠀


Our Radical Bodies in Performance series continues this Thursday with Latinx artists Arantxa Araujo (@arantxaaraujo), Francheska Alcantara (@francheskaalcantarastudio), ray ferreira (@xxrayferreiraxx), and Jennif(f)er Tamayo (@jtfotos). Join them from 6-10 pm as they perform new and recent work in response to #radicalwomenbkm. Note: this series contains mature subject matter, including nudity and strong language.⠀

Jennif(f)er Tamayo. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)


Mai Nolasco-Carranza, video producer, blogger, and creator of @sonicfeminista nominates Joanna De Leon, Director of the Women’s Center at @LaGuardiaCC, as a radical woman for teaching to her the importance of academic and financial independence. Who is a radical woman in your life? #radicalwomenbkm