A little Bluesday inspiration from #BKMAsianart: Because the Dutch were a maritime power and one of the very few nationalities allowed to dock their boats in Japan, they became the primary distributor of Japanese porcelains, reaching markets in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This bottle bears the monogram of Joan van Hoorn, a Dutch diplomat and businessman who had a long career in Asia. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀ ⠀ Vase, circa 1680–1700. Japan, Edo period, made for export to Europe. Porcelain with underglaze blue. The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.23 #brooklynmuseum
There’s still time to enroll in our Teen studio art courses! We’re offering two weekend classes that will inspire your creative side—including Painting: Color Lines, which explores #soulofanationbkm and the relationships between color theory and racial identities, and Textile Art: Weaving Memory, where you’ll make textile art with needle and thread inspired by #ceciliavicuña. Visit link in our bio and click the "Fall Art Classes" button to register! #bkmeducation
We're not quite there yet, but we're making progress on Something to Say! If you haven't heard, last week’s weather has delayed the installation of outdoor artworks, so we've pushed the opening day to October 3. In the meantime, check out the new banners in our lobby by artist #KameelahJananRasheed. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to join us October 6 as we celebrate this activation with a free community event.⠀ ⠀ Installation detail of Kameelah Janan Rasheed, A QUESTION IS A SENTENCE DESIGNED TO ELICIT A RESPONSE. TODAY, WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE SLOPPY FUTURE HOLDS (2018).
Join legendary artist #FaithRinggold, whose work is included in #soulofanationbkm, next Thursday as she discusses her career as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent from the 1960s to the present day. Visit link in bio for tickets! ⠀ ⠀ Faith Ringgold in front of Soul Sister. Image courtesy of the artist⠀
For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus—complex record-keeping devices, made of knotted cords, that served as an essential medium for reading and writing and for registering and remembering. In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth we’ll be sharing examples of this ancient Andean tradition that are currently on view alongside #CeciliaVicuña’s site-specific installation, Disappeared Quipu. Follow along over the next few weeks and visit the Museum to learn more about their history, construction, use, and technique. ⠀ ⠀ [Detail] Inca quipu-maker (khipukamayuq) Administrative/Narrative Quipu, 1400–1532. Central Coast, Peru. Cotton. #BrooklynMuseum; Gift of Mrs. Eugene Schaefer, 36.413 #bkmartsofamericas#nytm#hhm
In need of Saturday night plans? Look no further, because we've got you covered! In celebration of #soulofanationbkm opening weekend, we've partnered with Soul in the Horn to throw a horn-infused dance featuring DJ sets by @natashadiggs, @djspinna, @dorianmissick, and live horns by instrumentalists @casey_benjamin, @kenyattabeasley, Rodney James, @kmoscovich, and Angeleisha Rogers. In addition to serving hits from the 1960-80’s, you'll also enjoy a special after hours viewing of the exhibition and portrait sessions with Rog and Bee Walker from @papermonday. Visit link in bio to get your tickets!
Have something to say? Get out and ✔️ote today! And if your polling site is here at the Museum, look out for #BrooklynHiArtMachine’s newly-installed work, which reads “DO NOT DISAPPEAR INTO SILENCE,” as part of our upcoming activation Something to Say. After hitting some weather-related installation challenges, we moved the opening date for Something to Say to October 3. The activation will continue to roll out this week with other works by #KameelahJananRasheed going up in our lobby and outdoor plaza. Works by #DeborahKass and #HankWillisThomas will follow in the weeks to come. Thanks for your patience! 📸 @jonathan_dorado
The flora and fauna of #DellaRobbia’s Resurrection are imbued with rich symbolism. Here, pine cones, evergreens, gourds, pomegranates, salamanders, and snails may represent rebirth, renewal, and immortality. What symbols do you see? 🐌🌲🦎
It’s #AskaCurator Day! Get a behind-the-scenes look into #SoulofaNationBKM with Ashley James, our Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. She’ll be giving an introduction on the show, which opens to the public on Friday, while answering your questions along the way. Tune in on our Facebook Live at 3 pm, and feel free to ask any questions in advance here!⠀