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#GarryWinogrand often said that he began to be a serious photographer around 1960. He said of this period, “I began to live within the photographic process.” That year he developed his pictorial strategies for photographing in the streets, including his use of a wide-angle lens and a tilted picture plane, where the horizon line is askew. With the release of the faster-speed films Winogrand also began taking more color photographs of action in the street, photographing mainly in midtown Manhattan—in the streets, in parks, around office buildings, and in public plazas. 📷 @jonathan_dorado #WinograndColor


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In celebration of #PrideMonth, we’re exploring LGBTQ+ artists and themes currently on view at the Museum. #DonaldMoffet is an artist, activist, and self identified gay man who participated in the ACT UP movement in the 1980s. With a background in Biology, he creates remarkably organic constructions in paint. The technique used to create the textured, three dimensional surface of this work was inspired by a cake-decorating class Moffett took in the early 1990’s to cope with the losses he experienced at the hands of the AIDS epidemic. To learn and see more, be sure to check out our ASK Pride Tour, available at the Museum through the #AskBKM app.⠀

Donald Moffett, Lot 043017 (multiflora, radiant blue), 2017. Oil on linen, wood panel, steel. Courtesy of the artist and @marianneboeskygallery © Donald Moffett. (Photo: Christopher Burke Studio)


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Each week this #PrideMonth we’ll be highlighting two artists working within one of #NobodyPromisedYouTomorrow’s four themes. This week we wrap up this series with DESIRE, a section that explores both desire for other beings and also other worlds. Works of art in this section reckon with the fear and danger associated with queer forms of relationship and envision futures wherein such desire, in all its resplendent unruliness, is cherished. #Pride50 #WorldPride


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#EricNMack’s Lemme walk across the room considers how painting can activate space in multiple dimensions, beyond the flat white wall. Using semi-transparent, subtly dyed fabric, Mack “paints” the architecture of the museum, swathing and washing the room in joyous color.⠀
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Eric N. Mack, Seat Pleasant, 2019. Installation views @jonathan_dorado


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Today is #MuseumInstaSwap and we're so excited to partner with our friends and neighbors @brooklynhistory! Check out our stories today as we explore their incredible historic building, exhibitions, library, and more! Be sure to also follow the hashtag #MuseumInstaSwap to discover 40+ other cultural organizations who are partnering up across New York City.


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Get ready for One: Titus Kaphar and Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper, both opening today. Presented in conjunction with one another, #BKMWorksonPaper presents more than 120 rarely or never-before-seen prints and drawings from our collection, while #OneTitusKaphar reimagines a seventeenth-century Dutch painting to question dominant historical narratives in Western art. Linking the two shows together, written commentary by Kaphar will accompany a select number of works on paper to shine a light on the Eurocentric bias of the art-historical canon. ⠀
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Titus Kaphar (American, born 1976). Shifting the Gaze, 2017. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum, William K. Jacobs Jr., Fund, 2017.34. © Titus Kaphar. (Photo: Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery ⇨ Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Head of a Young Man (Tête de jeune homme), 1923. Grease crayon on pink Michallet laid paper. Brooklyn Museum; Carll H. de Silver Fund, 39.18. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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CARE NETWORKS | Borrowing from the visual tropes of historical societies and house museums, this installation pays tribute to Lavender Hill, a queer commune founded outside Ithaca, New York that was active through the 1970s. The group of artists who created this work—#MorganBassichis, #AnnaBetbeze, #TMDavy, #DonChristianJones, #MichiOsato, and #UnaOsato—first came together in 2017 to adapt for performance the beloved book The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions (1977), written by Larry Mitchell and illustrated by Ned Asta, both Lavender Hill members. For this project, they assembled photographs, original drawings, and fliers by Asta and other members of Lavender Hill, alongside new "ephemera" and an audio recording that they have composed, to both engage with and playfully reimagine archives of chosen family and collective living. #NobodyPromisedYouTomorrow #Stonewall50 ⠀⠀
⠀Lavender Hill Historical Society, 2019. Mixed-media installation. Courtesy of the artists and commissioned by the Brooklyn Museum. Installation shots by @jonathan_dorado


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Start reserving your tickets for #PierreCardinBKM today! Opening July 20, the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo moon landing 🚀🌚, the retrospective navigates seven-decades of the legendary French couturier’s bold, futuristic looks that have pushed the boundaries of fashion, furniture, industrial design, and beyond. Tap link in bio for tickets to this stellar show! #futurefashion


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You may know artist Titus Kaphar from his recent @nytimes profile or his 2017 @tedtalk, Can art amend history? Get to know him a little more tomorrow night when he joins writer and art critic @sirsargent for a Brooklyn Talk discussing the resulting painting of that famous talk, Shifting the Gaze, as well and the artist's recent initiatives in New Haven. After the talk, you'll be able to see the painting in our special exhibition #OneTitusKaphar before it opens to the public this Friday. Link in bio for tickets.⠀
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Photo courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


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There's only one month left to see #KehindeWiley's Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps on view in our lobby before it's off to @chateaumalmaison. Luckily it won't be gone for too long! This beloved #bkmcontemporary painting will return on January 24 with its 19th-century source image of Napoleon Bonaparte by Jacques-Louis David. #DavidxWiley ⠀
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Tag your photos with #mybkm for a chance to be featured next! 📷 by recent visitor @shopwitme95 ⠀


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In the final weeks of our public art activation Something to Say, join @stoopmeditation this Saturday at 10 am for a free guided meditation class. Taking place on the steps of the Museum (featuring work by #KameelahJananRasheed) the class will remind us that we have community all around. Tap link in bio to RSVP. 📷 @jonathan_dorado


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Trace the histories of gender identity throughout our galleries on Thursday, June 20 during a tour by Andrew Lear, founder of @shadyladiestours and @oscarwildetours. Along the way, we’ll find surprising portrayals of strong women, coded images of same-sex desire, and works related to the struggle of LGBTQ+ people for equality—in society and in art! Tap link in bio for tickets. ⠀⠀
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Tour group in The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. (Photo: Sam Prasopthum)


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