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Be among the first to preview #OneTitusKaphar on June 20 and hear from the artist in a conversation with @sirsargent about the inspiration behind his painting Shifting the Gaze, which Kaphar completed live on stage during his 2017 TED talk. Tap link in bio to learn more.⠀⠀
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In celebration of #PrideMonth, we’re exploring LGBTQ+ artists and themes currently on view at the Museum. #MickaleneThomas is best known for inserting images of her own experience as a queer, black, woman into the canon of art history. She painted this interior after a residency at the home of iconic, white, male artist Claude Monet. Thomas was struck by the volume of art on the walls, but represents it with empty frames. This trope reappears in later works, perhaps alluding to the absence of representation of her own experience. To learn and see more, be sure to check out our ASK Pride Tour, available at the Museum through the #AskBKM app.⠀⠀
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Mickalene Thomas (American, born 1971). Monet's Salle a Manger Jaune, 2012. Rhinestone, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel. Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 2012.73a-b. © artist or artist's estate. Image courtesy of Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong⠀⠀
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This family portrait of a father and his two sons was painted by Joshua Johnson, an artist born into slavery. The son of a white man and an enslaved African American woman, Johnson achieved his free status by 1798 and by the end of the eighteenth century, he was making his living as a portraitist in the more racially tolerant environment of Baltimore. Johnson had a talent for the tender delineation of family ties. Here, the small boys each extend an arm to their father and rest a pale hand on his sturdy form. Their father’s hand, open in his lap, suggests a gentle accessibility. Happy #FathersDay

Joshua Johnson (active circa 1795-1825). John Jacob Anderson and Sons, John and Edward, ca. 1812-1815. Oil on canvas. #BrooklynMuseum #BKMAmericanart


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Unlike most photographic archives, #LizJohnsonArtur’s Black Balloon Archive makes no attempt to be linear, systematic, or complete. “It grows according to my rules,” the photographer says. “And it’s my strategy for coexisting with the many individuals I’ve met.” Johnson Artur is motivated by a hunger for pictures of and connections with other people, always conscious of how they want to represent themselves.⠀⠀
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Liz Johnson Artur (born Bulgaria, 1964). Black Balloon Archive, 1992–ongoing. Chromogenic photographs. Courtesy of the artist. © Liz Johnson Artur


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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 continue with CARE NETWORKS, a section of the exhibition that considers the networks and communities of care developed among friends, lovers, and collaborators. For LGBTQ+ communities, caring for one another can be a radical act in the face of oppression, violence, and discrimination. Everyday acts of care also underpin public-facing activism and help to make resistance and direct action sustainable. #Stonewall50 #WorldPride


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👋 Jacksonville! French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 makes its final stop in North America at @cummermuseum today, through September 6. With examples of Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism, and more, French Moderns offers a broad overview of one of the most significant and transformative periods in Western art. If you have a friend in Jacksonville who you think will enjoy this show, tag them below and tell them to check it out! #BKMTours⠀⠀
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Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848-1894). Apple Tree in Bloom (Pommier en fleurs), ca. 1885. Oil on canvas. European Painting and Sculpture. Bequest of William K. Jacobs, Jr., 1992.107.2.⠀


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#GarryWinogrand started using Kodachrome color slide film in the early 1950s as a photographer for various magazines like Collier’s, Pageant, and Sports Illustrated. He photographed actors and musicians, nightclubs and music events, and various sporting activities. Simultaneously, he found ways to use color as an artistic tool, producing candid pictures that began to blur the distinctions between commercial and candid photography. #WinograndColor


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HERITAGE | In this work commissioned for #NobodyPromisedYouTomorrow, artist #LJRoberts focuses on the life of #StorméDeLarverie, a lesbian drag king, bouncer, and activist. Though accounts from the night of the Stonewall Uprising vary, many recollect seeing DeLarverie throw the first punch in response to police brutality, then appeal to the crowd to take action. Roberts juxtaposes her legacy with a glaringly understated correction from the 2016 New York Times coverage of Stonewall which read: “there was at least one lesbian involved.” #Stonewall50⠀⠀
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LJ Roberts (born Royal Oak, Michigan, 1980) Stormé at Stonewall, 2019. Light boxes and Duratrans prints on transparent film. Commissioned by the Brooklyn Museum and supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Installation views: @jonathan_dorado


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Still looking for the perfect Father's Day present? Swing by our outdoor Market this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm to shop one-of-kind, handmade items from more than thirty local vendors. Head to link in bio for more info. 📷 @brooklyn.pop.up


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Poet, choreographer, and archivist Harmony Holiday showed us how they walk across the room with an improvisational performance and film screening. How would you walk across #EricNMack’s site-specific installation? #mybkm


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Our annual family party with Cool Cultures returns on Saturday, June 15 from 12-4 pm! Join us as we celebrate the creativity and diversity of our city through art-making, puppetry, spoken word, and more. This event is free for Cool Culture and P.S. 1 families, as well as to the general public with Museum admission. Tap link in bio to learn more. 📷 Victoria Senn, courtesy of @coolculture


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HERITAGE | This portrait comes from #DavidAntonioCruz’s series “wegivesomuchandgivenothingatall”, which pays homage to Black trans women who were murdered in 2017-18; depicted here is Dee (Tiffany) Chhin. Through dramatic tonal shifts in skin color and composition, which render each individual both real and divine, Cruz revives the humanity of each victim. His work lays bare the continued systemic violence against the trans community, especially trans women of color. #NobodyPromisedYouTommorrow #Stonewall50 ⠀⠀
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David Antonio Cruz (American, born 1974). thenightbeneathusacrystalofpain, portrait of ms. dee, 2018. Oil and enamel on wood. Courtesy of the artist. © David Antonio Cruz


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