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Brooklyn Museum

In celebration of Rob Wynne: FLOAT, we take you inside the artist’s studio-home in SoHo, New York City. Get a peep inside and hear @wynne_rob share how the Museum acted as a spiritual home for him as a student at @prattinstitute. See FLOAT before its March 3 close. #BKMStudioVisits #RobWynne


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NYC teens! Pop out to our first teen night of 2019, Hol’ Up! Stand Up! Speak Up! this Friday, January 25 @ 5-7:30pm. Brought to you by @bkmteens and inspired #soulofanationbkm, we will be honoring Black Institutions, Businesses, and Excellence—featuring artists, @the_naturalpoet @salsa.papii @bkunitedmb @dj_ino_, panelists @celsious_social @stoneimmaculate, and vendors @theexperiencemag @teenspact @plannedparenthood @brooklyntechnicalhighschool Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Center for Community Alternatives 💛 Come thru & learn more about #bkmteens #bkmteennight


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A little Bluesday inspiration from #BKMDecarts: In 1893, Louis Comfort Tiffany opened a glassworks in Corona, Queens and began working with the English glassworker Arthur Nash to develop new techniques and formulas. Inspired by the iridescent surface found on ancient Roman glass, they created Favrile glass, a new material made by blending different colors of molten glass together with metallic oxides. The lustrous surface of Favrile glass was an immediate success and remains one of the most iconic products of Tiffany Studios. 🔵 #infinitebluebkm

Tiffany Studios (1902-1932). Flower Vase, ca. 1900. Favrile glass. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles W. Gould, 14.739.18. Creative Commons-BY


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On this day, in 1973, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jane Roe et al. against Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas Country, protecting a woman’s right to an abortion at a federal level. Contemporary artist #AndreaBowers pays homage to pro-choice activists in the richly detailed drawing Design of Choice, centered on a pin that reads “NEVER AGAIN,” with a coat hanger as reference to dangerous home abortions that would no longer seem tragically necessary. #HalfthePictureBKM #RoevWade

Andrea Bowers (American, born 1965). Design of Choice (Never Again with Flowers), 2005. Color pencil with graphite underdrawing. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eileen Harris Norton. © Andrea Bowers ⠀


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#DreadScott has described his artistic practice as “revolutionary art to propel history forward.” Here we see the artist in a performance where he struggled to stand before an open fire hose, in a fierce reminder that such hoses were used against peaceful protesters in Alabama in the 1963 Birmingham campaign, organized by #MartinLutherKingJr and other activists. The 2016 performance also featured a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture more recently adopted by advocates against racism and police violence. Scott’s work represents the similarities between the Civil Rights Movement and current movements like Black Lives Matter. #HalfthePictureBKM #MLKJrDay

Dread Scott (born Chicago, Illinois, 1965) On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, Performance Still 2, 2016 Inkjet on paper, edition 1/2. Gift of the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee, 2016.25.2⠀


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Continue to celebrate Black Power well after #soulofanationbkm's close by shopping a selection of goods by black owned business at our Shop. Also, mark your calendar to get 30% off the entire #bkmshop and online from January 23 to 27


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Ming Smith, an artist featured in #SoulofaNationBKM, discusses her photography as a means to capture a moment's humanism and spirituality.


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Join us for a screening of Rafiki, a new film that follows a friendship that blossoms into love between two young Kenyan women. Now considered an up-and-coming classic of LGBTQ cinema, this highly praised film was part of a landmark supreme court case that chipped away at Kenyan anti-LGBTQ legislation. Visit link in bio to claim your seat at the January 24 screening and its accompanying live performance by soundtrack artist @mumbisound.⠀

Still from Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu, 2018, 83 min.). (Photo: Courtesy of Film Movement)⠀


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Have you seen Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power yet? What are you waiting for?! Plan a visit through February 3 to witness a broad spectrum of artistic practice from one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. #SoulofaNationBKM

#FrankBowling (American, born 1936). Dan Johnson’s Surprise, 1969. Acrylic on canvas. @whitneymuseum, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 70.14. © Frank Bowling. Image courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery. (Digital image: © Whitney Museum, N.Y.)⠀


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While we are very excited and honored to be exhibiting Frida Kahlo’s personal objects from La Casa Azul and paintings from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, the upcoming exhibition offers us a chance to delve deeper into our own collection of Mesoamerican Art. Some of the works that will go on display were selected for their shared similarities with objects that decorated the artist’s home. Our conservators have the lucky job of examining, photographing, and researching each one going on view. More at bit.ly/bkmconservation #FridaKahloBKM #BKMConservation #BKMArtsofAmericas


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In the 1970s, artists reevaluated the role of the canvas and drew upon the techniques of performance art, suggesting that a painting itself could perform by interacting with viewers in three-dimensional space. #SamGilliam used a staining paint application method and removed his canvases from the stretcher, which were then draped and suspended, merging the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Now in it's final weeks, be sure to plan your trip to see #soulofanationbkm before it closes February 3.⠀

Installation view of Sam Gilliam’s Carousel Change, 1970 in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power Brooklyn Museum, September 14, 2018–February 3, 2019. 📸 @dp.jolly


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On our recent visit to @wynne_rob’s studio-home in SoHo, New York City, the artist shares how he finds inspiration in working. Closing on March 3, be sure to visit #RobWynne: FLOAT on view throughout our American Art galleries. #BKMStudioVisits


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