Can't wait another week for The Brooklyn Nutcracker? Enjoy an early viewing tomorrow at 6pm for Target First Saturday. Brooklyn Ballet will transform familiar characters and scenes to represent the borough’s diverse traditions and vibrant cultures, from old Dutch Brooklyn to today’s Flatbush Avenue. Free tickets will be available for pick up at Admissions starting at 5 pm.... View details ⇨
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As we enter a confusing political future, let’s come together this weekend to talk to each other, dance, and experience art. December's Target First Saturday will focus on our retrospective of the “‘Nasty Woman’ of Contemporary Art”, as the New York Times recently called Marilyn Minter in a review of her exhibition, and World AIDS Day. We’ve invited ScienZe, Sabine Blaizin (Oyasound), Brooklyn... View details ⇨
Happy Thanksgiving! In the U.S., the “first Thanksgiving” is commonly acknowledged to be a November 1621 feast which brought together the pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, some of whom are depicted in this painting by #RobertWalterWeir, with members of the Wampanoag, who provided crucial help to the settlers as they adapted to their new environment. Seven months earlier, the two groups had... View details ⇨
'Tis the season to treat yourself to an updated take on a holiday classic. From November Dec. 7—11, Brooklyn Ballet presents The Brooklyn Nutcracker, transforming traditional characters and scenes to represent the diverse cultures of Brooklyn—from the Dutch colony to today's Flatbush Avenue.
Get your tickets at bit.ly/bknutcrackertix while they last!
"'If I paint a glass of water, people think it’s erotic,' the artist Marilyn Minter said during a recent visit to her studio in New York’s Garment District. She laughed ruefully, but they’d have reason. Outrageously beautiful and irresistibly disturbing, Ms. Minter’s increasingly monumental paintings invoke a spectrum of human desires: for sex, food, affection and, hardly least, for being... View details ⇨
Last month, young F.A.M (Family Art Magic) goers explored the theme of power animals and spirit guides with local poet, MC, and performance art therapist Queen Godis. After looking at artifacts from around the world, the group made their hybrid animal masks come alive with roars and power-moves.
The magic is just getting started, children ages 4-6 and their grownups are invited to join in... View details ⇨
The American Fine Craft Show returns to the Brooklyn Museum this weekend. Shop beautiful handmade ceramics, jewelry, and furniture for loved ones on your holiday gift list. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm.
"But in its own wry and timely way, Ms. Buchanan’s work is profoundly uplifting. As she put it in a 1982 interview with Essence, 'A lot of my pieces have the word ‘ruins’ in their titles because I think that tells you this object has been through a lot and survived — that’s the idea behind the sculptures … it’s like, ‘Here I am; I’m still here!’'" — The New York... View details ⇨