BK Museum's HIDE/SEEK To Be Accompanied by Public Programs

BK Museum's HIDE/SEEK To Be Accompanied by Public Programs

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, the first major museum exhibition to explore how gender and sexual identity have shaped the creation of American portraiture, was originally organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and has been reorganized by the Brooklyn Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. A wide range of public programs for the entire family will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, including a symposium, a special edition of Target First Saturday, gallery tours, and film. Highlights include:

Workshop: "Gender Expression and Variation"
Thursday, December 1, 5-8 p.m.
In this three-hour workshop, teens visit the exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture and discuss the role of art in exploring gender identity.
In the studio, a professional teaching artist will work with participants to create art about identity in its broadest terms.

Gallery Tour: Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m.

In Conversation: Larry Kramer and Jonathan Katz
Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m.
In commemoration of World AIDS Day the Brooklyn Museum presents Larry Kramer, author of the Broadway hit The Normal Heart, and Jonathan Katz, curator of HIDE/SEEK. Kramer will discuss his seminal play in response to the AIDS epidemic in America in the 1980s, and how the issues that faced the gay community and America's social/political landscape continue to be urgent and relevant to this day. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $10 ($6 for members and cultural colleagues). Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is recommended via www.museumtix.com.

Film Screening: Pink Narcissus
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m.
A screening of Pink Narcissus, a drama about the erotic fantasies of a gay male prostitute, will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, James Bidgood. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $12 ($8 for members and cultural colleagues). Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is recommended via www.museumtix.com.

HIDE/SEEK: Family-Artist Encounter
Saturday, December 10, 12-1:30 p.m.
Enjoy HIDE/SEEK as a family! Decode the symbolism that can be found in the paintings of Marsden Hartley in HIDE/SEEK and American Identities: A New Look. For children 7 and older with an adult companion. Participants will engage in an interactive exploration of a single artist and create a piece of art using some of the same materials or concepts. This program is free with admission, but space is limited to 25 participants. To register, e-mail youth.family@brooklynmuseum.org

Panel Discussion: "Gender and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance"
Saturday, December 10, 2011, 2-4 p.m.
In connection with the exhibitions Youth and Beauty and HIDE/SEEK, Brooklyn Museum curator Teresa Carbone, cultural historian Thomas H. Wirth, and art historian Dr. James Smalls explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance, taking cues from work by Richard Bruce Nugent and Langston Hughes. A tour of the exhibitions and a reading by writer and artist Pamela Jackson of a short story by Nugent will also be included. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $12 ($8 for members and cultural colleagues). Seating is limited, and advance ticket purchase is recommended via www.museumtix.com.

Target First Saturday
Saturday January 7, 5-11 p.m.
The Target First Saturday theme for January is "Out and Proud." The evening is a celebration of identity and the diverse achievements of the LGBTQ community in art, music, film and literature. Highlights include:

5 p.m. Music: The first openly gay indie artist to reach #1 on the MTV Music Chart, the artist Nhojj will be performing some of his best-known hits, including Adam & Steve.

5:30 p.m. Film: Rent (Chris Colombus, 2005, 135mins, PG-13) Join us for a sing-a-long of the film version of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning musical about bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love, and AIDS, and the impact they have on America. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based Ariel Aparicio, an award-winning Cuban-American pop-rock musician, will perform songs from his latest album.

6 p.m. Interactive Performance: Brown Bear, a beauty/arts salon owned by Brooklyn-based artists A.K. Burns and Katie Hubbard, hosts a conversation and gives visitors hair modifications, fades, do's-for-a-day, and weaves. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.



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