Tim Gunn, Valerie Steele & More Set for The Brooklyn Museum in January 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in January. Public programs include talks, late night events, sensory tours, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and Permanent Collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts.

Highlights for January include aseries of talks with military veterans, photographers, and others whose lives have been touched by war;a hat and fascinator workshop with design alchemist Heidi Lee; the powerful performance War Is Personal; an after-work Salsa Party with the New Swing Sextet and DJ Ray Suave; a screening of the award-winning documentary Restrepo; and a conversationwith Valerie Steele and Tim Gunn. For information about any of the Museum's public programs, including Target First Saturdays, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org.

The full schedule follows:

Sundays in January
January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26

11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Arty Facts:"Mix It Up"
Materials fee (Museum admission not included): $10 per family (up to four participants);
$5 for Gallery/Studio families and Members at the Family level; free to Members at the Contributor level and above.

Children ages four to seven and their parents or caregivers explore the galleries, enjoy a team activity, and make their own art in each ninety-minute Arty Facts class. In January, find out how artists combine, transform, and rearrange objects and ideas to create art in innovative ways. What can you mix up to show off your creativity? Participants meet in the Rubin Lobby at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Parents and caregivers are asked not to bring siblings older than seven or younger than four.

Friday, January 10, 4:45-6:45 p.m.
Teen Nights: "Contemporary Art"
Free with R.S.V.P.

Planned by teens for teens, this free evening at the Museum is filled with art, friends, food, and fun. Each Teen Night theme relates to a special exhibition or collection. For more information or to R.S.V.P., email teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.

Saturday, January 11, 2 p.m.
Film & Discussion: Restrepo
Free with Museum admission

A screening of Restrepo (Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, 2010, 93 min.), the award-winning documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, is followed by a discussion with co-director Junger and Sgt. Brendan O'Byrne about the work of photographer and co-director Tim Hetherington, killed covering conflict in Libya.

Sunday, January 12, 3 p.m.
Russian-Language Tour: "Art and Fashion"
Free with Museum admission

Join a Museum Guide for a Russian-language tour of the museum.

Thursday, January 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sensory Tour: "Breakfast with Tiffany"
Free with Museum admission; R.S.V.P. required

Join us for a close encounter with one or two works by the artist Louis Comfort

Tiffany using rich verbal descriptions and other sensory experiences. Designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Preregistration is required at access@brooklynmuseum.org or (718) 501-6350.

Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m.
MAKE: "Hats with Heidi Lee"
Materials fee: $10 for Members; $15 for Non-Members

Design alchemist Heidi Lee leads a workshop in fabricating fashion's ultimate accessory­-a hat or fascinator-inspired by the work of Jean Paul Gaultier. A RISD graduate and recipient of the 2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Accessory Design Award, Lee handcrafts unique and imaginative hats that function as fashion pieces as well as conceptual works of art. To purchase tickets, visit www.museumtix.com.

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