The Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday Presents Keith Haring's New York, 7/7

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On July 7, 2012, Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday celebrates the last weekend of the exhibition Keith Haring: 1978-1982 with performers and activities that bring to life the vibrant New York art scene of the 1980s. Target First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. The July highlights include: 

5-8 p.m. Music: New York band Mon Khmer performs avant-garde new wave, combining tranced-out bliss with musical chaos theory, and hip-hop artist Mickey Factz takes listeners on a journey into 1980s New York's downtown art scene.

5-8 p.m. Interactive Art: Contribute to a sidewalk chalk art mural inspired by Keith Haring: 1978-1982. 

5:30-9 p.m. Gallery Talks: Museum Guides and staff present lively ten-minute discussions of beloved objects throughout the Museum. 

6 p.m. Dance: The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory presents a performance of artistic director Safi A. Thomas's work "My Ghetto Pop Life: A Dream Sequence." A Q&A with company members follows. 

6-8 p.m. Performance: Four artists compete in a live painting performance hosted by ArtBattles, accompanied by a special guest DJ. 

6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art: Use everyday materials to create your own unique sculpture inspired by the Keith Haring credo, "Art is for everyone." Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. 

7-9 p.m. Film & Talk: Jim Hubbard screens selections from his recent documentaryUnited in Anger: A History of ACT UP and discusses Keith Haring's participation in the AIDS activist group. 

8-10 p.m. Dance Party: Justin Strauss, former DJ of New York's legendary Mudd Club, spins old and new house music. 

9 p.m. Music: Special musical guest to be announced. 

9 p.m. Book Club: Designer and stylist Maripol will discuss her book Little Red Riding Hood and the 1980s New York art scene, as well as her experience designing Madonna's signature 1984 Like A Virgin look. 

10-11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries: All galleries open. Explore the Museum.

Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.

Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturdayprograms have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $4 from 5 to 11 p.m.




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