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Brooklyn Museum Presents Adult Public Programs in July and August

During July and August the Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, including a jazz concert featuring Winard Harper (pictured) produced in conjunction with WBGO, a yoga series, a screening of the film Yogawoman, and a creative art making session for adults with Sandy Patangay on the art of henna.


The Museum comes alive every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with a series of special programs including interviews, performance, film, and tours. The lineup for July and August is as follows:

July 7
Music: Winard Harper, one of the most celebrated drummers in jazz, performs with his sextet. Presented in conjunction with WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and Heart of Brooklyn as part of Jazz: Brooklyn's Beat.

Moonlight Tour: "Nude, Naked, or Undressed? Eroticism in American Art"

July 14
Moonlight Tour: "Behind-the-Scenes with Split Second: Indian Paintings."
Curator Joan Cummins and Director of Technology Shelley Bernstein discuss the process and results of the curatorial experiment of Split Second: Indian Paintings. Space is limited. Reservations required. RSVP to

July 21
Moonlight Tour: "Visitor's Choice"

July 28
Moonlight Tour: "Fantasy, Fashion, and Reality in American Art"

Film: P.O.V. Short Cuts (2011, 60 min.). A collection of documentary films on subjects ranging from bird watching and Tiffany lamps to Sunday school teachers and family relationships. Appropriate for all audiences.

August 4
Moonlight Tour: Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior with Curator Joan Cummins

August 11
Moonlight Tour: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago

August 25
Film: Yogawoman (Kate Clere and Saraswati Clere, 2011, 90 min.). Documentary about how women are changing the face of yoga.


Yoga in the Rotunda
Sundays, July 10 (Anunsara yoga with Elena Brower), July 17 (Iyengar yoga with Nikki Costello), and July 24 (Jivamukti yoga with Kelly Morris), 2-4 p.m.
In connection with the special exhibition Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior, three renowned yoga instructors present a series of two-hour workshops in the Museum's fifth-floor Cantor Rotunda. A tour of the exhibition precedes each workshop. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased via

Creative Art Making: Mehendi, the Art of Henna
Saturday, August 13, 2-5 p.m.
Sandy Patangay, a practitioner of mehendi, the application of henna as body art, hosts a workshop for adults in which she shows visitors how to use henna and traditional designs to create temporary tattoos. There is a $15 materials fee, and registration is required. Register at or at the Museum's Visitor Center. A limited number of free tickets are reserved for Museum members on a first-come, first-served basis. Members should call (718) 501-6326 for tickets.


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