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Brooklyn Museum Presents Adult Public Programs in May and June


Thursdays @ 7 Series Features Conversation with Musician Moby

During May and June the Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults including a conversation with techno musician Moby, two AUDIOPHILE concerts featuring emerging Brooklyn bands and produced in conjunction with The L Magazine, a screening of the film If a Tree Falls, and a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic.


Music: AUDIOPHILE Concert Series
Fridays, May 13 and June 10, 7 p.m.
Two concerts celebrating the most prolific and innovative talent of Brooklyn's thriving music scene. The popular dance party band MEN and the indie rockers Savoir Adore perform in May, and the hip-hop artist Theophilus London in June. Produced in conjunction with The L Magazine. For more information, visit

Music Off The Walls: The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Sunday, May 22, 2-4 p.m.
A Brooklyn Philharmonic string quartet and guest artists perform a program entitled "As Long as the Breath Rattles My Bones," co-curated by renowned composer Randall Woolf and Philharmonic Composer Fellow Jeremiah Lockwood. The concert features the world premiere of a Lockwood work inspired by the Museum's long-term installation American Identities: A New Look. A related gallery tour precedes the program at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15; $10 for members, students, and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit or call (718) 488-5913.


Academic Symposium: "From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture"
Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
This daylong symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Gathered, explores the implications of women artists using images of women in their work; connections between women's history and contemporary art; and perceptions of race and gender. Included are Dr. Wendy Steiner speaking on concepts of beauty; graduate students presenting current research; and a panel discussion featuring comedian Erica Watson, drag king Shelly Mars, and illustrator Molly Crabapple.

Lecture and Book Signing: Dr. Gail Levin
Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.
The noted art historian discusses and signs her most recent book, Lee Krasner: A Biography (William Morrow, 2011) about artist Jackson Pollock's wife, a modernist master in her own right. Book signing to follow.


The Museum comes alive every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with a series of exciting programs including conversations, performances, films, and tours. The schedule for May and June is as follows:

May 5
Moonlight Tour: "Mysteries in Art through the Ages." An exploration of the Museum's most mysterious objects.

Film: My Perestroika (Robin Hessman, 2010, 87 min.). Documentary follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times--from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. A Q & A with the director will follow.

May 12
In Conversation: John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, interviews the techno musician Moby about his new album and book of photography. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $10 ($6 for members and cultural colleagues). Seating is limited; advance purchase recommended via

Moonlight Tour: "Power in Art." How artists portray power.

May 19
Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Acclaimed Manhattan forum joins with the Museum to present innovative poetry every third Thursday evening of every month. The May program features Asian and Asian American poets including Pandora Scooter, Tahani Salah, and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, with music by Nisha Asnani.

Moonlight Tour: "Intrigue in Ptolemaic Art." Insider machinations in the days of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, as seen in works on view in Egypt Reborn.

May 26 Moonlight Tour: Curator of European Art Richard Aste on hidden treasures in the Museum's collection of European drawings. Space is limited, and reservations are required. RSVP to

Film: Kings of Pastry (D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, 2010, 87 min.). Documentary about an intense three-day competition between sixteen French pastry chefs. A Q & A with the director will follow.

June 2
Moonlight Tour: "Skin Deep: Race in Art through the Ages." Museum educator Matthew Branch on how artists throughout history have depicted race.

June 9
In Conversation: Choreographer and "action specialist" Elizabeth Streb talks with acclaimed novelist A. M. Homes about the search for precision of language and meaning in both physical movement and literature. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $10 ($6 for members and cultural colleagues). Seating is limited; advance purchase recommended via

Moonlight Tour: "Mysteries in Art through the Ages"

June 16
Moonlight Tour: "Seeing Red: The Power of Color in Art." How artists have used red to intrigue, excite, and delight.

Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Latino and Latina artists and poets including Carlos Andres Gomez, Jessica Blandina, Chilo, La Bruja, and Jennifer falu, with music by Yellowcake.

June 23
Moonlight Tour: "Read Like an Egyptian." Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art Yekatarina Barbash on the different writing systems, principals of pronunciation, and types of hieroglyphs in ancient Egyptian art.

June 30
Moonlight Tour: "Mysteries in Art through the Ages"

Film: The Oath (Laura Poitras, 2010, 90 min.). Documentary filmed in Yemen and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that interweaves the stories of Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard and a Guantánamo prisoner facing war crimes charges. Winner of a 2010 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award. A Q & A with the director will follow.


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