Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in November and December

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs for Adults, Teens, and Kids in November and December

During November and December the Brooklyn Museum will present an array of public programs for adults, teens, and kids, including the Sixth Annual Children's Book Fair; performances by award-winning trumPeter Christian Scott, bassist-composer Linda Oh, and the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra; conversations with artists Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and Harmony Hammond; a reading from the memoir Conversations with Stalin by author Eleanor Antin; a screening of Mickalene Thomas's film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman; a tour of the exhibition Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company with curator Barbara Veith; and a variety of art-making classes and workshops.

TALKS & TOURS

Discussion: African American Conceptual Art
Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m.
When Conceptual art emerged in the 1960s, African American artists used it as a framework to analyze race and identity. Assistant Curator Naima Keith of the Studio Museum in Harlem leads a discussion on the development of African American Conceptual art and its legacy in contemporary works on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Panel Discussion: Materializing "Six Years"
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Curators Vincent Bonin and Catherine Morris and art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson discuss Lucy R. Lippard's career as a critic, curator, and activist.

Artist Talk: "What's a Nice Feminist Like You Doing in the Modernist Painting Field?"
Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Harmony Hammond discusses her recent near-monochrome paintings.

Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversations for Individuals with Memory Loss
Tuesdays, November 13 and December 18, 2 p.m.
This gallery program for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers is offered one afternoon a month. Private tours for groups can also be arranged. For information call 718-501-6229 or email access@brooklynmuseum.org.

PERFORMING ARTS & FILM

Film: Materializing "Six Years" on Screen
Sunday, November 18, 12-6 p.m.
The Sackler Center presents a day of film shorts from the original program that Lucy R. Lippard organized for her 1969 exhibition 557,087, with art historian Branden W. Joseph as guest speaker.

Music: Sounds of the Season
Saturday, December 15, 2 p.m.
A quartet from the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra presents a program of winter-inspired music curated by Artistic Director Nocholas Armstrong. A gallery tour making connections between the music and art in the Museum will follow the performance.

THURSDAY EVENINGS AT THE MUSEUM

The Museum remains open every Thursday evening until 10, allowing visitors to linger later in the galleries and enjoy exciting evening programs. The series includes interviews, performance, film, and eclectic, eye-opening tours. Members receive free entry to Thursday evening programs. November and December highlights include:

November 1
7 p.m. Reading: Eleanor Antin reads from Conversations with Stalin, her memoir about growing up in New York as the daughter of Jewish Communist immigrants.

November 8
6 p.m. Sensory Tour: Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Designed for individuals who are blind or who are partially sighted, but open to all. Verbal descriptions, tastings, and tactile experiences included. RSVP requested at access@brooklynmuseum.org or 718-501-6229.
7 p.m. BrooklynNites Jazz: Bassist-composer Linda Oh performs music from her new album, Initial Here. Presented in partnership with WBGO 88.3 FM. Hosted by Rob Crocker. Museum and WBGO members receive free admission; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 for reservations.

November 15
7 p.m. In Conversation: Artists Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems talk with curator Eugenie Tsai about using their art to challenge conventional ideas of beauty, race, and gender.
7:30 p.m. News Ways of Seeing: A Drop-In Drawing Workshop: Explore artists' processes, develop professional drawing techniques, and meet others who share your interests. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. There is an $8 fee to cover the cost of materials.

November 29
Film: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman (Mickalene Thomas, 2012, 30 min.) A celebration of artist Mickalene Thomas's mother and muse, Sandra Bush. A discussion with Thomas and Bush follows the screening.

December 6
6 p.m. Sensory Tour: "Brooklyn Stories"
Designed for individuals who are blind or who are partially sighted, but open to all. Verbal descriptions, tastings, and tactile experiences included. RSVP requested at access@brooklynmuseum.org or (718) 501-6229.
7 p.m. Curator Tour: Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company with exhibition curator Barbara Veith.
7 p.m. BrooklynNites Jazz: Edison Award-winning trumpeter and bandleader Christian Scott performs selections from his new album, Christian aTunde Adjuah. Presented in partnership with WBGO 88.3 FM. Hosted by Rob Crocker. Museum and WBGO members receive free admission; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 for reservations.

December 13
7 p.m. In Conversation: How much of our memory is real and how much is constructed? Neuroscientist Karim Nader and other guests discuss how art and science intersect in exploring the complex and poetic concept of memory.

December 20
7 p.m. Film: Join the team behind the acclaimed web series East Willy B for a screening of the show's first season and discussion on the process of creating the series.

Special support for Thursday Evenings at the Museum films provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

MUSEUM SHOP

Glass Artisan Day
Saturday, November 3, noon-6 p.m.
The Museum Shop joins with Brooklyn-based UrbanGlass studios to highlight several Brooklyn glass artists. Demonstrations of glass beading and etching and a one-day sale of unique glass jewelry and art included.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Creative Writing Salon
Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m.
In connection with the exhibition Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way, the Brooklyn-based Writhing Society leads a workshop based on the French literary movement Oulipo. Using constrained writing techniques and visual-verbal composition, participants will construct texts both individually and collaboratively. No prior experience necessary.

Gallery/Studio Program Student Exhibition
Works by students in the summer semester of the Gallery/Studio Program will be on view in the Con Edison Education Gallery on the Museum's first floor from September 15 to December 5.

YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Sixth Annual Children's Book Fair
Saturday, November 17, noon-4 p.m.
Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators featuring storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels. Listen to readings of Poopendous! by Artie Bennett, Miriam Weiner and Shannon Witt's Shakespeare's Seasons, and Riding in My Car, illustrated by Scott Menchin. Enjoy games and activities for all, including special drawing tables with Mike Herrod (Comics to Go) and Brian Snyder and Alexis Moniello (Everything Butt Art).

Family Concert: The Composer Is Dead
Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m.
Meet the orchestra, solve the mystery, and laugh until you cry in this cutting-edge introduction to the orchestra featuring text by Lemony Snicket and music by Nathaniel Stookey, presented by the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. Recommended for children ages five and up. Tickets, which include Museum admission, are $15 adult and $10 for children twelve and under. They are available at www.zerve.com/BQCMusic/Orchest, the Brooklyn Conservatory, or, on the day of the concert, at the Museum itself.

Arty Facts
Sundays, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in each ninety-minute Arty Facts class. In November, learn how artists from Claude Monet to Jean-Michel Othoniel have played with light to produce specific effects, and create brilliant, luminous artwork of your own. In December, see how animals have inspired artists all over the world, and let the animals in the Museum inspire the artist in you. Please do not bring siblings older than seven or younger than four. Materials fee (Museum admission not included): $10 per family (up to four participants); $5 for Gallery/Studio families and Members at the Family level; and free to Members at the Contributor level and above.

New! The Arty Facts Class Card
The perfect holiday gift for the young artist in your life. Eleven classes for the price of ten: $100 for non-Members; $50 for Members at the Family level. Available at the Visitor Center.

Meet the Museum
In Meet the Museum, toddlers two and three years old explore art and culture through song, gallery activities, and art making. Adult companions work closely with their children and discover creative and fun ways to interact with them. Classes are held Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Registration for the winter session, January 10 to February 14, begins December 15. For more information and to register visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/youth-and-families/meet_museum.php. Early registration is encouraged because classes fill up quickly.

TEEN PROGRAMS

Teen Info Online
For information about the Brooklyn Museum's programs for teenagers, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org/education/teens.php. To sign up for the Museum's teen mailing list, email teen.programs@brooklynmuseum.org. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/brooklynmuseumteens.
Youth and Family Programs, including Arty Facts, the Gallery/Studio Program, Meet the Museum, and Teen Programs, are supported by The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; The Pinkerton Foundation; Astoria Federal Savings; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation; the Brooklyn Community Foundation's Peter Jay Sharp Youth Arts Fellowship; and the Brooklyn Museum's Molly B. Levine Fund, established by Laurence W. Levine, Jay H. Levine, Susan Levine Kane, and the Laurence W. Levine Foundation.

Public support for these programs is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Legislature.

Major support for these activities is also provided by the Museum's Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles, William Randolph Hearst, and Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation education endowments, and by Con Edison.

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