New York Fashion Week, BEAT Festival Set for September at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in September. Public programs include talks, performances, 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 include iD, a queer fashion show presented by dapperQ; the opening of the Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival; and "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color," a conversation series presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.


The full schedule follows:

Thursday, September 8, 7 pm
New York Fashion Week: dapperQ presents iD
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Free as part of Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace

dapperQ presents iD, a queer New York Fashion Week show with independent designers exploring gender diversity and fashion as a means of resistance. iD celebrates the rich and diverse identities of the queer community and its contributions to fashion and style on the opening day of New York Fashion Week. See the latest collections by seven fashion designers and over 60 models that represent the LGBTQ community.
Saturday, September 10, 2 pm
The War on Drugs: On-Screen and Off
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Free with Museum admission

Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, speaks with ProPublica reporter Ginger Thompson about drug policy, the prison system, and media portrayal of both. Presented as part of the ongoing Sackler Center series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."
Thursday, September 15, 6-9 pm
Stoop Sale
Brooklyn Museum Outdoor Plaza
Free as part of Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace

Support some of Brooklyn's best food, fashion, and design purveyors at our outdoor pop-up mall.

Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm
Art in Sight
Martha and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Free as part of Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace

Spend an hour experiencing a single piece of art and discover new ways to see the art you love. All are welcome at this experiment in observation and perception.
Thursday, September 15, 7 pm
BEAT Festival
Throughout the Museum
Free as part of Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace

The fifth-annual Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival kicks off at the Brooklyn Museum with performances by Brooklyn-based theater, dance, and creative advocates. See all the artists in this year's BEAT Festival performing throughout the Museum, including Derick Cross, The FLEX Program, t'ai freedom ford, Elyzabeth Gorman, Lucy Kerr, David Langlois, Thea Little, Ras Osagyefo, Gabriel Ramirez, Niki Singleton, Vickie Tanner, Hanne Tierney and Jamila Youngstedt. For more information, visit www.beatbrooklyn.com.

Thursday, September 15, 7 pm
Inside/Outside Prison Walls: Children and Families
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Free as part of Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace

Creative advocates discuss how film, theater, literature, and television can support, empower, and heal families and children of the currently and formerly incarcerated. Moderated by Dr. Jill Becker, board member of Rehabilitation Through The Arts, the panelists include Nora Raleigh Baskin, author of Ruby on the Outside; Jeanette Betancourt, Ed.D, Senior Vice President, U.S. Social Impact, Sesame Workshop; Jeremy Robins, documentary filmmaker, Echoes of Incarceration, and 2016 Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellow; and Katherine Vockins, founder and Executive Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts. Presented as part of the ongoing Sackler Center series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."

Saturday, September 24, 9-11 am
Art of Yoga
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Tickets are $10 to $20 and include Museum admission.

The Brooklyn Museum and Flavorpill present a yoga class taught by renowned teachers from around the country. Afterwards, enjoy pop-up talks exploring the connections between yoga and highlights in our collection. For tickets and more information, visit www.flavorpill.com.

Saturday, September 24, 2 pm
Children, Not Criminals: Rethinking School Discipline
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Free with Museum admission

Hear from national and local advocates and practitioners about the crisis of the school-to-prison pipeline and learn about the outcomes they have achieved through innovative alternatives. Panelists include Fania Davis, a leading national voice on restorative justice and co-founder and Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY); Monique Morris, co-founder of the National Black Women's Justice Institute and author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools; and Ashley Ellis, Restorative Justice Coordinator, Good Shepherd Services. Moderated by Cecilia Clarke, President, Brooklyn Community Foundation. Presented as part of the ongoing Sackler Center series "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."

Photo by Katya Moorman and Karen L. Dunn

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