Brooklyn Museum Presents INFINITE BLUE At TARGET FIRST SATURDAY
On April 1, Target First Saturday will immerse visitors in the collection exhibition Infinite Blue through an evening of performance, scholarship, film, and literature that reflects on the color blue. Programming is also inspired by April's National Poetry Month. Highlights include music by Martha Redbone Roots Project; a screening of Eva Hesse; and performances by Geko Jones, Chiquita Brujita, Fogo Azul, and Aina Luz.
Throughout 2017, Target First Saturdays highlight female-identified and gender-nonconforming artists and organizations that challenge gender conventions. This programming is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5-7 pm Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project blends folk and Appalachian rhythms that pay tribute to Native and African American roots.
*5:30 pm Film: Eva Hesse (Marcie Begleiter, 2016, 108 min.) is the first feature-length film on the life and work of German-born American artist Eva Hesse. It captures New York's 1960s downtown art scene and Hesse's short and extraordinary career. The screening is followed by a talkback with the artist's sister, Helen Charash, and the film's producer, Karen Shapiro.
6 pm Curator Tour: Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, gives an inside look at Asian artworks in Infinite Blue.
*6-8 pm Hands-On Art: Take inspiration from Infinite Blue to create marbled paper using the Japanese suminagashi, or "floating ink," technique.
7 pm Pop-Up Poetry: Pamela Sneed and other writers read selections from their writings in front of works by artists of the African diaspora.
7-9 pm Dance and Workshop: Brooklyn Dance Festival presents dance performances by a variety of companies, followed by a workshop.
7:30-8:30 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Members of the ASK team host ten-minute discussions about works of art on view in Infinite Blue.
8-10 pm Music: Geko Jones and Chiquita Brujita host a night dedicated to the divine feminine and all things blue. With a DJ set by Geko Jones highlighting female musicians of the Afro-Latino diaspora, a performance by the all-female Brazilian drumline Fogo Azul, a pop-up installation of blue spiritual art, a vocal performance by Aina Luz, and a dance performance by Chiquita Brujita.
*8:30 pm Book Club: Mariah Schwarz reads from her new memoir, Getting My Voice Back, about finding one's self, voice, and power, and then abandoning them when authenticity becomes too difficult.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 pm and includes entrance to galleries and events. Discounted $12 tickets for Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern are available during Target First Saturdays. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $6 from 5 to 11 pm.
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.
Sponsored by Target.
(Photo by Kolin Mendez)