Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April 4th, Brooklyn Museum First Saturday, FREE


At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5–11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m. All other Saturdays, the Museum closes at 6 p.m.

Please note that due to limited capacities, some Target First Saturday programs require tickets. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before ticket distribution at the Visitor Center located in the Rubin Lobby. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.

A new first-of-its-kind socially networked Brooklyn Museum Membership.

This month,1stfans will hear artist Sun K. Kwak explain her newly completed gallery installation, Enfolding 280 Hours.

April 4, 2009
Spring Awakening

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Discussion
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

The Cincinnati-based community organization True Body Project explains their recent collaborative work with young Brooklyn women about self-confidence and body-image issues. Free tickets (30) are available at the Visitor’s Center at 5 p.m.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Music
The Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn play swing-era tunes. Members of Stepping Out Studios give swing dance lessons at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Performance
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Shannon Hummel's Cora Dance presents excerpts from Prey, a work in progress that explores the tension between everyday life and raw survival. A question-and-answer session with the choreographer follows the performance. Free tickets (340) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art
Education Division, 1st Floor

Let the paintings of Hernan Bas inspire you to sketch a figure in charcoal from a live model. Free timed tickets (380) are available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Performance
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Soprano Nicole Renaud sings French and Italian arias and accompanies herself on an accordion.

7:00 p.m. Young Voices Gallery Talk
Meet at the entrance to Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection, 4th Floor

Student Guides give a talk on the work of Hernan Bas.

8:00 p.m. Curator Talk
Meet at the entrance to Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea, 5th Floor

Judith Dolkart, Associate Curator of European Art, gives a talk on Gustave Caillebotte. The talk is Sign Language–interpreted. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

8:00 p.m. Artist Talk
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

"This Is My Body, This Is My Software: Between Western and Non–Western Culture." Renowned French feminist performance artist ORLAN discusses her groundbreaking work and signs her monograph ORLAN: The Narrative. Free tickets (30) are available at the Visitor’s Center at 7 p.m.

9:00 p.m. Target First Saturdays Book Club
The Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Professor Malva Filer moderates a discussion of Isabel Allende’s magic realist masterpiece The Stories of Eva Luna.

9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Dance Party
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn-based DJ Michna spins the sizzling sounds of Miami Bass.

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