Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Viva Women March 6 First Saturday


March 6, 2010

Viva Woman!

Object of the Month

5–11 p.m.
Explore the African sculpture Mother with Child (Lupingu Lua Luimpe), the Museum's featured object for the month of March. Use our Looking Closer worksheet to gain insight into the artwork.


6 p.m.
Water (Deepa Mehta, 2005, 117 min., PG-13) examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi, India, in 1938. A Q&A with Gayatri Gopinath, Program Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at New York University, follows the screening. Free tickets (330) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.


6–8 p.m.
Vocalist Emeline Michel blends native Haitian compas, twoubadou, and rara with jazz and world music. Part of Carnegie Hall'sNeighborhood Concert Series.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create a clay figure inspired by one of history’s powerful women. Free timed tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Curator Talk

7 p.m.
Yekaterina Barbash, Assistant Curator of Egyptian Art, highlights images of women and goddesses in the exhibition Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Amulets and FragmentsFree tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.


7–8 p.m.
Filmmaker Barbara Hammer talks about her work and her new book, Hammer! Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Curator Talk

8 p.m.
Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a Sign Language–interpreted talk on artist Kiki Smithand her work. Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Young Voices Gallery Talk

8:30 p.m.
Student Guides give a talk on female figures in the installation Extended Family.

Book Club

9–10 p.m.
Jamaican performance artist Staceyann Chin discusses her memoir, The Other Side of Paradise. The book is available for purchase from the Museum Shop.

Dance Party

9–11 p.m.
DJ Mary Mac spins a dance party tribute to the women of hip-hop and soul.
Sponsored by Target
Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.
Major support also provided by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
New York Times Community Affairs Department, media sponsor.
WNYC Radio, broadcast media sponsor. WNYC
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 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, someTarget 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.
Learn more about 1stfansA new first-of-its-kind socially networked Brooklyn Museum Membership. 1stfans mingle at exclusive events every First Saturday as well as receive online benefits. Read more.
This month, 1stfans will get a staff-led tour of Kiki Smith's installation in the Museum's nineteenth-century period rooms as part of the exhibition Sojourn.
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