Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Black History Month: Living Legacy

Feb 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

| Free
0-FSAT-banner

Music
5 p.m.
New Orleans band Water Seed performs sophisticated jazz infused with adventurous funk.
Film
6 p.m.
Soul Food Junkies (Byron Hurt, 2013, 60 min.) explores the relationship between food, family, and identity. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Film
6 p.m.
Animated documentary-in-progress Black Enuf takes a playful approach to questions of racial identity and self-acceptance. Followed by a talkback with the filmmaker Carrie Hawks. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.
Hands-On Art
6:30–8 p.m.
Use fabric to design a quilt square inspired by people and events in African American culture. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.
Pop-Up Gallery Talks
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Join a lively discussion about artworks celebrating African American artists.
Music
7 p.m.
Soul Science Lab’s Chen Lo and Asante Amin present Soundtrack ’63, a multimedia live music performance that honors the Civil Rights Movement.
Talk
7 p.m.
Kim Drew, founder of the blog Black Contemporary Art, leads a discussion with artists Devin Kenny and Sondra Perry about the ways black artists engage social media.
Poetry and Community Talk
8 p.m.
Black Poets Speak Out, a collective led by Mahogany L. Browne, Jonterri Gadson, and Amanda Johnston, presents a poetry reading and community forum inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
Film
8 p.m.
The Peculiar Kind, a documentary developed from the eponymous web series, uses unscripted conversation to look at the lives of queer women of color. Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.
Book Club
8:30 p.m.
Grammy Award–winning spoken word artist J. Ivy discusses his new memoir, Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.
Music
9 p.m.
Classic R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Bilal performs tunes inspired by this month’s theme, including selections from his album Love Surreal.

Details

Date:
Feb 7, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php

Venue

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, 11238

Organizer

Brooklyn Museum
Phone:
718-501-6354
Email:
Website:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/7118