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Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays
Dec 7, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free events include: Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Short, lively talks shed light on intriguing works in our permanent collections. (5:30-7:30); Curator Talk: Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, discusses themes in the exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. (6:00); Film: Dreams Are Colder Than Death (Arthur Jafa, 2013, 52 min.) A film exploring what it means to be black in twenty-first-century America. (6:00); Music: Pegasus Warning merges otherworldly sounds with electronic music and unique soulful beats. (6:30-7:30) and REBELLUM’s hybrid sound borrows from funk, jazz, reggae, heavy metal, classical, and more (8:30-10:00); Hands-On Art: Create an experimental two-part collage inspired by Mutu’s work.(6:30-8:30); Artist Talk: Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili talks about the materials and process behind her intricately patterned art. (7:00); Spoken Word: Musician, poet, writer, and actor Saul Williams blurs the line between poetry and hip-hop. (8:00-9:00); Book Club: Presented by Bold As Love magazine, authors Kiini Ibura Salaam and Bridgett M. Davis read from new work. Tayari Jones leads a discussion about how their writing relates to Mutu’s art.(8:30)