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Target First Saturdays Brooklyn Museum

Apr 4, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

Music

5 p.m.

Revive Music presents the James Francies Trio, with a jazz tribute to Basquiat reminiscent of downtown NYC in the 1980s.

Curator Talk

6 p.m.

Curator Tricia Laughlin Bloom shares insight about the creation of the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown NotebooksFree tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Film

6 p.m.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Tamra Davis, 2010, 88 min.) offers an intimate look at Basquiat’s career. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Design and create your own crown in celebration of Basquiat. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading

7 p.m.

Inspired by Basquiat’s rich use of language, Cave Canem presents Poetry Meets Art, featuring readings from LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Roger Reeves.

Interactive Space

7–9 p.m.

Join W.A.F.F.L.E. (We Are Family for Life Entertainment) for an interactive performance and dance workshop, contribute to a collective mural with Slackgaze, and enjoy ’80s hip-hop spun by DJ Kid Ginseng from Tom Tom Club.

Music

7:30 p.m.

Natasha Diggs, of New York City’s premiere all-vinyl party Mobile Mondays, spins ’80s and ’90s hip-hop.

Dance Performance

8 p.m.

Urban Bush Women explores representations of the body in a performance of Dark Swan, which won a Bessie Award in 2014. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m.

Kids Corner

8:15 p.m.

Children’s book illustrator Javaka Steptoe presents his forthcoming book Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Presented in partnership with cariBEING.

Workshop

9 p.m.

Tom La Farge and Wendy Walker of the Brooklyn-based Writhing Society lead a writing workshop inspired by Basquiat’s notebooks. Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 8 p.m.

Music

9 p.m.

Lion Babe offers a unique blend of soul- and funk-infused R&B. Named in January 2015 by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.”

Details

Date:
Apr 4, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php

Organizer

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

Venue

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, 11238
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