Black History Month to be Celebrated at the Brooklyn Museum

Let us celebrate Black History month at the Brooklyn Museum and while we are there celebrate a little love. As we all know Black History month is upon us. And it is important that we find ways to celebrate Black History and honor pioneers and heros that came before us.

The Brooklyn Museum is one of the best places to celebrate Black History with a richness of art and history it presents teaching moments that makes for a rich life.

Here is how…

Scent Tour: Mugler’s Perfume Universe

Beginning February 3rd through March 3rd from 6:30 to 8 PM experience an intimate after-hours tour of the special exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime. The tour is led by Jessica Murphy, fragrance culture writer, educator, and Manager of Visitor Engagement at the Museum. Experience a selection of Mugler perfumes, including Angel and Alien. While learning about the designer’s visionary approach to fashion and considering the connections between scent and style.

Scent Tour: Mugler’s Perfume Universe
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Tickets are $40 and include after-hours admission to Thierry Mugler: Couturissime. Member tickets are $35.

Brooklyn Museum First Saturday: Legacy

On Saturday February 4th from 5 to 10 PM Ring in Black History Month and celebrate twenty-five years of First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. This month’s theme honors the legacy of Black artistic production in Brooklyn.

The evening’s events celebrate the creative excellence of Black artists who are shaping the borough’s culture today. And of throwback performers who put First Saturdays on the map.

Brooklyn Museum First Saturday: Legacy
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Here is the evening’s lineup. This is a FREE event that requires advance registration. Admission is subject to capacity at the time of your arrival.

It’s also the perfect time to see Thierry Mugler: Couturissime. It is the first retrospective to explore the French designer’s mark on fashion history. Slip into the museum after hours for a special tour on scent, style, and Mugler’s perfume creations.

Also on view is Jimmy DeSana: Submission. Submission speaks to the history of photography, New York City, and the LGBTQ artists who built a legendary countercultural scene.

Meanwhile, Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon features figurative paintings that delve into questions of identity and history.

Salsa Party

Salsa season continues at the Brooklyn Museum on February 9th from 6 to 9:30 PM. The event will be hosted by Balmir Dance Society. Start the night with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing. And performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Salsa Party
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Register for the event here.

Valentine’s Date Night

On February 11th from 6 to 10 PM experience an evening of romance, drinks at The Norm and an after hour access to Thierry Mugler: Couturissime.

Valentine's Date Night
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Take your loved one [or just yourself] on an intimate stroll through the daring and sexy imagination of designer Thierry Mugler, followed by your choice of beer, wine, or cocktail in The Norm’s stylish atmosphere.

Make it a night to remember at the Brooklyn Museum. Tickets are $30 and include a drink and after-hours admission to Thierry Mugler: Couturissime [last entry: 9 PM]. Additional beverages and small bites are available for purchase. Member tickets are $15. And if you are not a member Join today. Membership is open to guests aged 18 and over.

Roundtable: Architects on the Future of the Museum

On February 15th from 6:15 to 8:30 PM learn about the new approaches to building museums. What is the future of museums—how will they look and feel?

Roundtable: Architects on the Future of the Museum
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Celebrate the release of museum strategist András Szántó’s book Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, discussing the responsiveness to their cultural and geographic surroundings in regards to museums.

Szántó is joined in person by Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro, United States) and on Zoom by Paula Zasnicoff Cardoso (Arquitetos Associados, Brazil) and Kerstin Thompson (Kerstin Thompson Architects, Australia).

Members enjoy discounted tickets.

Art History Happy Hour: African Ancestors of Egypt and Nubia

On February 16th from 7 to 8:30 PM Art History Happy Hour continues with an evening of lectures and accompanying wines inspired by African Ancestors of Egypt and Nubia: From the Green Sahara to the Nile.

Art History Happy Hour: African Ancestors of Egypt and Nubia
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A gallery activation that highlights connections between ancient Egypt and other African cultures in art, religion, and language. History lessons with Annissa Malvoisin, Bard Graduate Center / Brooklyn Museum Postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts of Africa; Meghan Bill, Coordinator of Provenance; and Dr. Vanessa Davies, scholar and founding organizer of the Nile Valley Collective.

Members enjoy discounted tickets.

Brooklyn Talks: Mugler’s Muses with Pat Cleveland

Join the Brooklyn Museum on February 23 for an edition of Brooklyn talks.

Brooklyn Talks: Mugler’s Muses with Pat Cleveland
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Enter the world of Thierry Mugler, an edgy designer who pushed boundaries. Experience a conversation between Pat Cleveland, one of the first Black supermodels, and curator Matthew Yokobosky.

As part of our series on Mugler’s muses, Cleveland gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into working with the daring artist, including descending from the ceiling while modeling Mugler’s tenth-anniversary collection and donning his looks for nights at Studio 54.

Members enjoy discounted tickets.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Barber, Schumann

On February 26th from 2 to 4 PM experience The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra presents a dynamic program of three works celebrating aspects of Romanticism. Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of “Lohengrin” describes the Holy Grail’s descent to Earth with a shimmering string opening and slow but intense build to a grand climax.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Barber, Schumann
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Samuel Barber’s Souvenirs, a nostalgic ode, reflects on the forgotten spirit and magnificence of pre-WWI hotels with music for six dances fashionable in 1914 New York City. Finally, Robert Schumann’s dark and dramatic Fourth Symphony maintains a powerful momentum, with twists and turns ranging from brooding melancholy to heroic passion.

Advance tickets are available through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra at $15 for seniors and Museum Members and $20 for non-Members; same-day tickets are $25 at the door. Free for youths 16 and under.

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