Music Off The Walls: The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Sunday, May 16, 1-4 p.m.
Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic perform compositions highlighting the long-term installation Extended Family: Contemporary Connections. A related gallery talk precedes the program at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15- $10 for Members, students, and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit
Fashion Showcase: Brooklyn Designers
Saturday, June 12, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Brooklyn designers present fashions inspired by the special exhibition American High Style. A panel discussion and gallery talk precede the show.
Sunday, June 27, 3-5 p.m.
Heart of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Museum present a jazz showcase in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. A gallery talk on art and jazz precedes the performance.
TALKS & TOURS
Symposium: “Costume Collections: A Collaborative Model for Museums”
Friday, May 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Brooklyn Museum- Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A two-day examination of the historic collaboration that has resulted in the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Co-hosted by the Brooklyn Museum and the Met’s Costume Institute.
Forum: “Making Ourselves Visible”
Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
This interactive program, organized by artist Liz Linden and writer Jen Kennedy, explores the question “What does feminism look like today?” and encourages visitors to take part in a variety of ways, from posting their own feminist works on a public billboard to participating in teach-ins on subjects such as “Feminist Utopias” and “Feminist Pedagogy.”
Panel Discussion: “Groundbreakers and Music Makers: The First Generation of Orchestral Women”
Sunday, June 13, 2-4 p.m.
Three pioneering female classical musicians–Jacqui Danilow, Metropolitan Opera bassist since 1980- Laura Flax, New York City Opera principal clarinetist since 1984- and Orin O’Brien, New York Philharmonic member since 1966–tell their story. Moderated by Deborah Siegel, author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild.
Gallery tours with a volunteer Museum Guide or Student Guide occur Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and weekends at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Check
Guided Tours for Groups
Guided tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions are available for adult groups. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 501-6234.
Tours for College Students
The Museum offers student groups guided tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions designed to complement their curriculum. For information, e-mail email@example.com or call (718) 501-6214.
Tours for Persons Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Special touch tours can be arranged by calling (718) 501-6229 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are limited to groups of six and are available on Tuesdays between 1 and 3 p.m.
Tours for Persons Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
Sign Language-interpreted gallery tours are offered every Target First Saturday and on the second Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. See the What’s Happening This Week guide at the Visitor Center for current topics.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Creative Art Making: Brooklyn Chic Men’s and Women’s Accessories
Saturday, May 15, 2-4 p.m.
Kae Burke of Make Fun Studio leads this workshop in how to design and create your own Brooklyn chic accessories, including vintage-inspired cocktail hats and ties. There is a $15 materials fee, and registration is required. Register in person at the Museum’s Visitor Center. A limited number of free tickets are reserved for Museum Members on a first-come, first-served basis. Members should call (718) 501-6326 for tickets.