During January the Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, including a new series of programs that will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. (during the Museum’s new extended hours), a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, a panel discussion about the sexual exploitation of women farmworkers in America, and a screening of the independent film Good Fortune.
As a component of this series, the Museum is partnering with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and PBS’s award-winning independent film showcase POV. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe will present poetry and performance every third Thursday of the month and POV will present Brooklyn-related films every fourth Thursday.
PERFORMING ARTS & FILM
Music Off The Walls: The Brooklyn Philharmonic
Sunday, January 23, 2 p.m.
In a program entitled “Falling Apart and Coming Together,” members of the Philharmonic present the world premiere of a work by composer Corey Dargel inspired by the exhibition Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets. A related gallery talk precedes the program at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15- $10 for members, students, and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit www.brooklynphilharmonic.org or call (718) 488-5913.
TALKS & TOURS
Lecture: Farmworkers in America
Saturday, January 22, 2 p.m.
Monica Ramirez, Senior Staff Attorney and Project Director of Esperanza, the Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses the state of American farmworkers, with an in-depth look at the economic and sexual exploitation suffered by farmworker women.
NEW THURSDAY EVENING PROGRAMS
“You Must See This” Tour:
Norman Rockwell’s artistic process.
Noted cultural thinkers and media theorists Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed- and Steven Berlin Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, discuss technical innovation. A book signing follows.
Visitor’s Choice Tour
Visitors choose the objects they want to see.
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
First installment in the Museum’s partnership with acclaimed forum for innovative poetry features poetry and performances by muMs and Aurora, Carlos Andres Gomez, and others.
Hidden Secrets of the Brooklyn Museum Collection
“Inside the Museum’s Mummies: The CT Scanning Project,” with curator Edward Bleiberg.
Erotic Art Tour
“Erotic Art through the Ages”
POV Independent Film
Good Fortune (Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine, 2010, 90 min.). Provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the communities they aim to benefit. The event is a collaboration with the award-wining documentary series POV. (www.pbs.org/pov).
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Creative Art Making: Collage with Maura Madden
Saturday, January 15, 2 p.m.
Maura Madden, author of Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty with Your Friends All Year Long, leads a workshop in how to make creative collage pieces inspired by Norman Rockwell. There is a $15 materials fee, and registration is required. Register at www.museumtix.com or 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.
Photo: Carlos Andres Gomez. Photo courtesy Nuyorican Poets Cafe