Brooklyn Museum Celebrates Rockwell Exhibit

The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free programs of art and entertainment each month. The April 2 event is a celebration of the different techniques artists employ to create a final product, as showcased in the special exhibition Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.

Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Cafe will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.

Some First Saturday programs have limited space available and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are subject to change without notice. Museum admission is free after 5 p.m. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $4 from 5 to 11 p.m.

Highlights include:

5-7 p.m. Music
The Fat Cat Jazz Club presents the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance and the New York City All-Star Youth Big Band.

6 p.m. Film
Wuthering Heights (Peter Kosminsky, 1992, 105 min., PG). Juliette Binoche stars in this adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel, the inspiration for the exhibition Sam Taylor-Wood: “Ghosts.” Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Performance
Beat boxer Kenny Muhammad (pictured) teams up with the Cocoro Strings for a new, percussive twist on classical music. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art
Sketch a charcoal portrait from live models as they emulate poses found in Rockwell’s illustrations. Free timed tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Curator Talk
Catherine Morris on Lorna Simpson: Gathered. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

8-10 p.m. Dance Party
DJ duo AndrewAndrew use their iPads to spin a zigzag history of pop.

9 p.m. Young Voices Talk
Student Guides on Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.

9-10 p.m. Performance
The Upright Citizens Brigade presents a series of improvisational skits based on visitors’ suggestions.

10-11 p.m. Late Night in the Galleries
All galleries open.

Photo: Kenny Muhammad. Photo Courtesy of the Artist.

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