During May and June the Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults including a panel discussion about pioneering female classical musicians, a fashion showcase featuring Brooklyn designers, a performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and a symposium about the historic collaboration that has resulted in the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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 www.brooklynphilharmonic.org or call .
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 www.brooklynmuseum.org or the What’s Happening This Week guide at the Visitor Center for current topics.
Guided Tours for Groups
Guided tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions are available for adult groups. For information, e-mail [email protected] 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 protected] 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 [email protected] 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.