Brooklyn Museum, David Bowie Is & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra “Double Down”

Burnt Sugar Bowie
Sugar Nation it’s good to be appreciated at “home”.

After debuting our “caramelized” David Bowie songbook in 2011 at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium in Manhattan N.Y., seven years later BSAC is “doubling down” at The Brooklyn Museum, in, yes, you guessed correctly … Brooklyn N.Y.!   Timing being paramount … a well received and attended BSA Sun Ra tribute at this past January at BKM’s “Target First Saturdays” event, along with “proper” BSA’s Bowie video documentation* doubly impressed Lauren Zelaya, BKM’s Assistant Curator of Public Events and “viola” the deal was done.


Enough about us though … This Right Here is going to be a Major event!  Here’s a bit of info to let You know this is a Must Go!

The Brooklyn Museum’s  March 2 through July 15 presentation of the critically-acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is marks the final venue of the exhibition’s global, five-year tour, providing one last opportunity to view one-of-a-kind material from Bowie’s personal archive.  David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects— including original stage costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, album art, photographs, and videos— within an immersive, multimedia installation of continuous audio and projected animation and video. David Bowie is a timed ticketed exhibition.

The exhibition explores the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art, and film. Several immersive audio-visual spaces present dramatic projections of some of Bowie’s most ambitious music videos including DJ (1979) and The Hearts Filthy Lesson (1995), as well as recently uncovered footage of Bowie performing Jean Genie on Top of the Pops in 1973 and D.A. Pennebaker’s film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture (1973). A separate screening room shows excerptsand props from Bowie’s feature films such as The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Labyrinth (1986) and Basquiat (1996).

The Brooklyn Museum in addition to the exhibit has curated an amazing selection of public programs to celebrate the late artist’s creative process and cultural impact.

Little Cinema Presents Basquiat
Thursday, March 8, 7-10 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
An immersive screening of the biographical drama Basquiat (Julian Schnabel, 1996), featuring David Bowie as Andy Warhol, layered with live performances by artists, musicians, and dancers.

Bowie Soundbook

Thursday, March 29, 7 pm
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber pays tribute to David Bowie’s songbook with an evening of experimental covers in their unique style of soul, jazz, and hip-hop.

Target First Saturday
Saturday, April 7, 5-11 pm

Contemporary Brooklyn artists pay tribute to the legacy of David Bowie in an evening of live music, film, performance, conversation, and art-making activities.

Dance Party: Night of 1,000 Bowies
Friday, May 18, 8-11 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Bring your best David Bowie look at a dance party presented in partnership with iconic Brooklyn-based music and art venue House of Yes. The evening includes DJs and live performances that pay tribute to the many faces of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Film Series: June 7, The Hunger
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
A 35th anniversary screening of The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983, 97 mins.), featuring David Bowie as a rapidly aging vampire alongside costars Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve.
Film Series: June 14, Little Cinema Presents Labyrinth
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Little Cinema reimagines the cult-classic Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986, 101 mins.), featuring David Bowie as the Goblin King, in an immersive screening layered with live theatrical performances by artists, musicians, dancers, and circus performers.

Film Series: June 21, Velvet Goldmine
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
A tribute to 1970s glam rock, Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes, 1998, 118 mins.) is a fictional drama that draws inspiration from the style and personas of David Bowie and his peers.

Music Video Night: David Bowie
Thursday, June 28, 7 pm
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor

Los Angeles media company Mass Appeal returns to the Brooklyn Museum to present an evening of classic Davie Bowie music videos. The evening closes with a conversation by legendary “Life of Mars” director Mick Rock.

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