More About The Brooklyn Museum, December’s “First Saturday” Programming & Sponsors

Sug­ar Fam­i­ly  for pub­lic trans­porta­tion direc­tions to the Brook­lyn Muse­um we sug­gest tak­ing either the Two or Three Train to the East­ern Parkway/Brooklyn Muse­um Stop/Station.  The Muse­um will appear across the road­way as you exit the sta­tion.  As you’ll notice … we get to kick out the jams right at the tip­py top of the evening … Out­er Space­ways Here We Come !!!

Brook­lyn Muse­um
200 East­ern Park­way
Brook­lyn, New York 11238–6052

Decem­ber 2, 2017

From Ancient Egypt to the Afro­fu­ture

MUSIC: BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER ~ 5 pm ~ Burnt Sug­ar the Arkestra Cham­ber caramelizes an exper­i­men­tal soul/­jaz­z/hip-hop trib­ute to the leg­endary Afro­fu­tur­ist musi­cian Sun Ra.

CURATOR TOUR: SOULFUL CREATURES ~ 5–6 pm ~ Exhi­bi­tion cura­tor Edward Bleiberg offers a behind-the-scenes look into our spe­cial exhi­bi­tion Soul­ful Crea­tures: Ani­mal Mum­mies in Ancient Egypt.

ARTIST TALK AND TOUR: AHMED MATER: MECCA JOURNEYS ~ 5:30 pm ~ Artist Ahmed Mater and cura­tor Cather­ine Mor­ris lead a tour of the new spe­cial exhi­bi­tion Ahmed Mater: Mec­ca Jour­neys, and dis­cuss the art of pre­serv­ing mul­ti­lay­ered his­to­ries in the rapid­ly chang­ing envi­ron­ment of Mec­ca.

HANDS-ON ART ~ 6–8 pm ~ Cre­ate a head­dress inspired by our ancient Egypt­ian col­lec­tion, using dif­fer­ent pat­terns and mate­ri­als. 330 free tick­ets in Hands-On Art line at Admis­sions at 5 pm.

SCHOLAR TALK: MAKEBA LAVAN, “EVERYTHING IN THE FUTURE IS BLACK” ~ 6 pm ~ Ph.D. can­di­date Make­ba Lavan (Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, CUNY) intro­duces the aes­thet­ic and imag­i­na­tive strate­gies of Afro­fu­tur­ism, using our 2013 exhi­bi­tion Wangechi Mutu: A Fan­tas­tic Jour­ney to exam­ine the spec­u­la­tive fic­tion of Octavia But­ler and the music of George Clin­ton, Janelle Mon­ae, and Erykah Badu, among oth­ers. 25 free tick­ets in Forum line at Admis­sions at 5 pm.

MUSIC: DAVÍ ~ 7 pm ~ Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary artist Daví spins a mix of the many acoustic iter­a­tions of Afro­fu­tur­ism and explores its son­ic lega­cy from funk to hip-hop and dance­hall.

MUSIC: EVERYDAY PEOPLE ~ 8–10 pm ~ Every­day Peo­ple, New York City’s day­time dance par­ty phe­nom­e­non, takes the stage with a set by DJ mOma and a per­for­mance by Jade de LaFleur.

FILM: TERENCE NANCE ~ 8 pm ~ Brook­lyn-based film­mak­er Ter­ence Nance screens a selec­tion of his short films, includ­ing They Charge for the Sun (2016, 16 min.), Swim­ming in Your Skin Again (2015, 21 min.), and Uni­vitellin (2016, 15 min.). Fol­lowed by a talk­back with the direc­tor. 330 free tick­ets in Audi­to­ri­um line at Admis­sions at 7 pm.

FILM: VISUAL AIDS PRESENTS ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS ~ 8 pm ~ In hon­or of World AIDS Day, Visu­al AIDS presents a series of film shorts for their annu­al Day With(out) Art, fea­tur­ing new com­mis­sions by Myk­ki Blan­co, Cheryl Dun­ye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gos­sett, Thomas Allen Har­ris, Kia Labei­ja, Tiona Nekkia McClod­den, and Bron­tez Pur­nell. Film pro­gram will be pre­sent­ed twice, at 8 and 9 pm.

FEMINIST BOOK CLUB WITH WELL-READ BLACK GIRL ~ 8:30–10 pm ~ In con­junc­tion with Roots of “The Din­ner Par­ty”: His­to­ry in the Mak­ing, Glo­ry Edim of Well-Read Black Girl hosts a series of four Tar­get First Sat­ur­day book clubs focus­ing on Judy Chicago’s favorite fem­i­nist reads. In the first ses­sion, read and dis­cuss selec­tions from Angela Y. Davis’s 1983 text Women, Race & Class.

*** Spon­sored by Tar­get. *** Made pos­si­ble by the Wal­lace Foun­da­tion Com­mu­ni­ty Pro­grams Fund, estab­lished by the Wal­lace Foun­da­tion, with addi­tion­al sup­port from DLA Piper US LLP, the Acad­e­my of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences, The Ellis A. Gim­bel Trust, Nation­al Grid, and oth­er donors.