February Target First Saturday: Framing Our History

When:Saturday February 5, 2011
Where:The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238-6099
(718) 638-5000

Come out to Brooklyn For Target’s First Saturday’s at The Brooklyn Museum. Check out all of the great exhibits and the awesome party later at night. Owing to limited capacity, some programs require tickets. Free tickets are available for selected events. Please note ticket distribution times above. Members may pick up tickets from the Membership Desk beginning at 2 p.m. while supplies last. Programs subject to change without notice.Free general admission and $4 parking (flat rate), 5–11 p.m. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Cash bar, food concessions, and Shop open until 11 p.m.

Here is the list of scheduled events:

5–10:30 Object of the Month
American Identities, 5th Floor
Examine Southern Landscape (Southern Flood) with the help of our Looking Closer questions.

5–7 p.m. Music
Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Bebop, jazz, and swing from the Fat Cat Big Band taps into America’s rich musical heritage.

5:30 p.m. Film
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
The Great Debaters (Denzel Washington, 2007, 126 min., PG-13). True story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College in Texas who inspired students to form the school’s first debate team in the segregated South of 1935. Novelist and screenwriter Trey Ellis introduces the film and leads a discussion following the screening. Free tickets (330) available at the Visitor Center at 5:00 p.m.

6–7 p.m. Discussion
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Writer Kalia Brooks on Lorna Simpson: Gathered. Free tickets (25) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art
Education Division, 1st floor
Tile, extend, frame, and rearrange a portrait. Design a triptych portrait inspired by the works of Lorna Simpson. Free timed tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Curator Talk
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th floor
Sharon Matt Atkins, Curator of Exhibitions, leads a tour on Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. Free tickets (30) available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

7–8 p.m. Interactive Project
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Forum, 4th Floor
Bring your photos to contribute to a collaborative artwork on African American history inspired by Lorna Simpson: Gathered.

8 p.m. Young Voices Gallery Talk
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
Student Guides on the installation American Identities: A New Look.

8–10 p.m. Dance Party
The Great Hall, 1st Floor
DJ Stormin’ Norman, resident DJ of Harlem’s Sundae Sermon, hosts a hip-hop and soul dance party highlighting African American contributions to music.

9–10 p.m. Artist Talk
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Hank Willis Thomas discusses the development of his installation Unbranded and addresses issues of race and class in magazine advertisements.

9–10 p.m. Music
The Glass Pavilion, 1st floor
The Small’s Jazz Club All-Stars plays big band music of the thirties, forties, and fifties.

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

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