March Target First Saturdays: Tipi Heritage of the Great Plains

When:Saturday March 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:

5–7 p.m. Music
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Martha Redbone performs a combination of R & B, soul, rock, and traditional Native American music.

5:30 p.m. Performance
The Great Hall, 1st Floor
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers perform a diverse array of traditional songs and dances from Native American tribes across the country.

6 p.m. Artist Talk
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Brooklyn-based artist Yatika Fields responds to Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains and speaks about how his Plains heritage and graffiti art have influenced his style. Free tickets (25) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6 p.m. Film
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Edge of America (James McDaniel, 2003, 105 min.) An African American educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation and is coaxed into coaching the girls’ basketball team. The film is based on a true story. Free tickets (330) available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art
Education Gallery, 1st Floor
Design your own parfleche, an elegant Native American pouch made of hide. Free timed tickets (380) available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Curator Talk
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor
Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Curator and Chair of the Arts of the Americas, on Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains. Free tickets (25) available at the Visitor Center at 6:00 p.m.

8 p.m. Young Voices Talk
Meyer and Morris A. Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor
Student Guides on Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains.

8–10 p.m. Dance Party
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Dee Jay Frame spins tracks fusing hip-hop with traditional Native American melodies and beats.

9 p.m. Book Club
American Identites, 5th Floor
Lakota scholar Joseph Marshall III speaks about his latest book, To You We Shall Return. A book signing will follow.

9–10 p.m. Interactive Performance
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
The Redhawk Arts Council hosts an interactive dance performance inspired by traditional Northern and Southern Plains Dances.

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