Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

Join us for Target First Saturdays and enjoy engaging and eclectic free art and entertainment programs every month, from 5 to 11 p.m. Michelin-starred Saul restaurant and bar is open all evening. The Counter café serves sandwiches, salads, and sweets, as well as wine and local beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m. (All other Saturdays, we close at 6 p.m.)

Some Target First Saturday activities take place in smaller and more intimate locations in the Museum, so you’ll need a ticket for those programs. Ticket lines often form 30 minutes before tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center (in the Rubin Lobby). If you’re a Member, pick up tickets from the Membership Desk while supplies last. While we do our best to keep our listings as up-to-date as possible, sometimes last-minute program changes are unavoidable.

When: Sat., May 03, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
Cost: Free! (More Details Here)

May 3, 2014

Ai Weiwei: Art and Activism

Visit Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the discounted admission price of $10 (regularly $15) during Target First Saturday.


5 p.m.

Magnetic North & Taiyo Na present socially conscious hip-hop fused with the rhythms of NYC and the soul of Asian immigrant culture.


6 p.m.

Lou Sagar, Director of Friends of Ai Weiwei, Delphine Hagland, U.S. Director of Reporters without Borders, and Deji Olukotun, founder of PEN American Center’s Digital Freedom program, talk about the impact of digital activism. Free tickets (150) at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Hands-On Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Mark flower arrangements inspired by Ai Weiwei’s flower protest. Free tickets (330) at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Pop-Up Gallery Talks

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Lively, ten-minute talks about the intersection of #activism and art in the Museum. Look for Museum Guides wearing orange “Pop-Up Gallery Talks” buttons.


7 p.m.

Activist/electronic artist JD Samson explores the radical potential of dance music.


7 p.m.

Celebrate Asian American activism with panelists Corinne Manabat, filmmaker and media educator; Corky Lee, photographer; Ryan Lee Wong, program director at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop; and Betty Yu, multimedia artist and organizer with the Center for Media Justice. Cynthia Brothers, editor and organizer, moderates. Free tickets (150) at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Curator Talk

7:30 p.m.

Sharon Matt Atkins offers an inside look at the making of the exhibition Ai Weiwei: According to What?Free tickets (25) at the Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.

Interactive Space

8 p.m.

Take part in a collective action, engage in activism through art-making, and enjoy performances by GHOSTLIGHT Chorus.


8:30 p.m.

Sneak preview of Ai Weiwei The Fake Case(Andreas Johnsen, 2013, 86 min.), which follows the artist while under house arrest after his release from three-month solitary confinement. (Opens theatrically on May 16 at the IFC Center.) Free tickets (310) at the Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m.


8:45 p.m.

Underground lyricist, producer, writer, director, and activist Jean Grae pushes the boundaries of Brooklyn’s rap scene.

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.

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