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Museums as White Spaces

Monday, May 04, 2015

Are museums intimidating to minorities? First Lady Michelle Obama says yes.

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WNYC News

Basquiat and Lawrence as Social Activists

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two new exhibits show how Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence fought to portray the African-American experience in a white art world.

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Studio 360

Kehinde Wiley’s Modern-Day Royalty

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The artist Kehinde Wiley wondered why he never saw people who looked like him in museums. His ground-breaking paintings, which borrow from art history, are changing that.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Killer Heels at the Brooklyn Museum

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The exhibition includes more than 160 artfully crafted high heels from the 17th century through today and explores how the heel became an iconic object of desire.

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WNYC News

Horses, Masks, Speeches and Other Art Made in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum features more than 100 works by 35 artists or collectives who have ties to the borough.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Museum Director Steps Down

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alan Lehman dropped the word "art" from the museum's name and brought to NYC a painting of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung. Now he's retiring.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and An Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum

Friday, May 02, 2014

An exhibit of Ai Weiwei's work is up at the Brooklyn Museum. Deborah Solomon, art critic for WNYC, talks about the show, "According to What?" and the artist's work. Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, talks about the artist's message and politics in China.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Kids, Cats & Cappuccinos

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A pop-up shop where you can enjoy a cappuccino while playing with a cat is among the picks suggested by our colleagues at WNYC.

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WNYC News

Ai Weiwei's Provocative Art, Now in Brooklyn

Friday, April 18, 2014

Is he a great artist, or just a great social activist?

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WNYC News

Making Feminist Art with Car Hoods and Fireworks

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Before "The Dinner Table," Judy Chicago experimented with automotive spray paint.

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WNYC News

What to See — or Skip — in Art 'Chaos' Weekend

Friday, March 07, 2014

With two art fairs, the Whitney Biennial and dozens of exhibits in New York this weekend, how's an art lover to choose? Start with the Brooklyn Museum show marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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WNYC News

Gaultier's Corsets for Madonna, Now in a Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pop star Madonna's pointy corsets are now museum material. They are part of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's new show at the Brooklyn Museum.

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WNYC News

Women Made Out of Animals, Machines and Monsters

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist is getting her first American museum show.

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WNYC News

Weekend Picks: Goddesses and Basketball

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Here's how we'll be spending our weekend. We suggest you do the same.

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Features

Brooklyn Museum Ends Popular Saturday Dance Party

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Brooklyn Museum canceled its popular free Saturday dance parties because of overcrowding — much to the disappointment of regular attendees.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Brooklyn Museum Director Duncan Cameron, 1972

Thursday, April 26, 2012

WNYC

Views on Art host Ruth Bowman discusses the Brooklyn Museum with its newly hired director, Duncan Cameron. Cameron served as director from 1971 to 1974.

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Early works by a pop-graffitist in Brooklyn, paintings of devils in Chelsea, art from the Byzantine era at the Met, the stark look of Deco in Japan and a very special drawing class at the Whitney. There is lots to see and do this week. Here's what we're looking at.

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4 Reasons to go See 'HIDE/SEEK' at the Brooklyn Museum

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WNYC

Last week, HIDE/SEEK, the groundbreaking examination of sexuality and gay identity in American portraiture, opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit exploring the fluidity of gender and desire is the first of its kind. Do not miss.

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Features

Pennsylvania Catholic Group Protests Wojnarowicz Film outside Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On Sunday, some three dozen people protested the Brooklyn Museum's inclusion of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" in the museum's new show Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.

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Gallerina

This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, November 17, 2011

WNYC

An important exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum examines gay identity, street photography gets its due at Laurence Miller, a contemporary artist showcases geometric wood abstractions and a renowned fine food purveyor displays works by video artists. There's lots going down in the city in the coming week.

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