You went to the Brooklyn Museum. But Have You Seen This?

Museums periodically refresh the exhibits of their permanent collections to refresh the visitor experience and draw back viewers. With a new show opening in February, the Brooklyn Museum has done exactly that and more. With a permanent collection of nearly 6,000 European works of art, the museum has re-displayed some of the 19th and 20th …

Brooklyn Academy of Music Planning a Global Season

After that focusing The Brooklyn Academy of Music, its latest season on New York City artists, announced Monday a spring season packed with global offerings, including the New York premiere of British choreographer Akram Khan’s “Giselle.” production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” starring comedian Hannah Gadsby and James McAvoy. The season will also feature various New …

Faith Ringgold Mural on Rikers Island to Move to Brooklyn Museum

In 2019, painter Faith Ringgold traveled to Rikers Island to see what the first public art commission was like, a mural in 1972. “For Women’s House” was going. Not so good, she decided, and the 91-year-old artist continued her silent campaign to see her work, which hung in a deserted hallway behind Plexiglas and moved …

Brooklyn Museum Received A New President and Director of Operations

just two weeks later take $50 million from the city To renovate its building and modernize the galleries, the Brooklyn Museum announced on Wednesday that Kimberly Panicek will become Trueblood’s new president and chief operating officer. “We wanted to bring in someone who would drive the change,” museum director Anne Pasternak said in a phone …

Brooklyn Museum to Receive $50 Million Gift from New York City

When Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak met with Mayor Bill de Blasio in June, she knew the multimillion-dollar proposal for additional funding for the museum was a huge request. “I am truly grateful to the mayor and the Cultural Affairs commissioner,” he said in a phone call. “When I came to them with this very …

Brooklyn Academy of Music Planning a Season Focused on New York

There will be dances exploring black love and relationships, theater work highlighting technology’s impact on everyday life, and an appearance by filmmaker Spike Lee. The Brooklyn Academy of Music will focus on New York City artists next season, according to an announcement Friday, as it tries to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. “This is …

The Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Fashion Back

I also don’t think that the words Bolton adds to each appearance – the “dictionary” part: “freedom”, “fluidity”, “comfort”, “calm” – will make a real impression on visitors. But I bet what people will remember is how consistent certain overarching themes are: the elegant black dress draped over the body, from Charles James to Isabel …

The Music Scene In This Brooklyn Neighborhood Is Here To Stay

On a Sunday in July, just outside Brooklyn’s Newkirk Plaza—between the yellow façade of a laundromat and the red awning of a bodega—the soft tones of a saxophone floated above a crowd of about 150. Haitian jazz guitarist Eddy Bourjolly introduced the song “Complain Paysanne” and the band serenaded the street. This was a startup …