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For the past month, conservators have been hard at work customizing dress forms for garments that will be on view in our upcoming exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern. Each of the garments that will be on view need different supports to make them look natural, but also stable for exhibition. See how #GeorgiaOKeeffe's own style and aesthetic permeated through these garments, as well as her life and her work, starting March 3. Link in bio for tickets! #okeeffemodern #BKMConservation

Today and everyday we stand up for our LGBTQ communities, and you know you can count on us to protect our all gender rest rooms.

In @MarilynMinter's Green Pink Caviar, a hypnotic soundtrack accompanies a close-up, slow-motion video of a model’s lips moving amid a variety of slimy substances. Separated from the viewer by a pane of glass, the seemingly insatiable mouth is as repulsive as it is mesmerizing. This video was seen beyond the art world, appearing on billboards in New York and Los Angeles, as well as in a version used as a video backdrop during @Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet Tour.” #prettydirtybkm

Some of #BeverlyBuchanan’s best-known works are her shack sculptures. These later works are studies in Southern vernacular architecture and portraiture and in them she combines folk aesthetics with a clinician’s precise examination of culture. Often categorized by architectural style (such as shotgun houses, saddlebags, dogtrots, and elevated low country homes), the sculptures are frequently paired with what the artist called “legends,” patchwork narratives about the structures and the people commemorated. See #ruinsandrituals before it ends on March 5th.

Made in the year of Ralph Ellison’s death, #JackWhitten's Black Monolith II (For Ralph Ellison) is an homage to the author of Invisible Man, and was part of a larger series honoring black visionaries in politics and the arts—many of whom (including Ellison) Whitten knew. According to Whitten, the figure’s acrylic-encased razor-blade mouth references the “double edge of black identity,” which “cuts both ways.” The illumination radiating from the figure alludes to one of Whitten’s favorite sentences in Invisible Man: “The truth is the light and the light is the truth.” #blackhistorymonth

A little #bluesday inspiration from #bkmasianart: Krishna is an avatar, an earthly manifestation, of the blue god Vishnu. He lived the early part of his life among cowherds in the countryside. Although this image places him in a sumptuous setting, he still holds the long, narrow flute that he played in the pastures. Gods are often worshipped together with their goddess consorts. Krishna’s female partner is Radha, whom some traditions treat as an avatar of Vishnu’s consort, Lakshmi. #infinitebluebkm 🔵

The Museum is closed on Mondays but you can browse some Presidential works from the @brooklynmuseum collection over at bit.ly/bkmpresidents #PresidentDay

“What’s happened to photography has become such a scam and a sham, and there’s so much technology just packed into an iPhone, you know? That now it’s lost all impact. But in the life class you have emotional impact, and I really was knocked out. I had no idea. I think one of the things that happened in that studio was they were, like, I’m just gonna lay it right out here.” —#IggyPop on #iggypoplifeclass

This Thursday at 7pm, The National Coalition of #100BlackWomen hosts Poetic Justice: Speaking Their Names, an evening of fierce poetry and spoken word performance in tribute to the legacy of writer and activist Dr. Maya Angelou. In honor of the collective #ArtGirlArmy, this event stars poets #ToniBlackman, Sheikia Norris "Purple Haze," Christine "Phya Startah" Gilliam, Barbara Bethea, Robyn Baxter "IBePoet," and #ValerieBell. Tickets are $20—link in bio | 📷Toni Blackman, courtesy of the artist

Love architecture? Take in the neoclassical details of our building's facade like recent visitor @camileo 🔄 #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #brooklynmuseum #nycphotographer #brooklyn #nyc #mybkm

Poetry figured regularly in #BeverlyBuchanan’s work, in both her own writing and her collaborations with friends and lovers. While in residence in 1990 at the Arts Exchange in Atlanta, Buchanan asked the organization’s executive director, #AliceLovelace, to collaborate on a handmade book called Shack Stories. Buchanan created crayon and watercolor drawings to accompany Lovelace’s poems. #ruinsandrituals

It’s hard to believe it's been ten years since we last treated our Coffin of the Lady of the House. Before the coffin went back on view for our current exhibition A Woman's Afterlife, it was time to see if our previous treatment was still holding up, or if the coffin needed a little more attention. After a thorough examination, #bkmconservation realized the work they painstakingly carried out in 2006 is still doing well. See the Lady on view now in #AWomansAfterlife