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Support art and creativity @brooklynmuseum and everywhere like recent visitors @minorhistorynyc 🔄When political agendas devalue art, do not stay seated. Support arts institutions - volunteer, visit, become a member, be vocal, and keep creativity alive. We need #artnowmorethanever. ✊️#brooklynmuseum #mybkm

#MarilynMinter fell in love with enamel as soon as she touched it in the mid-'80s, and has been painting with it ever since. On the appeal of using the material she says, "It's mostly about visual pleasure for me. The flare [from enamel] won't stay in my work forever, but for now, I find that it helps create compelling and exciting compositions. The flares and other visual obstructions—water, cracked glass, graffiti—become subjects in and of themselves." #prettydirtybkm⠀

There are still a few tickets available for today's Marathon screening of #JulieDash films. Join us at 1pm to watch Dash's early works from the 70s and 80s to her now iconic feature Daughters of the Dust. Following the screenings, Dash’s collaborators, fellow artist and actress Alva Rogers and cinematographer Arthur Jafa join her in conversation to discuss the revolutionary legacy of Daughters and the work that is yet to be done in the film industry. Details and tickets at link in bio. #wewantrevolution

Happy 70th, #IggyPop! 🎂 See the birthday boy in his birthday suit in #IggyPopLifeClass through June 18.⠀

Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. This is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period. Open today, you can join the revolution, now through September 17! #wewantedarevolution

Are you a current NYC high school student with a passion for art + tech + feminism? Check out Digital Artizens: Feminist Project, a paid teen program exploring feminism, feminist art, and digital interpretive materials @brooklynmuseum. Through media-making, research, and workshops, the #digitalartizens will work towards breaking down art history, politics, and pop culture to build up a digital tool to help other teens uncover what feminism’s got to do with us! Application deadline is (tomorrow!) April 21—learn more and apply today: bit.ly/bkmdigitalartizens Tag and share with all the woke teens in your life! #bkmteens

#WeWantedaRevolution opens tomorrow but tonight we’re kicking off our four-day Opening Celebration with a public reception from 7-10pm. Join us for an early look at the exhibition and stay for @djreborn's tribute to the revolutionary music of black women—with a cash bar. Tomorrow we're delving into black revolutionary art practices at our daylong Symposium with curators, scholars and artists. Unable to attend? Tune into our Livestream page between 11:30am-6pm ET. Then Saturday, enjoy a #JulieDash film marathon followed by a panel discussion with director Julie Dash, cinematographer Arthur Jafa, and actress and We Wanted a Revolution artist Alva Rogers. Link in bio for details, schedules, and tickets.

Nature was #GeorgiaOKeeffe’s most enduring inspiration, whether she was looking at panoramic southwestern landscapes or the intimate terrain of a single flower, seashell, or leaf. ⇨ O’Keeffe was often photographed outdoors, among the elements that shaped her art. ⇨ Her fascination with organic forms also surfaces in her wardrobe. This white blouse is thought to have been made by O’Keeffe herself, and we can draw analogies between its delicate hand-stitched decoration and details in her art. ⇨ Even her store-bought clothing is evidence of her consistent stylistic choices. These flat suede shoes, which she bought in multiple colors, have a pattern of raised seams that evokes tree branches or the veins of leaves.
#okeeffemodern 🍃

This June, take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn photography while exploring Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern in a special Gallery/Studio Program class offered in collaboration with @brooklynbotanic. This spring intensive class takes place Saturdays, June 3–24, is taught by artist #KarenBell and includes a special tour of the exhibition led by Brooklyn Museum curator @small.lisa as an introduction to the course. Register at link in bio. #bkmeducation #okeeffemodern

A little #bluesday inspiration from #BKMAfricanart: This beaded crown is the ultimate symbol of Yoruba kingship. Although the Yoruba have a long history of glassmaking, the beads used to make this crown would have been imported from the British in the late nineteenth century. At the time, glass beads were a signifier of wealth, and small European “seed beads” were particularly valued for their uniform size and color variety. Blue beads were particularly valuable because the color was not commonly found in natural materials. Worn by an oba, or king, this crown with its beaded veil serves to depersonalize the man and instead emphasizes his office. It also protects onlookers from the danger of casting their eyes directly upon the divine presence of the oba. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 with a daylong symposium featuring artists, curators and related scholars. Join us this Friday from 11:30am-6pm and discover brand-new scholarship about black revolutionary art practices during this period and hear directly from some of the most important living black women artists about what it was like to create art at the intersection of various political movements. Free, but RSVP is required—link in bio. #wewantedarevolution

📍Kyoto, Japan: After a quick transit through Tokyo, we headed south to #Kyoto, the former Japanese capital. There we visited the great artist #ItōJakuchū‘s 500 arhats at #Sekihōji, and #Gion, the historic entertainment district, and familiarized ourselves more with the intricate ways of #sadō, the Japanese tea ceremony. Follow #BKMAsianart researcher Amanda Imai’s journey at @curatorialchronicles and bit.ly/bkminasia.

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