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Brooklyn Museum  Where great art and courageous conversations are catalysts for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Share your visit with us using #mybkm.

Artist Devin Osorio (@devinosorio) was born in a Dominican-American community in Washington Heights and raised in rooms filled with photographs, paintings, knick-knacks, music, and love. Inspired by these walls “drenched with family heritage and island nostalgia,” Osorio recreates the home and community he loves and misses, incorporating the same markers of afro-latinidad into his installation in the CaribBEING House. Visit during Museum hours all month and see works by six emerging Caribbean artists as part of @iamcaribbeing's month-long residency. ⠀

Our fall season of Adult Gallery/Studio Programs is now live! This semester, gain technical skills behind the camera and in the print lab, venture into printmaking with linocuts and silkscreens, or experiment with new methods for layering, glazing, and washing in inks and translucent acrylics. Visit link in our bio and click the "Fall Art Classes" button to register! 📸 by Kara Birnbaum #bkmeducation

A little Bluesday inspiration from #BKMIslamicart: Small pouring vessels like this and the long-necked sprinkler nearby were used for dispensing rosewater and other perfumes, shared with guests at festive occasions. The slim, curvaceous spouts of the ewer and sprinkler forms were admired and adapted by nineteenth- and twentieth-century glassmakers in the West, most notably Tiffany. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀

Stop by our outdoor Plaza this week to hear Pan Lime, a Flatbush-based Pan-Jazz Trio, and bring your own instruments to join the jam session! Enjoy the music this Thursday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm. Link in bio for the full August @iamcaribBEING lineup! 📸 @kolinmendezphoto

Nothing beats these dog days of summer, like some good puppers on our Plaza! Post your doggos, floofs, and woofers using #mybkm and we may just share their snoots on our feed. 🐶📸: @puppyinbrooklyn @heyitsfranklinthecorgi @localhunny @chavelaforpresident @spottypawsdora @lizzi247 @mattcynamon @meet.the.papaya @ettajames_pup @slatefloral #sundog

“Three portraits of women ( Doña María de la Luz Padilla y Gómez de Cervantes , Mrs. Sylvester Gardiner , and Wyntje Van Vechten ) are juxtaposed with TRANSLUCENT THREADS OF DAWN (2016), an appropriated text by the early twentieth-century writer Ronald Firbank. His irreverent wit and suggestive prose underlines the ambiguity of the expressions in the portraits.” — #RobWynne

Curious what that yellow shipping container is doing on our plaza? That's the roving homebase of our friends @iamcaribbeing, and this August they're stationed out front for their third annual, month-long residency🌴 You also might have noticed that the container has some budding new additions this week thanks to artist @miriamcastilloart and the city-wide @100gatesproject 🌸🌿🌼🌱 Stop by during Museum hours all month, and click link in bio to see all the great Thursday and Saturday activations. 🎥 @arnevollstedtfotograf 🎶 @jahyanaiking

We’ve come a long way in beach fashion 👙 since this late 19th century photograph was taken. The couple at the center don swimming costumes appropriate for a day on the beach. Until the early 20th century, women wore bathing dresses or long tunics over bloomers, all of which were made from heavy, often wool, fabric to prevent the clothing from rising up in the water. Men also had to observe the rules of propriety—they were not allowed to bare their chests on #ConeyIsland beaches until the late 1930s. #SummerFridays


Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. Featuring over 150 works by more than 60 Black artists, the exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to see a wide array of dynamic art that responded to this important moment. Don't miss #soulofanationbkm September 14–February 3.

The decorators of Buncheong ceramics likely completed hundreds of drawings each day. Despite that, the best underglaze-iron decorations have a spontaneity and economy of means that reveal the hand of a master. This fragment, with its charming image of a fish, came from a vessel type common in the early Joseon. Known as barrel bottles, these horizontally oriented vessels were used for the storage of wine. #artsofkorea #한국미술

Begin your Saturday with a morning of yoga and meditation, courtesy of @adidasnyc. Claim your mat at link in bio. 📸: @kolinmendezphoto⠀⠀

Disappeared Quipu is part of a decades-long exploration that often includes activations by #CeciliaVicuña, in which she moves, alone or with others, among the fibers and knotted strands of the work, linking movement, sound, and material to enact a physical relationship with the legacy embodied by the quipu. For Vicuña, each knot of her “quipus for the future” bears witness to the connective and expressive capacities of a language largely lost to history.⠀

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