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“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

"I've always had a certain ability, a skill level from when I was a kid, to copy anything. And I think I had a degree of contempt for this ability, probably because it came easily to me. I thought I would try to put some distance between me and the work, so I turned all the images I was working with into veloxes or dot screens. Eventually I got rid of the dot screen and discovered that I just got so much pleasure out of simply painting with enamel." —#MarilynMinter 📷 Courtesy artist. #TBT #prettydirtybkm

At a time when there were few professional African American artists, #NancyElizabethProphet trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and carved powerful sculptures in hardwood, such as Untitled (Head). The artist, who endured decades of poverty and hunger in order to pursue her career, produced works characterized by somber dignity and idealized but expressive facial features. This sculpture is one of only about a dozen known works by Prophet still in existence. #blackhistorymonth #bkmamericanart

A little #bluesday inspiration from #BKMEuropeanart: During the Renaissance, the Virgin was not the only figure depicted in blue robes. In this painting, Venus—the Roman Goddess of Love—is draped in blue; however, here the color is not spiritual, but rather worldly. The bright blue most likely signaled the luxury of an expensive pigment, as well as the carnality and sensuality of the partially draped goddess. Mars, the Roman God of War, was one of the lovers of Venus. Here Mars is alert and armed, his spear standing erect, while Venus is nude and demure, seeming to show us her nude backside almost by accident. ⠀
#infinitebluebkm 💙

We may be closed this #ValentinesDay but the @brooklynmuseum is full of love all year. Happy Valentine's Day ❤️💕

#ArtofYoga is back! 🙌 Bring peace to your weekend at our bi-monthly Saturday morning #yoga class in our Beaux-Arts Court brought to you by @flavorpill. On Feb 18 from 8:45–11:00am experience a class led by Chloe Kernaghan and Krissy Jones, founders of @skytingyoga alongside live music by @aya_and_tyler. Tickets are $20 and include museum admission—link in bio. #namaste 🙏 Photo: @arianamy_

Don't let a little wintery weather stop you. Spend a snowday at the Museum like recent visitor @emchughes17 🔄#brooklyn #snowday #mybkm

“For some reason it felt important to me that I could just stand naked for a group of human beings and have an exchange, basically that was the thing.” — #IggyPop on #iggypoplifeclass