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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.

Tap dancer and proud Black and Puerto Rican woman Ayodele Casel (@ayolives) nominates Daphne Rubin-Vega (@daphnerubinvega) as a Radical Woman for her originating role as Mimi in RENT that created space for other woman of color. Who is a radical woman in your life? #RadicalWomenBKM

By creating surreal juxtapositions of religious iconography, science-fiction imagery, and portraiture, Brooklyn artist Chitra Ganesh inscribes feminist and queer narratives onto traditional mythology. In her 2014-15 multi-media site-specific installation, Eyes of Time, Ganesh invokes Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction and rebirth, as a lens through which to explore the fluidity of time and gender. Embedded within her re-envisioned pasts and imagined futures is the understanding that gender and identity are unfixed, subject to the perpetual disintegration, subversion, and metamorphosis that Kali represents. #pride #proudportraiture

David Levine's Some of the People, All of the Time turns the gallery into a performance space as it asks the question: what does an honest person look like in today's democracy? See for yourself what that entails—performances are viewable on Thursdays between 2–9 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 1–6 pm (2–9pm on First Saturday). #SomeofthePeople

"To me, David Bowie is a one of a kind artist, who will forever inspire people to create, to love and to break boundaries. A great and exceptionally talented man that transformed our vision of music, fashion and acceptance." — @marikagrig #FanArtFriday #DavidBowieisBKM

Although many artists in Radical Women address the problematic status of women in their work, artists like Mónica Mayer and ⇨ Yolanda Andrade defined themselves as feminists and used their work to explore ways of articulating women’s rights from the distinct perspective of feminist activism. #RadicalWomenBKM

Aunque muchas artistas en Mujeres Radicales abordan el estado problemático de la mujer en sus obras, artistas como Mónica Mayer y ⇨ Yolanda Andrade se definieron como feministas y usaron sus expresiones artísticas para explorar formas de articular los derechos de la mujer desde la perspectiva del activismo feminista. #MujeresrRadicales

With bright skies, windswept clouds, and saturated patches of color, #bkmeuropeanart celebrates the First Day of Summer with a painting by French artist Eugène Louis Boudin. Boudin worked en plein air, or outdoors, to capture the freshness and immediacy of this tranquil beach scene on the coast of Normandy, not far from where the artist grew up. This work is currently on view in French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, now open at @wag_ca

David Bowie is has officially hit 2,000,000 visitors! As the final stop of its global tour, we are thrilled to be part of this milestone day and to name Nicole as the lucky visitor! She’ll be traveling home to Dublin, Ireland with a suitcase full of swag from @vamuseum, @brooklynmuseum, @davidbowie, @sennheiser, and @spotify. Not only is she an avid Bowie fan, but this is also Nicole’s first trip to New York—Thanks for letting us be part of your New York experience! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ #bowiecity

Artist Son Kit's work explores nonbinary, second-generation narratives within what they call a “pursuit of a new canon of Korean-American speculative fiction.” Join them this Saturday for an interactive #ArtistsEye tour of #ArtsofKorea. Visit link in bio for tickets.⠀

Other camps have field trips. We are the field trip! There’s no better place to tap into your child’s artistic side than the Brooklyn Museum! Open to ages 8-13, our July summer campers explore David Bowie to ancient Egypt through fresh eyes, then create their own artworks while having fun with friends. Click link in bio to learn more and enroll!

#NowOnView along side our renowned ancient Egyptian art collection is a beloved work by Fred Wilson—an artist who often appropriates art objects to explore issues of race, gender, class, politics, and aesthetics. Made up of five portrait heads of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti, Grey Area (Brown Version) refers to one of the most copied works of ancient civilization. The otherwise identical plaster effigies, which he purchased and painted, illustrate a value scale ranging in color from oatmeal to dark chocolate. Thus, Wilson raises, but does not answer, controversial questions about the racial identity of ancient Egyptians.

Ever wonder how an audience’s behavior can inform meaning in the public sphere? On June 23, join writer and composer Bill Dietz for a workshop on the history of concert publicness—from professional paid applauders to the prohibition of clapping—and cheer and boo along the way! Visit link in bio to RSVP to this free event. Co-presented with @occny for #someofthepeople.⠀

The force behind First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum’s Assistant Curator of Public Programs Lauren Argentina Zelaya (@cch1qu1taa) nominates artist, community leader, mother, and founder of @moonmotherapothecary Suhaly Bautista-Carolina (@theearthwarrior) as a radical woman for supporting her community and the importance of self-care. Who is a radical woman in your life? #RadicalWomenBKM

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