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  Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum. All views my own.

Kevin Beasley blending into his spectacular piece “Reunion,” as seen over the shoulder of @rcembalest. Congrats @kevinmbeasley @christopherylew #ambikatrasi on the opening of this much anticipated show✨✨ @whitneymuseum

Celebrating the legendary gallerist Linda Goode Bryant and the 10th anniversary of Project Eats, her most recent artistic/social endeavor, with fellow admirers Tom Finkelpearl and Rujeko Hockney 🎉 @projecteats @tomfinkelpearl @rjkhckly #lindagoodebryant #socialpractice #activecitizenproject

The quiet drama of Jennifer Packer’s new paintings takes my breath away. @sikkemajenkins #jenniferpacker @ernatmack

Not Orientalism but Ornamentalism was the topic of Danie Wu’s presentation tonight at “Chinatown: As Little as Possible,” a highly illuminating panel composed of four Asian American women (and one non-Asian). Jamie Chan and Leah Pires’s talk “Zombie Orientalism ,” analyzed German artist Kai Althoff’s current exhibition in a Chinatown mall in terms of gentrification and Otherness. Moderated by Claire Shiying Li and organized by Works in Progress. Kudos to all. @sexylittlerubikscube #JamieChan #LeahPires @blancdexin #BanyiHuang #ClaireShiyingLi #asianamerican

A detail of “Cape Coast Castle, one of seven architectural models of slave castles and forts (still extant) in West Africa featured in “Gates of No Return,” a moving exhibition by Ghanaian artist Paa Joe, best known for his figurative coffins. The inscription refers to the door or gate at these historical sites through which Africans sold into slavery passed, marking the beginning of a perilous journey across the Atlantic. Swipe left for entire piece. These painted hardwood sculptures were commissioned in 2004 by the late Claude Simard, artist, collector, and gallerist. @afamuseum @paajoecoffins #PaaJoe #claudesimard #gatesofnoreturn

The Brooklyn Museum’s Contemporary Art Council paid a visit this afternoon to the renowned Cao Guo-Qiang, an artist who creatively employs fireworks to stage elaborate spectacles that fill the sky. He also utilizes gunpowder to create beautiful gestural “drawings,” such as the one behind him. Best not to try this at home. @brooklynmuseum #brooklynmuseumcac #caiguoqiang

This afternoon, I joined the rest of the world at “KAWS: GONE,” jockeying for vantage points from which to see the vivid new paintings and iconic bronze sculptures. A beautifully installed show. Congrats @kaws ✨✨ @skarstedtgallery #KAWS

It’s not an asteroid but a fabulous mixed media and mulberry paper sculpture (with sound) by the Korean artist Kwang Young Chun. One of many striking works in his solo exhibition, “Aggregations,” organized by my colleague Joan Cummins. On view in the Korean galleries @brooklynmuseum #KwangYoungChun #joancummins #contemporarykoreanart #koreanart

When you come around the corner in the airport terminal and realize you’re looking at a great piece (1982) by Fred Eversley, whose sculpture is currently on view in “Soul of a Nation” @brooklynmuseum. Eversley’s background as an aerospace engineer seems evident in his choice of resin and clean geometric forms. Swipe left for a view through one of the disks. #fredeversley #sanfrancisco #SoulofANation

Ficre Ghebreyesus: his name was familiar but not his work. So I was excited to see an exhibition of his paintings in San Francisco. A favorite is “Mangia Libro,” 2006, (detail) an intriguing title. In the catalogue, Elizabeth Alexander writes that one of the artist’s nicknames at Italian school was ‘mangia-libros,’ book eater, because he loved them that much. 📚 @moad_sf #ficreghebreyesus

A pleasure to catch up with the talented Sadie Barnette (Brooklyn Museum collection artist) in her studio amidst works-in-progress. 🌺 @sadiebarnette @brooklynmuseum

Basking in the San Francisco sun with PJ Policarpio, educator, activist, curator, textile nerd, and former colleague @brooklynmuseum. So great to see you @pjpolicarpio ✨✨

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