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

#tbt When we were young @tomfinkelpearl

The legendary Linda Goode Bryant founded Just Above Midtown Gallery (JAM) in 1974 to provide a venue for artists of color who were excluded from the “mainstream” art world. Here she pauses in “Soul of a Nation” with the poetic work of JAM artist David Hammons entitled “Bag Lady in Flight.” #lindagoodebryant @activecitizenth #soulofanation #justabovemidtown @brooklynmuseum #davidhammons

The upper right corner: I’m so proud to see that “Soul of A Nation” earned a richly deserved spot in New York Magazine’s Highbrow/Brilliant quadrant 💫🌟✨ Congrats curators @ohashuhlee @markgodfrey1973 @zoe.whitley @brooklynmuseum #soulofanation @drkmontague

Last night in “Soul of a a Nation,” I was utterly charmed to meet Fred Eversley next to his luminous resin sculpture from 1972. He looked happy as he told me that he was seeing the work for the first time in 20 years! #fredeversley @brooklynmuseum #soulofanation

#SamGilliam, one of the many exquisite moments in “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” spectacularly installed at the @brooklynmuseum Congratulations @ohashuhlee @markgodfrey1973 @zoe.whitley ✨✨✨

#aboutlastnight Brooklyn Museum director @annepasternak and trustee @carlapshen celebrate fellow board member @therealswizzz ‘s beautiful 40th birthday 🎉 @brooklynmuseum

I was so happy to discover the singular vision of Gertrude Abercrombie, a mid-century American Surrealist. “Ostrich Egg,”1963 (same year Warhol was painting Elvis), is one of the later works on view in a remarkable overview of her work. 👁 #gertrudeabercrombie #surrealism

Simone Leigh’s show opened tonight to the great admiration of all. It. Is. Sublime. ✨✨✨ @simoneyvetteleigh @luhringaugustine #simoneleigh

September has arrived along with the “Tribute in Light,” columns of blue light in the evening sky, a memorial to the World Trade Center and the horrific events of 9/11. For me, a long time resident of lower Manhattan, beauty and tragedy come together every year in this ethereal monument. #9/11 #tributeinlight

Clearly I’m happy to see the Brooklyn Museum’s magnificent “Black Monolith ll (For Ralph Ellison), 1994, by Jack Whitten, in “Odyssey,” a revelatory exhibition that joins Whitten’s paintings from the Black Monolith series with his spectacular unknown sculptures. Opened tonight @metbreuer @brooklynmuseum #jackwhitten #ralphellison 📷@rcembalest🙏🏽

Talking back to the oldest monument in New York City: Kenseth Armstead’s “Washington 20/20/20” encloses the statue of George Washington, and reinscribes the history of African Americans in Washington’s Continental Army and in post-colonial America. #ArtintheParks @kenseth.armstead #countermonument

Pedro Reyes’s “Disarm (Xylophone IV),” 2013, a male presence in “Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection.” This sculpture is part of Reyes’s project to transform decommissioned firearms into musical instruments. Congratulations to my brilliant colleagues @catherinejanetmorris and @chermosa for this fresh feminist look at the collection! @brooklynmuseum #pedroreyes

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