Opening Celebration: We Wanted a Revolution @ Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn [from 20 to 23 April]

Opening Celebration: We Wanted a Revolution


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20 - 23
April
11:00 - 14:00

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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Focusing on the work of black women artists, our newest exhibition examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. Join us for these opening festivities as we celebrate these groundbreaking black women artists!

THURSDAY, APRIL 20 – DJ RECEPTION & MEMBERS PREVIEW
Join us for an opening party and be first to see the exhibition. Members preview (3 -6 pm) is followed by a DJ reception open to the public as part of Thursday Nights (6-10pm)

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 – OPENING DAY & SYMPOSIUM (11-6pm)
Artists and academics join forces in our daylong Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution, to deliver enlightening perspectives on black revolutionary art. Participants include Catherine Morris and Rujeko Hockley, co-curators of the exhibition; Aruna D’Souza, art historian and critic; Kellie Jones, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University; and Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English at UCLA; and artists Maren Hassinger, Jae Jarrell, Lisa Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lorraine O’Grady, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, and more!

→ Free with Museum admission. Due to high demand, RSVP is required. bit.ly/WWARSymposium

→ For those unable to attend, you can tune in live at bit.ly/wwarlive421 from 11:30am—6pm (EST)

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 – JULIE DASH FILM MARATHON (1-5pm)
At the Julie Dash Film Marathon, experience a special screening of A Daughters of the Dust alongside the cast and crew of the acclaimed movie, followed by a discussion with Julie Dash herself.

→ Movie tickets are $16: bit.ly/WWARFilm

SUNDAY, APRIL 23 – BLACK LUNCH TABLE (12pm)
Participate in a special iteration of Heather Hart and Jina Valentine’s collaborative art and oral history project, Black Lunch Table, which brings the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 into conversation with contemporary concerns.

→ This event is now at capacity. For those who registered, please stop by the special check-in near our Admissions Desk.
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