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October 1, 2022

Virgil Abloh preparing for his Autumn–Winter 2019 Off-White Womenswear Runway Show. (Photo: Bogdan Plakov)

Member Morning: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Saturday, October 1, 2022
10–11 am

Great Hall, 1st Floor

Enjoy a Members-only morning viewing of the exhibition.

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Brooklyn Pop-Up Market

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5–9:30 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than thirty artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

Hands-On Art

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5–7 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Learn to play the Salvadorian drawing game Tripa Chuca, and then add your drawing to a community mural inspired by the artist Guadalupe Maravilla (rain location: Education Gallery, 1st Floor).

Music: Strings N Skins

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5–6 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor

Brooklyn-based band Strings N Skins mixes acoustic drum vibrations with electronic violin sounds, producing explosive music reflective of their Caribbean and Latin American heritage.

Curator Tour: Climate in Crisis

Saturday, October 1, 2022
5:30–6:30 pm

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Nancy Rosoff, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator, Arts of the Americas, leads a tour of Climate in Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas, with a focus on artwork from Central and South America. 

Book Club: Finding La Negrita

Saturday, October 1, 2022
6–7:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Author Natasha Gordon-Chipembere celebrates the release of Finding La Negrita, a historical fiction retelling of the story of the Black Madonna set in seventeenth-century Costa Rica. Dr. Gordon-Chipembere is joined in conversation with award-winning author, associate professor, and patient advocate Tonya Cherie Hegamin. Followed by a book signing. This program will include ASL interpretation. 

Music: Fogo Azul

Saturday, October 1, 2022
6–7 pm

Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Brazilian drumline Fogo Azul carries on the legacy of samba and reggae as protest music while activating our plaza.

Meet Your Borough President

Saturday, October 1, 2022
6:30–7:30 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Deputy Director of Learning and Social Impact Adjoa Jones de Almeida joins Antonio Reynoso, Brooklyn’s first Latino Borough President, for a chat about his journey into politics and the roles of art and community-building in serving our neighbors.

Salsa Party

Saturday, October 1, 2022
7–10 pm

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Join Balmir Dance Society and DJ Tenosh from Noche Romantica for salsa showcases, instruction by professional dancers, and social dancing. 

Teen Pop-Up Talks

Saturday, October 1, 2022
7–8 pm

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Teen Apprentices host ten-minute pop-up talks in the Arts of the Americas galleries.

Music: La Banda Chuska

Saturday, October 1, 2022
7–8 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

The Brooklyn-based group La Banda Chuska reimagines vintage Peruvian cumbia, chicha, and surf to create their own unique sound.

Pop-Up Poetry

Saturday, October 1, 2022
8–9 pm

Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor

Poets Moncho Alvarado (author of Greyhound Americans and winner of the 2020 Saturnalia Book Prize) and Beatriz Yanes Martinez (currently Mutual Learning Fellow at the Hood Museum of Art) read their original work, which share overlapping themes of migration, queerness, and family archives.

Film: Takeover

Saturday, October 1, 2022
8:30–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The documentary Takeover (Emma Francis-Snyder, 2021, 37 min.) focuses on the day that the Young Lords took over the Bronx’s Lincoln Hospital to demand healthcare for their communities. The film traces the events of July 14, 1970, when fifty activists stormed the hospital, raising the Puerto Rican flag atop the building and declaring it “The People’s Hospital.” The film is followed by a talkback and Q&A with Francis-Snyder and Mickey Melendez, cofounder of the New York chapter of the Young Lords Party, moderated by Neyda Martinez, Associate Professor and Director of the Media Management Graduate Program, School of Media Studies, the New School.

Music: duendita

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9–10 pm

Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor

The band duendita shares original vocal compositions dedicated to their loved ones, community, and native New Yorkers worldwide.