My best wishes to everyone - I hope you all are safe and doing well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I plan to spend tomorrow volunteering at a shelter - please contact me if you are interested in info on that. In the meantime, I thought it would be nice to get out and get to the Brooklyn Museum tonight for First Saturdays (free). Let's meet inside the entrance/lobby between 5 and 5:15 pm. I'll email my phone number to those who rsvp yes. Also, when you're looking for me, I have short hair now! Hope to see you there. -Joanna
November 3, 2012
Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way
Exlore the Galleries
Explore the Galleries on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Floors.
Dream-pop band Slowdance combines seventies synthwave, disco, and surf rock; Brooklyn-based Jarana Beat fuses elements of Mexico's African and Amerindian traditions with salsa and cumbia; and fantasy rock band Savoir Adore plays lush, dreamy songs from their new album, Our Nature.
Using touch, smell, and sound, Museum Guides and educators lead lively discussions of works in the Museum's collection.
Andrew Benincasa and Shadow Organ Theater present The Blue Belt, a folk tale about transformation told with music and shadow puppets. Artists from The Ailey School present a performance inspired by themes of metamorphosis.
Explore the art of origami; see a performance of Ghost Lines by Cori Olinghouse, an experimental dance that conjures memory and dreams of the past; and participate in a movement workshop with Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.
Two artists from Brooklyn's Urban Glass, a center for the creation and promotion of glass art, discuss their work.
Explore the translucent qualities of glass by decorating a delicate bauble with transparent paints.
Ruth Bottigheimer, author of Fairy Tales: A New History, speaks about the origins of beloved fables and stories.
A projection of Cosmic Morning, a psychedelic light art project by Brooklyn-based visualist Don Miller.
See http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php for more info