Brooklyn Museum Offers Free Family Programs in March by djz44927


									Press Release

February 2010

Brooklyn Museum Offers Free Family Programs in March
Events Range from Art-Making Classes to Target First Saturday

This March, the Brooklyn Museum will present a wide array of inexpensive activities for the whole family,
including art-making classes and a free evening of dance and music. Below is a partial schedule of family-
friendly events and exhibitions.

Family Programs March 2010:

Target First Saturdays: Viva Woman!
Saturday, March 6, 5–11 p.m.
March’s Target First Saturday celebrates talented women throughout history and the opening of the Elizabeth
A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s new exhibition, Kiki Smith: Sojourn. Highlights include a special
performance by renowned Haitian vocalist Emeline Michel, an art-making class where participants can
create a clay figure inspired by powerful women, a curator talk on the Kiki Smith exhibition, and a dance party
hosted by DJ Mary Mac.

Arty Facts: “Transformations”
Sundays, meet in the Rubin Lobby at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Arty Facts, an art-making class for children ages four to seven with an adult companion, invites families to
explore works of art, enjoy a gallery activity, and make art in each ninety-minute class. In March, participants
will explore the idea of transformation in art and then create related artworks. Please do not bring siblings
older than seven or younger than four. Along with the suggested Museum admission, there is a materials fee
of $10 for families (up to four people). The fee is reduced to $5 for Gallery/Studio families and Family and
Friends Members and waived for Members at the Contributor level and above.

Meet the Museum
Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
In this program for kids in strollers (eighteen months to three years), participants sing songs, read stories,
and explore the galleries. Their caregivers learn about the artworks in the galleries through discussions with
a Museum educator. Along with the suggested Museum admission, there is a $10 materials fee per caregiver
and child. The materials fee is reduced to $5 for Members at the Family and Friends level and waived for
Members at the Contributor level and above.

200 E astern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
T (718) 638-5000 F (718) 501-6134
Family Guides
Visitors are encouraged to pick up free guides for young people and their adult friends. The newest guide,
Masks and Masquerades in Africa, will help visitors explore the Brooklyn Museum’s African collection. The
Masks and Masquerades in Africa brochures are located in the African and Education galleries.

Family-Friendly Special Exhibitions:

Kiki Smith: Sojourn
Through September 12, 2010
This exhibition presents a site-specific installation by Kiki Smith that explores the ideas of creative
inspiration and the cycle of life in relation to women artists. Inspired by a famous eighteenth-century New
England needlework, Prudence Punderson’s The First, Second, and Last Scene of Mortality (Collection of the
Connecticut Historical Society), Smith focuses on a variety of universal experiences, from the milestones
of birth and death to the quotidian, such as the daily chores of domestic life. Kiki Smith: Sojourn features a
variety of work by the artist in a range of media including drawing, cast objects, unique sculpture, painting,
and photography.

To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Through May 2, 2010
This exhibition draws on 107 ancient Egyptian objects to illustrate a range of strategies the ancient Egyptians
developed to cheat death. It explores mummification and tomb rituals and examines what the Egyptians
believed they would find in the next world. Among the works in To Live Forever are the vividly painted coffin
of a mayor of Thebes, the mummy and mummy portrait of a wealthy man named Demetrios, protective gold
jewelry made for nobility, faience amulets, and granite and clay vessels.

Press Contact:
Sally Williams, Public Information Officer, (718) 501-6330,
Adam Husted, Media Relations Manager, (718) 501-6331,
Marcus Romero, Associate Publicist, (718) 501-6354,

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