City Life Org – Brooklyn Museum announces public programs in July for visitors of all ages

Yoga on the Stoop at the Brooklyn Museum, May 2022. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

In-person and virtual programming welcomes community members to the Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents strong programming for adults and children in July, including musical performances, an artist-led nature walk, and more. Other programs include lectures, classes, tours, and special events that amplify the Museum’s exhibits and collection, serve the surrounding community, and support learning through the visual arts.

Masks are optional for staff and visitors. Some events and programs may require proof of vaccination in order to attend; please review your tickets carefully for up-to-date requirements. Some programs will take place online and through the Museum’s social media channels.

Museum members enjoy free or discounted tickets and early access to public programs.

The full program is as follows:

We are talking about virtual art
Thursday July 7, 6-7 p.m.

On line
Free, reserve tickets in advance.

Participants join other English language learners to practice their conversational English skills in a discussion inspired by an artwork. All levels of English proficiency are welcome.

Performance: Baseera Khan presents I am an archive
Thursday, July 7, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Auditorium Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 3rd floor
Tickets are $25 and include after-hours admission to Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive.

Check out the first live performance of artist Baseera Khan’s debut album, featured in our special exhibition Baseera Khan: I Am An Archive. Khan is joined by vocalist/bassist Caithlin De Marrais and guitarist Kaia Fischer of Rainer Maria, and drummer Stuart Gunter of Chamomile & Whiskey.

Yoga on the porch
Saturday July 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Brooklyn Museum Plaza (rain location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd floor)
Tickets are $16 and include general admission to the Museum. Tickets including admission to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” are $25.

The Museum starts the day on the steps of the square with yoga and meditation in a gentle course, open to all levels and led by local instructors. Please bring your own mat.

Art Talk and Nature Walk: Mona Chalabi with Herban Cura
Saturday July 9, 2-4 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum Plaza
Tickets are $25 and include general admission to the Museum.

Join artist and data journalist Mona Chalabi for a conversation about environmental justice and climate change through her new installation The Gray-Green Divide. The talk is followed by a nature walk exploring local trees and plants with artist, herbalist and co-founder of Herban Cura Antonia Estela Pérez.

Virtual art skins
Thursday July 14, 6.30–7.30 p.m.

On line
Free, reserve tickets in advance.

Spanish language speakers and learners are invited to practice exchanging ideas in Spanish with informal conversation inspired by a work of art. All levels of Spanish fluency are welcome.

drink and draw
Thursday, July 21, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
Tickets are $35 and include after-hours admission to Monet to Morisot, your own Brooklyn Museum bag, and a free drink.

Sketch live models, listen to musical sets from local DJs and enjoy refreshing drinks in this episode of our monthly Life Drawing Lessons series, celebrating works from the Museum’s European art collection.

Jazz in the garden: Abdou Mboup and Waakaw
Sunday July 24, 2-4 p.m.

Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
Free and open to the public.

In this month’s episode of the Museum’s Sculpture Garden performance series, multi-instrumentalist Abdou Mboup incorporates the jazz ensemble music of his band, Waakaw, into the tradition of the griots of his native Senegal. This program is presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America.

An Evening with Lorraine O’Grady
Thursday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Auditorium Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 3rd floor
Tickets are $25.

Experience the debut of multi-hyphenated artist Lorraine O’Grady’s first new performance character since her breakthrough entry as Miss Bourgeoise Noire in the 1980s. Also enjoy the first screening of Greetings and Theses, followed by of a round table.

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