Brooklyn Museum

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Agitprop! ought to be an outstanding exhibition of politically engaged art. A feverish amalgam of historic and contemporary artwork, the exhibition is undermined by an ambitious but poorly executed curatorial strategy.

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Post image for Thrills, Fantasy, and Nightmares in 150 Years of Art Inspired by Coney Island

Coney Island has a history as dizzying as any of the roller coasters, carousels, sideshows, and other frenetic attractions that have operated on its piece of Brooklyn shore.

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Post image for Fashioning an Identity for a Puerto Rican Painter on the Cusp of Modernism

The current exhibition of paintings by Francisco Oller at the Brooklyn Museum is a provocative and difficult show — a collision of curatorial strategies and recalcitrant artwork that defies the interpretive armature.

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Post image for Decrying Real Estate Summit, Artists Stage Demonstration Outside Brooklyn Museum

“Gentrification in progress,” read the tape, its black type printed on yellow strips as all good warnings are.

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Post image for Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest Real Estate Summit at Brooklyn Museum

More than 100 activists and artists affiliated with community groups from throughout the city gathered at the Brooklyn Museum this morning to protest its hosting of the 2015 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit.

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Post image for Artists Denounce Brooklyn Museum for Hosting Real Estate Summit

On November 17, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, a gathering of more than 600 of the biggest players in Brooklyn’s real estate market.

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Post image for Ai Weiwei Collects Lego Blocks by the Beemer-Load at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum today became the first in the US to host a public collection point for Legos to send to Ai Weiwei.

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Essays

For the Love of Sneakers

by Ian F. Blair on September 30, 2015

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Everyone discovers a new pair of sneakers from a different angle.

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Post image for A Photographer Documents the Highs and Lows of LGBTQ Life in South Africa

This past Sunday was both an auspicious and sobering time to visit the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.

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Post image for An Intimate Reading of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Poetry

Those familiar with the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat will agree that he is a writer.

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