Brooklyn Museum

Post image for Finding a Voice in Fiber, Judith Scott Was an Artist, Not an Outsider

In the first major retrospective of her sculptural bundles of yarn and found objects, the late Judith Scott is celebrated not just for having found a way to creatively express herself late in life, after being institutionalized with Down syndrome and undiagnosed deafness; instead, the Brooklyn Museum’s Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound honors her powerful, tactile acts of making.

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Post image for Unwrapping the Ancient Egyptian Practice of Animal Mummification

Millions of animal mummies — some elaborately dressed, others plainly wrapped — were buried by ancient Egyptians and the exact reason for the death ritual is an ongoing archaeological mystery.

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Post image for Best of 2014: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows

Between the proliferation of galleries in Bushwick and, to a lesser extent, Greenpoint, the small cadre of Dumbo galleries sticking it out, longtime heavyweights including the Brooklyn Museum and BRIC mounting ambitious shows, and Creative Time parachuting Kara Walker’s sugar sphinx into the Domino Sugar Factory, it’s been an exceptionally strong year for art in Brooklyn.

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Post image for Brooklyn Museum Mural Irks Self-Appointed Spokesman for All Hindus

The centerpiece of Chitra Ganesh’s new Brooklyn Museum exhibition, a mural that depicts the Hindu goddess Kali, has provoked the ire of the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism.

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Post image for Crossing Brooklyn, Without Leaving the Safe Parts

Let’s begin with the obvious: to attempt a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary art from across Brooklyn would be not only impossible but foolish, a kind of Tower of Babel of artistic practice. And so the Brooklyn Museum’s eagerly awaited Crossing Brooklyn is not a sweeping survey but a tight, thematic show, focused mostly on one specific type of art making manifest throughout the borough.

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Post image for Hyperallergic’s ‘Crossing Brooklyn’ ArtTalks Tackle Alternative Economies, Performance/Activism, and More

Earlier this month, the Brooklyn Museum opened Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey exhibition featuring 35 Brooklyn-based artists. In order to build upon the show’s themes, Hyperallergic has partnered with the borough’s foremost museum to organize three of our signature ArtTalks on the topics of Alternative Economies, Performance and Activism, and Geography and Place.

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Post image for A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn

Today, the Brooklyn Museum held a preview for Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond, a survey of more than 100 artworks by 35 artists (or artist groups) who live or work in Brooklyn.

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Swoon’s Underwater Fairy Tale

by Hrag Vartanian on August 22, 2014

Swoon's Submerged Motherlands

In one of the largest galleries at the Brooklyn museum, the artist Swoon has erected Submerged Motherlands, a colorful installation cloaked in the language of fairy tale and myth.

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Brooklyn Museum postcard

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will be free for visitors under 20.

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Post image for The Birth and Education of Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago, arguably the world’s best known Feminist artist, continues to fiercely divide opinion. Her detractors accuse her work of being simplistic and singleminded, while loyalists praise her unwavering activism. The artist has fostered a reputation for being independent and uncompromising.

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