Brooklyn Museum

Post image for Kehinde Wiley Paints the Precariousness of Black Life

Much has been made of the current Kehinde Wiley retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Post image for Creative Time’s Anne Pasternak Will Take the Helm at the Brooklyn Museum

This evening the Brooklyn Museum revealed that Anne Pasternak will succeed Arnold Lehman as the institution’s director.

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Post image for Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Immortal Black Life

Often, I consider what people will make of my notebooks after I am dead.

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Post image for Kehinde Wiley’s “Politics of Perception”

The California-born, Yale-educated, Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley is an oddly polarizing artist, whose massive figurative paintings inspire both rage and adoration from his viewers.

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Post image for On Leaving the Brooklyn Museum After 17 Years: An Interview with Arnold Lehman

Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he would retire from his position as the director of the Brooklyn Museum.

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Post image for For #MuseumWeek, Institutions Share Their Secrets Online

What are museums hiding in their pasts and inside their collection storage vaults? Some of those secrets (or just lesser-known facts) are being shared by institutions around the world this Museum Week through the hashtag #secretsmw.

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Post image for Words Fall Away: ‘Judith Scott — Bound and Unbound’

The first time I saw Judith Scott’s work was in Rosemarie Trockel’s retrospective, A Cosmos, at the New Museum.

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Post image for What to Make of the Village Voice’s Offensive Kehinde Wiley Review?

If you’re looking for a very generous review of the Kehinde Wiley exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, read Roberta Smith. If you’re looking for one that’s startlingly homophobic and racist, read Jessica Dawson.

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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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