Target First Saturday
July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event.
5 pm Music: Vocalist and songwriter Tamara Renée performs music from her LP Conjur Woman, mixing her ethereal voice with elements of soul, jazz, and hip-hop.
5-6 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Teen Apprentices host ten-minute discussions about works of art in honor of black revolutionary women and their legacies.
5-8 pm The Black Lunch Table Edit-a-Thon: The Black Lunch Table invites you to bring your laptops and create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles on women artists of the African diaspora, especially the artists in We Wanted a Revolution.
*6 pm Film: Flag Wars (Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras, 2003, 82 min.) follows two communities in Columbus, Ohio, over a four-year period of gentrification, examining conflicts of politics, privilege, and poverty. The screening is followed by a talkback with director and We Wanted a Revolution artist Linda Goode Bryant.
6 pm Gallery Tour: Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, leads a tour of the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution.
*6-8 pm Hands-On Art: Printmaking has often been used to share political messages. Create your own silk screen print on fabric, inspired by the prints in We Wanted a Revolution.
7 pm Music: Billy Dean Thomas blends roots and hardcore hip-hop with intense vocals on #blacklivesmatter, intersectional feminism, gender politics, and life in New York City.
7-8:30 pm Community Resource Fair: Become more active in your community and connect with vital resources offered by community-based organizations. Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org for a list of participants.
8:30 pm Book Club: Poet Morgan Parker reads from her latest book, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, a personal narrative that unpacks the complexities of twenty-first-century black womanhood. The reading is followed by a book signing with Parker in the Museum Shop.
8:30-10 pm Music: DJ Reborn mixes soul, hip-hop, reggae, house, Latin, electronic, and Afrobeat in honor of the revolutionary women in We Wanted a Revolution.