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Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays April 2024

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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What comes together when a line breaks? Celebrate National Poetry Month with a lineup of poets and artists activating the power of language to connect and express.

This program is free; registration is required and includes Museum general admission. Tickets are released on a rolling basis. Sign up for the Brooklyn Museum newsletter to be notified of the next release. If sold out, you can also attend by purchasing separate tickets to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for $25. Member tickets to the exhibition are free.

Theme: Line/Break

MUSIC: LOS ALIENS
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
5–6:30 pm
Open the evening with Colombian synth band Los Aliens, which will play a selection of songs from their debut album, Odd Subjects.

HANDS-ON ART
Arts of the Islamic World Galleries, 2nd Floor
5–7 pm
Create your own haiku inspired by Derrick Adams’s Floater 74, on view in Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.

BROOKLYN POP-UP MARKET
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
5–9:30 pm
Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items created by artisans and vendors from across Brooklyn, featuring artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

ARTIST TALK: NONA FAUSTINE
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
5:30–6:30 pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Nona Faustine: White Shoes with the artist and curators.

BOOK TALK: THE MOON THAT TURNS YOU BACK WITH HALA ALYAN
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
6–7:30 pm
Celebrate the recent release of Palestinian American poet Hala Alyan’s The Moon That Turns You Back, a collection that traces paths between Brooklyn, Beirut, and Jerusalem. Followed by a book signing.

MUSIC: JIVE POETIC AND RICO FREDERICK
Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, 1st Floor
7–10 pm
Vibe with poet-DJs Jive Poetic and Rico Frederick as they spin tunes in our backyard Sculpture Garden. This program is rain or shine.

TEEN TALKS: ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Arts of the Islamic World Galleries, 2nd Floor
7:30–8:30 pm
Listen in as teen staff share highlights from our Arts of the Islamic World collection, with a focus on works related to literary practices and poetry.

WORKSHOP: IF WE DO NOT FORGET OUR BODIES
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor
7:30–9:30 pm
Drop into a poetry workshop led by interdisciplinary poet and thingmaker Cea (Constantine Jones) centering collective regrouping. Space is limited and first come, first served.

MUSIC: LEGACY
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor
8–10 pm
Join the Brooklyn arts collective LEGACY as it presents Black and queer poetry, music, and live DJing.

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April 6
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY United States
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