Brooklyn Museum Celebrates Brooklyn’s Caribbean Community on August 6

. July 14, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday attracts thousands of visitors to free programs of art and entertainment each month. The August event celebrates Brooklyn’s Caribbean community with a series of programs showcasing the diversity of Caribbean cultures. Highlights include:

5–7 p.m. Music
Tribal Legacy plays reggae classics and adds an island twist to dance party favorites.

6 p.m. Curator Talk
Curator of European Art Rich Aste on the recent acquisition Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants in a Landscape. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6 p.m. Film
What My Mother Told Me (Frances-Anne Solomon, 1995, 57 min.). Film about a young woman who goes to Trinidad to bury her father and takes a dramatic journey toward self-discovery. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Performance
Trinidad-born actress and comedian Hazelle Goodman performs her newest show, “Don’t Get Me Started.” Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art
Decorate fabric with Afro-Caribbean designs, creating a tropical wrap to wear. Free timed tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7 p.m. Gallery Talk
Aisha Khan, Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University, discusses the influence of South Asian and Islamic culture in the Caribbean in the Museum’s Asian and Islamic art galleries. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052
T(718) 638-5000 F(718) 501-6134
www.brooklynmuseum.org

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