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5:00 pm Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening for Educators: Art Swap!
Drop-in for free art supplies from studio surplus, discounted Museum Memberships, and information on school offerings throughout the year.
5:00 pm Happy Hours
Happy Hours
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Happy Hours
Relax and unwind after a long day with the Museum’s popular Happy Hour series. Mingle with friends and enjoy live music on the terrace or tour the galleries indoors. Special themed nights will be scheduled throughout the summer. Bar and light fare will be available from Toscana at the Thronson Café. Dogs on leashes are welcome outside on the Terrace and in the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Happy Hours will take place inside the Museum during inclement weather. Museum galleries are open with free admission every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Picnicking is encouraged in the Sculpture Garden. On the...
7:30 pm “Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas
“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
“Eat Little and Live Long” a meal with Makeda Thomas @ On the Chihuly Bridge
From the artist: “When a house fire destroyed my 100+ year old Brooklyn home earlier this year – and with it, not only the entire “analog” archive of my twenty year career in dance, but all of the research and documentation for my newest work – I grieved the loss of intellectual and cultural memory, and its impact on future work. More than before, I value embodied knowledges – not as ephemeral – but as the only true materiality.” “`Eat Little and Live Long’ is a new archive; a gathering that merges food, dance, and storytelling; an opportunity with artists and...
8:00 pm Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: The Light Fantastical by Makeda Thomas
Exhilarating modern dance performance that explores Caribbean culture The Museum is thrilled to host world-renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, Makeda Thomas, on August 16. During this 40-minute performance in Fusco Grand Hall, Thomas and two dancers from her company will perform a captivating modern dance titled The Light Fantastical, a contemporary exploration of Caribbean culture through dance. This improvisational piece is imbued with metaphor for art and technology that comes out of Afrofuturist culture—or more appropriately, “Caribbean Futurisms.” It considers how Caribbean cultural forms navigate time and space, and innovate new histories, sciences, and aesthetics. As part of the performance,...