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Upcoming: 2017 Brooklyn Artists Ball

On Monday, April 3rd, the Brooklyn Museum will host the seventh annual Brooklyn Artists Ball. This year’s event will honor Brooklyn Museum trustee and music producer Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and artist and activist Alicia Keys for their outstanding commitment to art in all its forms. This year’s event will be full of artist collaborations, transformative décor brought to life by David Stark Designs, and special surprise performances. The fundraiser will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the museum’s lobby at 6:30 pm before shifting […]

Benefits: “Brooklyn Artists Ball” x Art Space Auction @ Brooklyn Museum

The past year has been a memorable one for the Brooklyn Museum as they’ve hosted some amazing exhibitions from Swoon & Ai Weiwei and 2015 looks to keep pace as Kehinde Wiley, Basquiat and a upcoming show with Faile has already commanded the attention of New York’s art lovers. But first things first, it’s now April and time for their annual Brooklyn Artist Ball gala to raise funds for their creative and vanguard programming. This year’s Artist Ball Dinner has already sold out, but tickets are still available for […]

Ai WeiWei – “Forever Bicycles” @ Brooklyn Museum

As we’re in the middle of summer, we thought to bring you a closer look at a key installation from Ai Weiwei’s “According To What” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (covered). Entitled Forever Bicycles, this massive installation consists of hundreds of bicycles welded together to create a formidable sculpture. Utilizing one of the key modes of transportation of Chinese people to showcase his artwork, Ai Weiwei’s creation takes up the ground level rotunda of the museum. Having traveled to museums & prominent locations such as Taiwan (covered), […]

Openings: Ai WeiWei – “According to What?” @ Brooklyn Museum

Continuing on its North American tour, Ai WeiWei’s traveling exhibition According to What? recently opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The show consists of more than 40 works, including large scale installations, photography and sculpture, which together portray Ai’s range as artist and activist. Several of the installations are created by collecting or assembling many of one type of object, such as backpacks, crabs, bicycles, pearls or rebar, to highlight the tension between an individual and a society, especially one as populous as China. And for […]

Openings: Swoon – “Submerged Motherlands” @ Brooklyn Museum

It’s been a long time coming and finally Swoon (interviewed) unveiled her massive installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Submerged Motherlands, this exhibition ties together many themes by the talented and dedicated artist from Red Hook. As previewed in her extensive installation preparation (here), Swoon created a site specific visual environment for all to enjoy. Taking advantage of the grand 72 foot rotunda of the museum, Swoon puts nature at the center with an awe inspiring 70 foot tree sculpture, adorned with reaching roots and a sweeping […]

Previews: “Brooklyn Artists Ball” @ Brooklyn Museum

The art world wouldn’t be where it is without some of the fine institutions that showcase art year round for the public to enjoy. Every year, we look forward to a special benefit held annually at the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Artists Ball is a tradition for us here at AM, and it looks again to continue to celebrate the great art that is in New York City. This year, on April 16th, they honor especially Jenny Holzer (seen above), Ai Weiwei and Kehinde Wiley. Like last […]

Museums: El Anatsui – “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works” @ Brooklyn Museum

On view at the Brooklyn Museum is Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works, a breath-taking solo exhibition by arguably Africa’s most celebrated contemporary artist, El Anatsui. Born in Ghana and currently working in Nigeria, Anatsui is best known for his vibrant large-scale sculptures made from common discarded materials. By folding thousands of foil liquor bottle tops in several distinct ways, arranging them and connecting them together into sheets, he is able to transform what once was garbage into beautiful works that appear to flow like textiles […]

Openings: “Keith Haring: 1978-1982” @ Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum unveiled a special exhibition entitled Keith Haring: 1978-1982. The amazing retrospective chronicles the specific period of time when Keith Haring left his home of Pennsylvania to attend New York’s School of Visual Arts during which he met friends and peers such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Haring’s integration and experimentation of both studio and street works are explored through 155 works on paper, seven videos and 150 archival objects – among them sketchbooks, journals, posters and subway drawings. […]

Andy Warhol: “The Last Decade” @ Brooklyn Museum

Last Fall, AM caught an excellent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The show entitled Andy Warhol: The Last Decade was an epic collection culled from the last 10 years of the famed artist’s illustrious career. The survey included almost 50 large scale works that demonstrated the newer styles which Andy Warhol incorporated into his already diverse repertoire in the latter part of his life. Not only did the pieces demonstrate the energy and vitality of his vision, it also displayed his artistic and business ventures […]

Openings: Fred Tomaselli @ The Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum opened a mid-career survey of the work of Brooklyn-based artist Fred Tomaselli. Tomaselli—who grew up in Southern California, but has been working in Williamsburg since the ’80s—is known for his exciting mixed-media paintings, created by collaging figures and patterns from images of plants, birds and body parts clipped from nature field guides and magazines. Tomaselli also incorporates actual pharmaceutical pills into his works, before covering them in clear resin and then painting over top. The result is totally unique, combining […]
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