Thursday, December 27, 2012

Celebrating The Brooklyn Museum

Mickalene Thomas (American, b. 1971). Din, une très belle négresse #2, 2012. 
Rhinestones, acrylic paint, and oil enamel on wood panel, 102 x 84 x 2 in. (259.1 x 213.4 x 5.1 cm). 
Private Collection, Boston. Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York,
 and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. 
© Mickalene Thomas, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York,
 and Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Photo by Christopher Burke Studio

 We are off to the Brooklyn Museum on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
There, we will tour the current show Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe, which closes on January 20th.  We will also contribute to Yoko Ono's Wish Tree (closing January 6th) and visit Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, 1974-1979 (on permanent view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Wing).

I recently found this video of Professor Linda Nochlin, one of the greatest art historians on the planet, as she accepted a Sackler First Award on April 12, 2012.  Professor Nochlin reminisces about the important role the Brooklyn Museum played in her childhood in Brooklyn. Here is her brief speech


Please join us at the Brooklyn Museum to ring in the new year - a year dedicated to re-discovering New York's wonderful museums and galleries.

Reservations at Fee: $60 (this is the last tour of the Fall Season series)
We will meet at Grand Central Station at 11 am, right in front of the information booth, and take the subway together.  If you would like to meet me at the museum, please let me know.  We should arrive in Brooklyn about 12 noon.   The tour will end at 3 pm in Brooklyn. 

In the meantime, please share with us your fondest memories of museums.  Do you remember your first museum experience?   Please post your answer here.

Vive les musées,
Beth New York   
aka Beth Gersh-Nesic
New York Arts Exchange 

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