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First Saturdays @ Brooklyn Museum: Youth and Beauty

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December's First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum will celebrate the 1920s and the new exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.

Dress up in 1920s garb - the best costume will win a Youth and Beauty catalogue.

Highlights include:

Music 5–7 p.m. Hazmat Modine blends elements of American music of the twenties and thirties, including blues, swing, and New Orleans jazz. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series.

Costume Contest 5–9 p.m. Dress in your 1920s best, and Museum staff will take your picture and post it to the Museum’s Flickr feed. The best costume will win a Youth and Beauty catalogue.

Performance 5:30 p.m. Tap dancer Lisa La Touche collaborates with spoken-word artists and musicians in a performance that taps into the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Curator Talk 6 p.m. Catherine Morris on Eva Hesse Spectres 1960. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5 p.m.

Dance Lesson 6–7 p.m. Ballroom dance instructor Nathan Bugh teaches the Charleston and the Lindy Hop.

Hands-on Art 6:30–8:30 p.m. Create a painting inspired by the artists in Youth and Beauty. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

Museum Guide Talk 7 p.m. Museum Guide Emily Sachar on Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties.

Dance Party 8–10 p.m. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra plays music of the Jazz Age.

Book Club 9 p.m. Scholar Farah Griffin discusses The Blacker the Berry, a 1929 novel by Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman.

Performance 9–10 p.m. Fitness consultant Phil Sottile hosts a bodybuilding showcase that highlights the beauty of the human physique. 

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