The Museum remains open every Thursday evening until 10 p.m., allowing visitors to linger later in the galleries and enjoy exciting evening programs. Events include interviews, performances, films, and eclectic, eye-opening tours.
Programs begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July-August highlights include:
Gallery Tour: Keith Haring: 1978-1982
Salsa Dance Party: DJ Henry Knowles hosts a night of Latin music and dancing featuring performances by New York salsa couples. A salsa lesson precedes the party.
Gallery Tour: The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago
Gallery Tour: "American Stories"
BrooklyNites Jazz: Revive Music hosts their renowned Evolution Jam Session, featuring some of New York's most prestigious jazz artists. Presented in partnership with WBGO.
Curator Tour: Chief Curator Kevin Stayton on Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn
Film: I'm Carolyn Parker (Jonathan Demme, 2011, 90 min.). Poignant documentary about one of the first residents of New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward to return in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Part of a series of pre-broadcast screenings of films by New York directors presented in partnership with the PBS documentary series POV. A Q & A with producer Daniel Wolff follows the film.
Gallery Tour: African Innovations
August 9 Gallery Tour: African Innovations
Film: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (Terence Nance, 2012, 93 min.). Innovative film by Brooklyn-based director fuses live action and various styles of animation to explore the budding relationship of a young couple. A performance by the director's band follows the screening.
August 16 BrooklynNites Jazz: In celebration of New Orleans's growth seven years after Katrina, the Museum hosts an evening of New Orleans jazz in partnership with WBGO.
Film: Give Up Tomorrow (Michael Collins, 2011, 90 min.). When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the corruption of the country's entire judicial system is exposed. Part of a series of pre-broadcast screenings of films by New York directors presented in partnership with the PBS documentary series POV. A Q & A with the filmmaker follows.