brooklynmuseum @faileart + @bastny's #deluxxfluxx arcade nods to punk, graffiti culture, and the video arcades of the late 70s and 80s. If you haven't had a chance to step inside this colorful and immersive environment, do so now—pictures just don't do it justice. Vist bit.ly/faileartt to learn more about the arcade from curator @smatkins2013 | @arleensantana #faileart 7h

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brooklynmuseum With the #WIADCA Carnival upon us, #bkmlibrary invites you to explore Brooklyn's many vibrant, diverse and creative neighborhoods through books in the collection. Get the reading list at bit.ly/bkmlibraryt | by David Lee from "Brooklyn: people and places, past and present, 1991" #TBT 9h

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brooklynmuseum Shooting primarily in the United States and the Caribbean, #DeanaLawson is inspired by the expression and aesthetics of black cultures worldwide. Her photographs can be seen as psychological portraits of black subjects in an extended, mythological diasporic family. See her work on view now in our #bkmcontemporary galleries 1d

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brooklynmuseum “Faces and Phases is both highly personal and deeply political to me: an act of searching, resisting, transgressing the boundaries of oppressive racial, sexual, class and gender power structures.” — #ZaneleMuholi 1d

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brooklynmuseum This photo, taken in 1991 and gifted to us by the artist, #CatherineGreen, shows a young woman preparing for the @wiadca parade. With this year's celebration of Caribbean arts and cultures upon us, #bkmeducation wants to know: What are some of the ways your identity is shaped by the place where you live? 2d

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brooklynmuseum Say hello to our new Director, #AnnePasternak! Anne wants to hear from you! Tell her your hopes for the future of #brooklynmuseum. She wants to know what you love, what you want more of, what you want less of—share whatever you think she should know! Tell us in the comments, or share more with us at bit.ly/ourbkmqs #ourbkm | #TimothyGreenfieldSanders 2d
  •   jenskoda Agree - less sneakers, more art! Particularly modern and contemporary. Would be great to see more 20th and 21st century in permanent exhibits as well. 2d
  •   parsonshdcs More design and decorative arts! How about a Brooklyn Makers show? Good luck! Nice to see a woman in the job! 2d
  •   sircharlesupreme Anime gallery international animation gallery , 2d
  •   laurafantiniart Congratulations!! It would be nice to organize open calls for Brooklyn based artists only, to give them more visibility 2d
  •   amywinghannwong Visibility and representation to Asian American and Asian diaspora artists please!! 1d
  •   pgriffitiths You would do well by offering the black Brooklyn T shirt for sale in the museum shop --- everyone wants one now 1d
  •   devinecathy Love the T shirt 15h

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brooklynmuseum It's that time of year when we take our September break from #targetfirstsaturday to join in the festivities of the West Indian American Day Carnival. To get you ready for Saturday’s @wiadca parade, we’ll be sharing some great Caribbean art from our collection. Stay tuned and enjoy! 3d

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brooklynmuseum "I vividly remember walking into my 6th grade social studies class donning a pair of brand new Nike Air Jordan 3s in white and elephant grey. Everybody looked at me, then looked down, and every single person’s jaw drops to the floor—including the teacher! I broke the necks of 30 people in one fell swoop. From that moment on, I was a sneakerhead for life." —@jeffstaple
We're asking local sneaker heads for their #sneakerstory. What's yours? bit.ly/sneakerstory #sneakerculture
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brooklynmuseum 80 years ago, four pioneer American abstractionists were commissioned through the Federal Art Project to create murals for the Williamsburg Houses. #AlbertSwinden's mural is a notable example of his style of geometric abstraction with its carefully balanced composition and subtle modulations in color. Rediscover these works at bit.ly/whpmurals 5d

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brooklynmuseum This ancient Egyptian cat coffin recently came to the #bkmconservation lab in preparation for the #divinefelines traveling exhibition. After a thorough cleaning, the once grimy surface revealed a light spotted body (which inspired the cat's nickname "Freckles" among the conservators) and an incredible gold-leaf-covered head. More on Freckles at bit.ly/bkmconservation 6d

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brooklynmuseum The works in, "I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection" show real and imagined bodies, sometimes in fragments and sometimes whole, and sometimes just the elusive trace of a human presence. See new works from living artists like #TitusKaphar, on view in our #BKMContemporary galleries. 1w

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brooklynmuseum Reflecting on the power of #JudyChicago’s The Dinner Party, Shared Dining celebrates women’s achievements and acknowledges the continuing impact of feminism in the 21st century. Each of the ten incarcerated 'Women of York' artists selected women of personal significance and created place settings dedicated to them—one being the inspiring young activist, #MalalaYousafzai 1w

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brooklynmuseum #FAILE's new installation, Wishing on you, will be on display for one more week. Stop by #TimesSquare now through Sept 1 to give the prayer wheel a spin then hop the 2/3 to the Museum and see their current exhibition, Savage/Sacred Young Minds. | @smatkins2013 #faileart #failetsq 1w

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brooklynmuseum Interested in participating in our Gallery/Studio art classes? Did you know we offer scholarships and work-study opportunities for childrens and teens? Registration is just around the corner—learn more at bit.ly/bkmedtues #bkmeducation 1w

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brooklynmuseum Globalization is not a new phenomenon. In Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, ideas, styles, and beliefs were exchanged and assimilated. Under Greek and Roman rule, many Egyptian artists continued to create Egyptian style sculpture, but the work of Greek artists became increasingly popular. See examples of this early multi-cultural art now on display in our #BKMEgyptianart galleries. 1w

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brooklynmuseum Providing unprecedented insight into the importance of writing in the artist’s process, #basquiatnotebooks emphasizes the distinct interplay of text and images in #Basquiat's art. Act fast—today is your last chance to get inside his notebooks of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 2w

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brooklynmuseum 80 years ago, four pioneer American abstractionists were commissioned through the Federal Art Project to create murals for the Williamsburg Houses. #BalcombGreene’s Untitled mural reflects his investment in form over recognizable subject matter with modest tones overlapping in geometric forms. Rediscover these works at bit.ly/whpmurals 2w

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brooklynmuseum Hop the nearest bus (or guagua) and head over to the Museum this weekend and to see the pages of #basquiatnotebooks. The exhibition ends Sunday, August 23. 2w

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brooklynmuseum The #bkmarthandlers been busy reinstalling our #bkmcontemporary galleries with some new acquisitions, works that have never been displayed, and a few old favorites. Can you guess which artist's work we're putting on the walls this week? 2w

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brooklynmuseum These Louis Vuitton X Kanye West Dons are demonstrative of where the sneaker industry is today—full of high-end designer and celebrity collaborations. This pair was one of Kanye's first collabs, but certainly wasn't his last. Visit bit.ly/bkmsneakers to learn more. #sneakerculture 2w

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