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Brooklyn Museum (@brooklynmuseum) Medias
10 hours ago Step into #CeciliaVicuña's studio and hear how New York City's boundless energy and diverse residents inspire the artist to be true to herself. Don't miss her Disappeared Quipu on view at the Museum through Nov 25. #BKMStudioVisits
16 hours ago Responding to the call for Black Power, activists Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. When #EmoryDouglas became the party’s Minister of Culture, he overhauled its newspaper and developed a singular, recognizable style. Through his use of thick black outlining, bold color, and collage elements, Douglas made vivid his themes of poverty, police brutality, and black solidarity. #soulofanationbkm ⠀
1 day ago A little Bluesday inspiration from #BKMAsianart: Incised on the body of this vase is a medallion bearing an Arabic inscription with three Names of God: Insha’allah (Will of God); Ghudrat-allah (Power of God); and Ni’mat-allah (Grace of God). Incised on the base of the vase, in Chinese, is the reign mark of the emperor: Qianlong nianzhi (Made during the Qianlong period). It is thought that this vase was made in the imperial workshops in the Forbidden City in Beijing for use by Muslims living at Emperor Qianlong’s court. By the time of Qianlong’s reign, there was a large Muslim community in Beijing. #infinitebluebkm 🔵⠀⠀
1 day ago Together let's discover the world through art, gallery games, and art-making! Every Sunday, from January 6 to February 10, children ages 4 to 6 and an adult companion are invited to spend time in #soulofanationbkm and explore the theme Art and Community. Visit link in bio for details and registration for next semester’s F.A.M. (Family Art Magic). #bkmeducation
2 days ago For her New York–based photojournalist work, photographer Ruth Orkin captured a group of officers-in-training for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Created at the outset of World War II as an auxiliary branch of the U.S. Army, the WAC was converted to active duty status in 1943. Serving as switchboard operators, mechanics, bakers, tailors, clerks, stenographers, and drivers, the members, called WACs, became the first women other than nurses to serve in the army. #HalfthePictureBKM#veteransday ⠀
3 days ago Artist Adger Cowans, whose photographs are featured in #SoulofaNationBKM discusses his involvement in the Kamoinge group and in AfriCOBRA, as well as defining a Black aesthetic within art history.
3 days ago Some Buncheong kilns, particularly those in the south, specialized in painting iron-based decorations that were then sealed under glaze. To create a lighter background for the decoration, these ceramics were usually covered with white slip. Most underglaze-brown-decorated Buncheong vessels were not as finely potted as the sgraffito and stamped pieces, but this small bowl is unusually delicate in its form and finish. #artsofkorea#한국미술⠀
4 days ago “In my work, I use scrap metal to emphasize the degradation of civilization we currently live in. The use of rough metal conveys the misery of the people with their clothes and luggage. As an artist, I consider myself a witness of my time. My work documents the news by criticizing the violence manifested in the displacement of refugees and reflects an engagement, a manifesto against the war.” — #GinaneMakkiBacho in #SyriaThenandNow⠀
5 days ago On the occasion of #CeciliaVicuña: Disappeared Quipu’s final month at the Museum, we take you through the artist’s studio-home in Tribeca, New York City. Step inside with us and hear Vicuña discuss the evolution of her artistic practice, and be sure to see her site-specific installation on view through November 25. #BKMStudioVisits
5 days ago “A LOOMING WORLD was placed above David Gilmour Blythe’s Art versus Law (1859-60) to underline the hard life facing the artist and his dilemma of being caught in a changing world, where the industrial surge and change suggested in the trompe-l’oeil details in the painting, as well as in other examples across the gallery, express the anxiety he faced.” — #RobWynne
Installation views of Rob Wynne (American, born 1950). “A LOOMING WORLD (2018) with David Gilmour Blythe (American, 1815-1865). Art versus Law, 1859-1860. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 40.907
6 days ago The Perfect Home II is a full-scale replica of #DoHoSuh's former apartment at 348 W. 22 St., his home in New York City for 19 years. Using translucent fabric stitched by hand, Suh re-created his studio apartment, which was situated on a lower level of a brownstone building. In addition to the apartment proper, the replica includes the adjoining hallway and staircase, as well as the floor of the apartment and the corridor above. #OneDoHoSuh ⠀
Installation view, One: Do Ho Suh, Brooklyn Museum. [10/12/2018-01/27/2019] 📷 @Jonathan_Dorado⠀