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March 3, 2021
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Family Programs

By Alexandra Glorioso
Situ Studio (2005–present), Brooklyn. reOrder in the Brooklyn Museum's Great Hall.
Image courtesy of Keith Sirchio

Brooklyn Museum will offer family programs in August and September.

The Brooklyn Museum will present a wide array of exciting and inexpensive art-related activities for the whole family this August and September. Below is a partial schedule of family-friendly events and exhibitions. Families can also enjoy the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned permanent collection of art from around the world. Please note that Arty Factsand Meet the Museum will be on summer vacation beginning in June. Regularly scheduled classes will resume in October.

Free Target First Saturdays: Caribbean Community
Sat., Aug. 6
August’s Target First Saturday celebrates Brooklyn’s Caribbean community with a series of programs that showcase the diversity of Caribbean cultures. Highlights include a reggae performance by Meta and the Cornerstones, a Caribbean art-making activity, and a Caribbean dance party hosted by DJ Spice. All events and Museum admission are free. Please note: There will be no Target First Saturdays in September.

5 p.m. to 11 p.m., free with admission

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Teen Night: Teen Committee Applications

Teen Night Planning Committee is a paid internship for teens interested in learning the ins and out of event planning. Teen Night Committee Members plan, promote and facilitate Teen Nights, which are nights of art, music, and entertainment for other teens. The internship runs from Nov. to May. The application deadline is Nov. 11. Click here for Application forms.

Arty Facts
In each ninety-minute Arty Facts class, children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art. Arty Facts will be on summer vacation beginning in June and will resume in Oct.

Meet the Museum
Meet the Museum, a monthly program for toddlers ages two to three and those who care for them, meets at 11 a.m. every Thurs. (except holidays). The program will be on summer vacation beginning in June and will resume in Oct.

11 a.m. every Thurs.


Family-Friendly Special Exhibitions:

Vishnu: Hinduism’ Blue-Skinned Savior

June 24 to Oct. 2

This exhibition will feature more than 170 objects exploring the many personae and legends of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and the diverse traditions of worship that have celebrated him. The works include Indian sculpture, paintings, textiles, and ritual objects ranging in date from the fourth century B.C.E. to the twentieth century.


reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio
Through Jan. 15, 2012
This site-specific installation created by Situ Studio, a Brooklyn-based architectural firm specializing in design and fabrication, inaugurates the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum’s project for the 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall on the first floor. The installation transforms the Great Hall with a network of stretched, semitranslucent fabric, plywood forms, and molded benches and tables.


Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List

Aug. 19 to Dec. 11

A new exhibition of large-scale photographic portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders explores the personal stories of some of today’s most influential Latino Americans from the fields of culture, politics, business, and sports. America Ferrara, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, Sonia Sotomayor, Soledad O’Brien, Rosario Dawson, and Chi-Chi Rodriguez are among the twenty-five subjects featured.

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway

(718) 638-5000


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