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The Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday Celebrates the Democratic Process on November 5

On November 5, Target First Saturday presents an evening of programming inspired by the upcoming presidential election.


Highlights include music by Slavic Soul Party!; a performance by Brown Girls Burlesque; and a comedy set with Baratunde Thurston,Sherrod Small, and Christian Finnegan.


Special exhibitions on view include Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty (5th Floor); Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller (5th Floor); Beverly Buchanan— Ruins and Rituals (4th Floor); and Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present (4th Floor).



All exhibitions on the 5th Floor and the 3rd Floor Ancient Egyptian Art Gallery will close at 8 pm.


Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis.    *Denotes a ticketed event.



5 pm Music: Slavic Soul Party!, the Brooklyn-based American Balkan brass band, performs a mixture of gypsy music, klezmer, funk, and New Orleans jazz. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series

6 pm Curator Tour: Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, leads a tour of the contemporary art installation I See Myself In You: Selections from the Collection on how artists use the body as a site of commonality, conflict, belonging, and difference.


6:30-8:30 pm Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Teen Museum Apprentices lead presidential pop-up talks exploring the most iconic works in our American Art galleries.



6:30-8:30 pm Hands-On Art: Create your own campaign pin to wear this Election Day and join a tradition that dates back to Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 presidential campaign.


7 pm Music: DJ Chela performs a set that celebrates world rhythms, hip-hop, rock, reggae, funk, and soul.




*7:30 pm Workshop: Adapt artist and activist Zoe Leonard’s 1992 text that demands an alternate vision for the U.S. presidency. Share your 2016 adaptations at interactive stations throughout the Museum.


*8 pm Performance: Brown Girls Burlesque returns to the Museum withStrip the Polls, a performance examining democracy and topics of the presidential election, from reproductive rights to gun control. Parental discretion is advised.


8:15-9 pm Kids Corner Storytelling: Join educator and storyteller Dr. Loni for an interactive reading of her illustrated storybook, The Secret Inside. Hear the story of Little Mouse, a hero who reminds us to look within to discover our source of true joy.



9 pm Comedy: Comedian Baratunde Thurston and the hosts of A&E’s “Black and White” Sherrod Small and Christian Finnegan tackle the upcoming election. Presented in partnership with NYLaughs.





Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 pm and includes entrance to galleries and events. Discounted $10 tickets for Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843
to the Present are available during Target First Saturdays. Programs are subject to change without notice. For more information, visit Museum galleries are open until 11 pm. Parking is a flat rate of $6 from 5 to 11 pm.


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