Saturday, July 7th: Last Weekend to See the Keith Haring Exhibition – First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

First Saturdays
Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)


5–7 p.m.
New York-based Mon Khmer performs avant-garde new wave, and hip-hop artist Mickey Factz takes listeners on a journey into 1980s New York’s downtown art scene.
Interactive Activity

5–8 p.m.
Contribute to a sidewalk chalk art mural inspired by Keith Haring: 1978–1982, and see a performance by City Kids.

6 p.m.
The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory presents a performance of artistic director Safi A. Thomas’s work My Ghetto Pop Life: A Dream Sequence. A Q&A with company members follows.
Gallery Talks

6–9:30 p.m.
Museum Guides and staff present lively ten-minute discussions of beloved objects throughout the Museum.
Hands-on Art

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Use everyday materials to create your own unique sculpture inspired by the Keith Haring credo, “Art is for everyone.” Free tickets available at the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.

7–8:30 p.m.
Four artists compete in a live painting performance hosted by ArtBattles, accompanied by a special guest DJ.
Film & Talk

7–9 p.m.
Jim Hubbard screens selections from his recent documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP and discusses Keith Haring’s participation in the AIDS activist group.
Dance Party

8:30–10 p.m.
Justin Strauss, former DJ of New York’s legendary Mudd Club, spins old and new house music.

9 p.m.
The all-girl band Plastiq Passion blends New Wave and punk, with a modern edge.
Book Club

9 p.m.
Designer and stylist Maripol will discuss her book Little Red Riding Hood and the 1980s New York art scene, as well as her experience designing some of Madonna’s signature looks.
Late Night in the Galleries

10–11 p.m.
All galleries are open. Explore the Museum.

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