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Decades of Denim: A Jean-ealogy

May 18, 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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From utilitarian roots to a fashion staple, the origin of the denim that make up your blue jeans is far from ordinary. Join a panel of experts featuring Associate Curator at The Museum at FIT Emma McClendon, author of "Jeans: A Cultural History of an American Icon" James Sullivan, Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design Otto Van Busch, and moderated by FIT professor and founder of Study NY Tara St. James for a conversation that threads the…

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Resilience and Response to Anti-Asian Racism: Strategies beyond COVID-19

May 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Asian American Arts Alliance, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In response to the rising harassment, discrimination, and bias against Asian and Asian American communities, Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) presents Resilience & Response to Anti-Asian Racism: Strategies Beyond COVID-19, an online panel discussion that aims to address how we can confront and process the anti-Asian racism rhetoric under COVID-19.

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Bite-size History: Lunch with the BHS Collection, Episode 1

May 22, 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Historical Society for lunch! BHS's lunchtime series Bite-Size History begins May 22 with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks at intriguing objects in their collection. She and Project Archivist/Reference Associate Mary Mann will explore the history behind the statue of an American Indian that used to stand outside a Brooklyn Heights cigar shop.

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APA Heritage Month Town Hall

May 26, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Learn about the diverse and exciting projects and ideas coming out of the Asian American creative community during Town Hall’s rapid-fire line-up of 60-second pitches. The featured presenter, artist and illustrator Felicia Liang, will share how her creative practice has shifted since COVID-19 and how artmaking can be used to build communities during this uncertain time.

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Bridge Works: Raquel Acevedo Klein

May 28, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Arts Council, 20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Bridge Works opens a window to artists’ studio practices then intersects their process with intimate conversations with leading Brooklyn creatives. Connecting insights between artists whose voices are both parallel and divergent, Bridge Works amplifies the creative terrain as a generative space for community building. These first episodes will air on Brooklyn Arts Council’s Facebook Live and feature 2020 grantees. Dancer and choreographer Raquel Acevedo Klein embodies light and motion to raise awareness of climate change through narratives of post-Maria Puerto…

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Bite-size History: Lunch with the BHS Collection, Episode 2

May 29, 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Historical Society for lunch! Their lunchtime series Bite-Size History continues with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks at intriguing objects in their collection. In this installment, she and BHS Trustee and art historian Linda Ferber explore the history behind a portrait of Brooklyn-based poet and personality Bloodgood H. Cutter.

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Bridge Works: Ju-eh Chen

June 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Arts Council, 20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Bridge Works opens a window to artists’ studio practices then intersects their process with intimate conversations with leading Brooklyn creatives. Connecting insights between artists whose voices are both parallel and divergent, Bridge Works amplifies the creative terrain as a generative space for community building. These first episodes will air on Brooklyn Arts Council’s Facebook Live and feature 2020 grantees. Opera singer Ju-eh Chen is interrupting (and updating) the genre with electronic sound, new media, and imaginative audience engagement. Ju-eh will…

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Bite-size History: Lunch with the BHS Collection, Episode 3

June 5, 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Historical Society for lunch! Their lunchtime series Bite-Size History continues with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks at intriguing objects in their collection. In this installment, she and Preservation Long Island Curator Lauren Brincat revisit a time when Brooklyn Historical Society was the Long Island Historical Society, and the stories that can be told from the eastern end of Long Island.

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Bite-size History: Lunch with the BHS Collection, Episode 4

June 12, 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Historical Society for lunch! BHS's lunchtime series Bite-Size History continues with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks at intriguing objects in their collection. In this installment, she welcomes back an old friend: current Curator of History, Social Science, and Government Information at The New York Public Library and former Vice President for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at BHS, Julie Golia. Together, they'll explore the history of a patriotic example of history in what is known…

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The Crime of Rhyme: Hip Hop History, Systemic Racism, and a Discussion of “Rap On Trial”

June 16, 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Explore the story of opportunistic prosecutors who have looked at rap and hip hop lyrics as justifications for perpetuating the criminalization and incarceration of men of color. Authors Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis place case studies of rappers in which their lyrics have become evidence against them within the greater context of hip hop history in their book Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America. Join them for a conversation of this injustice, and the stakes of persecuting artists,…

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Creative Equations

June 17, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Brooklyn Arts Council, 20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Arts Council for a conversation with Naima Oyo of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, writer Willy Appelman, Anika Selhorst of PowerHouse Arts, and David Bernstein of the Brooklyn Co-op. In this time of COVID-19, when structural inequities are more clear than ever before, this series amplifies the many ways arts are innovating in communities and society. Through excerpted performances and screenings, arts leaders demonstrate how Brooklyn is championing creative power for change. Naima Oyo, Executive Director of the award-winning…

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Bite-size History: Lunch with the BHS Collection, Episode 5

June 19, 12:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Brooklyn Historical Society for lunch! BHS's lunchtime series Bite-Size History continues with BHS historian Nalleli Guillen who will provide in-depth looks at intriguing objects in their collection. In this installment, she and New York Public Library's Julie Golia explore this history of Brooklyn's Muslim communities through the fabled deed of Anthony Jansen van Salee, thought to be the first person of Muslim heritage to settle in Brooklyn.

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Bridges Across America: The Impact of John Roebling and the Roebling Family

June 22, 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Hear the story of John Roebling: immigrant, engineer, and mastermind of the Brooklyn Bridge. Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal JusticeRichard Haw shares his book, Engineering America: The Life and Times of John Roebling, a meticulously researched and lively story that follows Roebling from his childhood in Napoleonic Prussia, to his work as a prominent American engineer, and ultimately his tragic death before the completion of his masterpiece. Haw is joined by Erica Wagner, author of Chief Engineer: Washington…

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Bearing Witness While Black: Technology, Race, and Documenting the Movement for Black Lives

June 25, 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, 55 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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During the current, game-changing, daily, protests calling for an end to police brutality and other forms of racist violence against Black Americans, we have seen unprecedented uses of technology, from the smartphone to social media, to document the history of this modern Civil Rights movement. Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School Allissa V. Richardson explores this phenomenon in her book Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism, and traces…

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5MAX

July 2, 6:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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5-minute artist presentations followed by 5 minutes of audience Q&A. Closed groups will meet the following week on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00PM EST. Zoom instructions will be released via email. More updates on this event will soon be on Smack Mellon's website. Featuring Artists: Michael Paul Britto, Cecile Chong, Liz Collins, Florencia Escudero, Rotem Linial, and Cecile Chong

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FRESH 2020 Artist Talk: Jerry Takigawa

September 24, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
KLOMPCHING GALLERY, 89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Jerry Takigawa will be joined by the owners of the Klompching Gallery, Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, for an artist talk about the 'Balancing Cultures' series. Jerry Takigawa is an independent photographer, designer, and writer. He received the Imogen Cunningham Award, the Clarence J. Laughlin Award, and CENTER’s Curator’s Choice Award. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art,…

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FRESH 2020 Artist Talk: Patty Carroll and Tara Cronin

October 1, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
KLOMPCHING GALLERY, 89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Patty Carroll and Tara Cronin will be joined by the owners of the Klompching Gallery, Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, for an artist talk about their work in the Fresh 2020 Annual Summer Exhibition. Patty Carroll was Adjunct Full Professor Photography at SAIC until 2014. Education includes BFA, University of Illinois, and MS in Photography, Institute of Design, IIT. Grants include 2003 Artist Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, 2014 & 2017 Photolucida Critical Mass: Top 50. Solo museum exhibits include:…

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FRESH 2020 Artist Talk: Marcus DeSieno and Jesse Rieser

October 8, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
KLOMPCHING GALLERY, 89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Marcus DeSieno and Jesse Rieser will be joined by the owners of the Klompching Gallery, Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, for an artist talk about their work in the Fresh 2020 Annual Summer Exhibition. Marcus DeSieno is a visual artist who is interested in how the advancement of visual technology continually changes and mediates our understanding of the world. DeSieno is particularly interested in the unseen political ideologies embedded in this technology. He received his MFA in Studio Art…

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