Brooklyn Museum Picks White Woman to Curate African Art

Apr 01, 18 Brooklyn Museum Picks White Woman to Curate African Art

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The Brooklyn Museum has come under heavy fire from members of the black community for picking a white woman to be the curator of the museum’s extensive collection of African artworks. Last week the museum chose Kristen Windmuller-Luna, a 31-year-old professor of art history and archeology at Columbia University, former educator at...

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David Bowie Show Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

Mar 04, 18 David Bowie Show Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

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The enigmatic pop-culture superstar, David Bowie, died two years ago at the age of 69, but he lives on in his art and music which is celebrated now and until July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled “David Bowie Is…,” the open-ended moniker highlights the extraordinary depth and breadth of Bowie’s abilities. Bowie, who died of...

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Brooklyn Public Library Branch Moving to Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Feb 20, 17 Brooklyn Public Library Branch Moving to Brooklyn Children’s Museum

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Officials of the Brooklyn Public Library described more details about the planned move out of the Crown Heights library branch to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The cost of keeping the branch where it is will cost $8 million, officials say, but only $3 million to make the move. The new library in the museum will take up...

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After 60 Years Closure Ellis Island Hospital Open to Public

Oct 05, 14 After 60 Years Closure Ellis Island Hospital Open to Public

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Beginning on October 1st the public will be allowed to visit the Ellis Island Hospital for the first time in 60 years. As part of the opening an art exhibit by artist JR will be on display. Featuring old photographs superimposed on the walls and doors of the hospital, the exhibit, “Unframed-Ellis Island,” evokes a time...

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Princeton Art Museum Acquires New Ancient Art

May 15, 14 Princeton Art Museum Acquires New Ancient Art

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The Princeton University Art Museum recently acquired a new and fascinating ancient artwork from the New York and Geneva based gallery, Phoenix Ancient Art. The piece is a magnesite sculpture of a woman holding her left breast with her right hand. Dating back to the 25th Dynasty of Egypt, (750-656 BC), due to the particular...

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 10, 13 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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At the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a ceremony was held to mark the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor.   Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff.   In a news release Cuomo wrote, “on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, I join with all New Yorkers to pause in observance of the...

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