Don't miss January's program offerings at the Brookyln Musuem
Brooklyn Museum

Janaury 2012

During the month of January the Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of weekend and weekday public programs for adults, including Thursdays @ 7, a series that takes place during the Museum's expanded Thursday evening hours. The series includes music, performance, and eclectic, eye-opening tours.

Thursdays @ 7 In Conversation:
1920s Style with Lisa Padovani, Kyle Ericksen, and Jan Reeder
Thursday, Janaury 12, 7 p.m.

Still from Boardwalk Empire

In this discussion, inspired by the styles featured in the exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, fashion photographer Kyle Ericksen, Boardwalk Empire (HBO) costume designer Lisa Padovani, and curator Jan Reeder of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will explore changing styles and body ideals.

Thursdays @ 7 Music:
BrooklyNites Jazz with Grupo Yanqui
Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m. 

Gruopo Yanqui. Photo courtesy of Allen Murabayashi

Brooklyn-based Bennett Paster & Gregory Ryan: Grupo Yanqui performs unique Latin jazz. Space is limited, and advance ticket purchase for general admission and entrance to the concert is recommended via Free admission and entrance are available to Brooklyn Museum and WBGO members on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Reflections on Paul Cadmus"
Saturday, January 21, 1 p.m.

Luigi Lucioni (American, 1900–1988). Paul Cadmus, 1928. Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 1/8 in. (40.6 x 30.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 2007.28

Jon Anderson, longtime partner of Paul Cadmus, whose work is included in the exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, speaks to scholar Philip Eliasoph about Cadmus’s life and work. Please join us directly after this program for our dynamic roundtable discussion entitled "Sexuality and the Museum".

Roundtable Discussion:
"Sexuality and the Museum"
Saturday, January 21, 2 p.m.

Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946–1989). Self Portrait, 1975. Polaroid print. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

This roundtable on issues surrounding the exhibition HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture will feature curators, museum directors, and some of the exhibition’s artists discussing the role of museums and other cultural institutions in presenting sexuality in art. Participants include Thom Collins, Director of the Miami Art Museum; Norman Kleeblatt, Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum; Jim Hodges, New York-based illustration artist; Risa Puleo, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum; artist Deborah Kass and more. The discussion will be moderated by HIDE/SEEK curator Jonathan Katz. Please see website for further details.

Thursdays @ 7 Film:
Thursday, January 26, 7 p.m.

Still from Metropolis. Photo courtesy of Kino International

View a newly restored version of cinematic masterpiece Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927, 147 min.), depicting a dystopian future where the dehumanized working class slaves under the control of a wealthy elite. Space is limited, and advance ticket purchase for general admission and a reserved seat at the screening is recommended via

Music off the Walls:
The Brooklyn Philharmonic Presents
"Brooklyn Bridge with Deborah Buck"
Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m.

Deborah Buck. Joe Tomcho © 2011

Brooklyn Philharmonic concertmaster Deborah Buck presents a special program of music written during the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, including works by Brahms, Bernstein, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $15; $10 for Museum members, students, and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (718) 488-5913.