On January 5, Target First Saturday celebrates the exhibition Materializing "Six Years," exploring the defining impact of Lucy R. Lippard and her now classic book on the Conceptual art movement. The Museum's Target First Saturday event attracts thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. January highlights include:
5 p.m. Music: Ljova and the Kontraband fuse Eastern European and Gypsy melodies with Latin rhythms. Part of Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery Talks: Museum guides lead discussions on some of the Museum's most intriguing works.
6 p.m. Curator Talk: Catherine Morris on Materializing "Six Years."
6 p.m. Dance: Company Stefanie Batten Bland combines visual and performing arts in A Place of Sun, a piece inspired by the BP oil catastrophe of 2010.
6-10 p.m. Interactive Space: Brooklyn-based collective Art House Co-op leads a memory-based activity; Trade School builds a variety of micro-learning stations providing visitors with opportunities to learn new skills; and The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory leads a movement workshop.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art: Design an unconventional frame to show your art in a new way. Free tickets available at the Visitors Center at 5:30 p.m.
7 p.m. Performance: Taraka and Nimai Larson, the sisters behind the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock band Prince Rama, present The Now Age, a multimedia investigation of contemporary conceptions of time.
7:30 p.m. Music: New York City-based, all-girl band Lez Zeppelin presents their take on the music of Led Zeppelin.
8:30 p.m. In Conversation: Artists Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems talk with curator Eugenie Tsai about using their work to challenge conventional ideas of beauty, race, and gender. Free tickets (310) available at the Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m.
9 p.m. Book Club: The Writers for the 99% discuss their book Occupying Wall Streetand the Occupy Movement.
9 p.m. Music: Heems (aka Himanshu Suri) of Das Racist performs music from his mix tape and solo debut, Nehru Jackets.
Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturdayprograms have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visitwww.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.
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