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In a way, Marilyn Minter's Pretty/Dirty show at Brooklyn Museum wouldn't have garnered the kind of reaction it has outside the fever/fervor of our presidential election. Minter's a beautiful artist with a solid body of work, but the atmosphere gave everything she makes a new, pressing tilt: Roberta Smith titled her New York Times review "A 'Nasty Woman' of Contemporary Art Fearlessly Renders the Body"; Minter's "Don't Fuck With Us, Don't Fuck Without Us" buttons, a separate project for Planned...
Appointed director of the Brooklyn Museum just last year, Pasternak is the first woman to head one of New York’s major art institutions, and is surrounded by other powerful women on the museum’s board. Pasternak came to the Museum from public art powerhouse Creative Time, where she oversaw some of the prolific company’s most impactful installations, like Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” which famously took over the Domino Sugar Factory in 2014. Expect similarly big things for the Brooklyn Museum under...
With Channukah and Christmas firmly behind us and New Year’s Eve looming on the horizon, the next few days represent a glorious opportunity to get a lot of outside time. Lots of offices are closed  and many relatives are still in town, so it’s a marvelous time for really getting out into this amazing borough of ours—not to mention these crazily, unreasonably warm temps we’re having. Museums are the perfect daytime exploration activity, but instead...
Yet again, there’s a new green market in Brooklyn. And this time, it’s right outside of the Brooklyn Museum at Eastern Parkway. Stock up on your local leafy greens now, because it’s opening tomorrow afternoon in conjunction with Project EATS and the museum’s upcoming, Brooklyn-focused fall exhibit, Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond. Project EATS, which aims to create community farms and markets in working-class neighborhoods, will provide produce from their four New...

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