Opening Celebration: The Obama Portraits Tour
Saturday, August 28, 2021
2-8PM-Outdoors in the Front Plaza
Celebrate the opening of The Obama Portraits Tour with an afternoon of music, art-making, and poetry in honor of these vibrant and groundbreaking depictions of American leadership. Enjoy a musical tribute by the legendary Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, who present a smorgasbord of diverse “avant groidd” musical idioms filled with sugar-soaked sonic ingredients. Then, Kyle Carrero Lopez, Nkosi Nkululeko, and celeste doaks read their original poetry presented in partnership with Cave Canem, Brooklyn’s leading organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic growth of Black poets. Plus, get your photo taken as part of a community portrait project by Souls In Focus. Throughout the day, drop by for art-making with Cool Culture and shop and snack at the Brooklyn Pop-Up Market, which is spotlighting local Black artists and vendors this week.
This event takes place outdoors. We’re continuing to follow procedures that ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors. If you’re entering the Museum, masks are required for all adults and children over age 2. We ask that everyone practice social distancing where possible.