Tucker Reed is sweet on Brooklyn—big time. A resident of Prospect Heights who enjoys frequenting the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mr. Reed is a champion of the city’s most populous borough. He is a ball of energy as he talks about all of the work the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has done with him as president for the past two years, from supporting the technology sector with the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition to establishing Downtown Brooklyn as New York City’s college town. About a year after Commercial Observer conducted the Sit-Down interview with Mr. Tucker, we wanted to check in and see how the nonprofit has been doing with the reinvention of Downtown Brooklyn.
Earlier today, the Brooklyn Museum held its eleventh annual Women in the Arts luncheon. This year’s event honored the artist Laurie Simmons and her daughter, filmmaker Lena Dunham, the first time a mother and daughter were honored together by the organization. Here are some excerpts from their onstage conversation:
Earlier this year, the Brooklyn Museum, citing financial issues, nixed its plans to show “Art in the Streets,” the controversial graffiti and street art exhibition that was shown recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. However, it now appears that at least one artist from that show will still get a major survey in Brooklyn: Keith Haring.
On a muggy Thursday morning in late June, the Brooklyn Museum held a press preview for the exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior,” which features statues of vibrant, twisting figures frozen in combat.
The museum’s Asian Art curator, Joan Cummins, had just finished explaining to The Observer the exhibition’s organizing principal—the various Read More
The Brooklyn Museum announced three new trustees today, including what the Museum said was the first artist in recent times to serve on the board. The new trustees are New York Law School Professor Tamara C. Belinfanti, Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President David L. Berliner, and Brooklyn arist Fred Tomaselli, Read More
Citing continued financial difficulties, the Brooklyn Museum just announced that it will not host the “Art in the Streets” exhibit currently on display at the LA MoCA, as it had planned to next year.
Via press release:
“This is an exhibition about which we were tremendously enthusiastic, and which would follow appropriately in the path Read More
Murals and Acquisitions
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The photographic evidence of the day’s journey comes courtesy of Instagram, proving that this truly is the museum of Brooklyn. Read More
The Brooklyn Museum has made a rare purchase from a London Gallery, adding to its paintings collection an artwork that was subversive in its time.
The museum has purchased Free Women of Color With Their Children and Servants in a Landscape, by Italian artist Agostino Brunias.
It’s a portrait of the Read More
“Multi-platinum.” “10-time Grammy Award-winning artist.” “World-famous performer.” “Songwriter.” “Entrepreneur.” “Philanthropist.” “One of the best known hip-hop artists of his time.” “Himself in the midst of extraordinary fame.”
According to the press release for his Nov. 18 conversation with Charlie Rose — to be filmed for Rose’s show before a live audience at the Brooklyn Read More
Even outside the huge Basel Art Fair, there was a lot going on in the art world this week: A flurry of criticism for the Brooklyn Museum, Thomas Kinkade gets a DUI, and Jeff Koons’ art car breaks. With Damien Hirst looking to displace puppies and Sotheby’s selling off Polaroid’s collection, this was a week Read More