CaribBEING House at the Brooklyn Museum


CaribBEING joins the Brooklyn Museum for its third month-long residency, celebrating the arts, culture, and diversity of the Caribbean Diaspora. A welcoming exhibition will showcase works by various Caribbean artists, including Devin Osorio, Ivan Forde, Jova Lynne, Pablo Serrano-Otero, Tania L. Balan-Gaubert, and Tiffany Smith. From August 4 through 28, CaribBEING will host an array of activities such as Caribbean Carnival, Caribbean Movement workshops, dance, music performances, and lectures. See descriptions of all events below:

Exhibition: A welcoming exhibition gathers a range of Caribbean artists in the diaspora, working with different mediums, exploring and reflecting on the theme of the drawing room—the center of the Caribbean household—more than just a clean room where the home’s most beautiful furniture and keepsakes were kept and preserved; it is also the focal point for many family’s memories, objects and celebrations. A space you could go to feel both empowered and identified through images and objects collected by the family over time.

A Month of Caribbean Culture

From August 4 through 28, the CARIBBEING HOUSE has found a new home in the Museum’s Plaza (Eastern Parkway). We’ll be open Wednesday-Sunday, from 11-6pm (Thursday, 11-10pm). Come by every Thursday + Saturday for curated interactive activations start August 9 with Caribbean Movement workshops!

#CARIBBEINGINBROOKLYN with our friends at the BROOKLYN MUSEUM! From 5 to 11pm, enjoy:

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL: Sketch live models from traditional and contemporary mas camps as they show off the diasporic costume traditions that have found a home in Brooklyn.

CARIBBEAN DANCE: Choreographer Jessica Phoenix leads a dance and fitness workshop that introduces the basics of multiple Afro-Caribbean dance forms.

CARIBBEAN TALK: Learn about the political impact of people of Caribbean descent in New York and ways to get involved in supporting our Black immigrant neighbors from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America with Ernest Skinner, Dr. Una Clarke, Ninaj Raoul (Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees), and Albert Saint Jean (Black Alliance for Just Immigration).

CARIBBEAN MUSIC:  Brooklyn-based Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra celebrates the contemporary possibilities of the steel pan while bringing together youth to advance the art form.

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