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PSP Members-Only Stroller Tour of the Brooklyn Museum @ 10:00am

Ebony G. Patterson. . . . they were just hanging out . . . you know . . . talking about . . . ( . . . when they grow up . . .), 2016. Beads, appliqués, fabric, glitter, buttons, costume jewelry, trimming, rhinestones, glue, digital prints. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © Ebony G. Patterson. Courtesy of the artist, Monique Meloche Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. (Photo: Adam Reich)

Join other PSP parents for a Stroller Tour of the Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.

Gordon Parks. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Lorna Simpson. Kehinde Wiley. Nina Chanel Abney. These names loom large in the past and present of art—as do many others in the collection of musical and cultural icons Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) and Alicia Keys. Expansive in their collecting habits, the Deans, both born and raised in New York, champion a philosophy of “artists supporting artists.” The first major exhibition of the Dean Collection, Giants showcases a focused selection from the couple’s world-class holdings. The Brooklyn Museum’s presentation spotlights works by Black diasporic artists, part of our ongoing efforts to expand the art-historical narrative. 
“Giants” refers to several aspects of the Dean Collection: the renown of legendary artists, the impact of canon-expanding contemporary artists, and the monumental works by such creators as Derrick Adams, Arthur Jafa, and Meleko Mokgosi. Immense pieces—including the largest ever by Mokgosi—are paired with standouts such as Parks’s seminal photographs, Wiley’s revolutionary portraits, and Esther Mahlangu’s globe-bridging canvases. 

The term also evokes the strength of the bonds between the Deans and the artists they support, and among the artists themselves. Along with examining these links and legacies, the exhibition will encourage “giant conversations” inspired by the works on view—critiquing society and celebrating Blackness. 

Time: 10:00am - 11:15am
Cost:  $29 for one adult and one child*

*One child per adult. Additional adult tickets can be purchased for $16 per adult.

Space is limited to 12 families, with one child per adult.

You must register for the tour. The SIGN UP HERE button will take you to the Brooklyn Museum's ticket sales page.

**Please read your confirmation email, which will tell you where to enter the museum and where to meet for the Tour.  

Please note: masks are optional during your visit.
Tickets are nonrefundable and include General Admission, but can be exchanged once up to 72 hours prior to the ticket date with no fees by emailing or calling 718.501.6484 with your name and newly desired date. Exchange is based on availability. 

Thursday, May 09, 2024, 10:00 AM until 11:15 AM
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY  11238
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
PSP Events Coordinator
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Registration is required
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