Join us at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery for an exclusive members’ evening.
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Free for members
Participants will explore and discuss Orra White Hitchcock’s Herbarium and Fungi Album, and create watercolor paintings that document the natural world around us.
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Free; registration required
Artist Natalia Nakazawa will present an artist talk, exhibition walk-through, and collaborative quilt-making workshop that explores the stories embedded in everyday materials and things.
6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Free; registration recommended
The annual Fall Benefit Gala provides a primary source of funding for the American Folk Art Museum and its acclaimed educational programs. The 2018 benefit honors Elyse and Lawrence B. Benenson, Raf Simons (Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein), and The Wunsch Americana Foundation.
6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Tables: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000; Tickets: $5000, $2500, $1500, $1000
Walter Benjamin was one of the Western world’s preeminent philosophers of stuff—from toys to decorative design to clothes, materials, buildings, popular art and knick-knacks. In this course offered by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, students will examine Benjamin’s writings on collecting.
6:30 pm–9:30 pm
$315 for 4-week course