The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive art museums in the country. Its exceptional permanent collection includes objects ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art and represents almost every culture. The Museum also presents a wide range of high profile exhibitions, among them ©MURAKAMI and Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, as well as a variety of public programs including the popular Target First Saturdays. The Museum, directly in front of a subway station, is housed in a 560,000-square-foot landmark Beaux-Arts building designed by McKim, Mead & White, with a critically acclaimed glass pavilion that forms a front entrance and a public plaza, both designed by Polshek Partnership Architects.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El AnatsuiFebruary 8–August 4, 2013 | Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor
The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction.
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