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Access Day: "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection"

Four-Leaf Clover ball gown by Charles James
May 4, 2015 - 10:00am3:00pm

Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for visitors with low-vision or that are blind), and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request at least two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request. Learn more.

May 4, 2015 - 10:00am

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
February 26, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

February 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "European Paintings: A Dime-Store Legacy from the Kress Collection", by Gretchen Turner

Raffaellino del Garbo (Italian, 1466–1524). Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels, 1502. Oil on wood panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
February 15, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

The single most important gift of art in our nation's history came from the Kress Collection. From this gift, the Fine Arts Museums received a superb selection of old master paintings, making its holdings a "mini–National Gallery."

February 15, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "From Paper to Canvas: Connections between Achenbach Masterpieces and Fine Arts Museums Paintings", by Jim Kohn

The Tribute Money, ca. 1612
February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The diverse media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, and paintings result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.

February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Power, Passion, Love, Lust: Drama Unfolds at the Legion of Honor", by Mina Shea

Lucretia, 15th–16th century
February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Some of the most dramatic pieces of European art were created from the inspiration of literature, in particular the Bible and ancient Greek mythology. From works in the Legion of Honor, we will explore the great skill of European artists to render the drama of literature and life.

February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm

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