Just got home from a fun night at the Brooklyn Museum for their free First Saturday event this month. First Saturdays is one of my favorite New York cultural events, and the Brooklyn Museum one always bring out such a neat cross-section of the city.
This was the first First Saturday I went to as a "1st Fan" member of the Museum. As a 1st Fan, I got to go on an exclusive tour of the a new installation at the BM called "Enfolding 280 Hours" created by artist Sun Kwak. The work is essentially an entire room that she and her assistants "painted" with black elastic tape that they painstakingly stretched around the room, and then by hand removed sections of to create these flowing bands of black and white all around the space.
Thanks to Shelley and Will of the Museum for organizing this tour. I'm looking forward to more 1st Fan get-togethers in the future!
Later that evening, I got to dance to one of my favorite swing bands the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn in the entrance foyer, along with an enthusiastic crowd and lots of little kids going nuts in front of the stage. Always great getting to hear those guys, and it was a great space for dancing — the tile floor was perfect for sliding, but a bit hard on the knees after awhile.
Sigh, feeling the Brooklyn love.