brooklyn museum artifact replicated for true blood

Wow. Two of my favorite things in the world right now, the Brooklyn Museum and HBO’s new series True Blood, just blew my mind a lot. According to the Brooklyn Museum’s blog, the Bird Lady artifact featured in the first episode of season 2 is a replica of an artifact in the museum’s collections and was just featured in an a recent exhibit. holy shit. The most awesome Shelley Bernstein had the honor of talking to the production designer about the statue. Read the interview HERE. And another BK Museum blog entry HERE.



ps. i just learned from the brooklyn museum blog that HBO has made a True Blood wiki. Play with it HERE. wow. i feel super nerdy for posting that now.

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July 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, TV. Leave a comment.

Yinka Shonibare exhibition opens at BK Museum today

I’m a big fan of Yinka Shonibare and am really really excited to see the exhibition that opens today. Some of the pieces are a bit more graphic than the one above but the victorian costumes made of Dutch wax prints are totally worth seeing. Apparently when Shonibare showed up for the official preview, he arrived with two friends in victorian drag. See here

From the BK Museum website

June 26–September 20, 2009
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Period Rooms, 4th Floor
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

This exhibition is a major midcareer survey of work by the UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shonibare’s artwork explores contemporary African identity and its relationship to European colonialism through painting, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Shonibare is best known for his work with visual symbols, especially the richly patterned Dutch wax fabric produced in Europe for a West African market that he uses in a wide range of applications. His tableaux of headless mannequins costumed in this fabric evoke themes of history and its legacy for future generations. Through these works he explores the complex web of interactions, both economic and racial, that reveal inequalities between the dominant and colonized cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa. A site-specific installation created for this presentation titled Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play will be on view in several of the Museum’s period rooms.

Another site-specific installation, Party Time—Re-Imagine America: A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE,  will be on view at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, from July 1, 2009, to January 3, 2010, in the dining room of the museum’s 1885 Ballantine House. 

June 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Pretty. 1 comment.

look what happened at bk museum…

i have the feeling it’s an art stunt.

museum fail.

April 22, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. 1 comment.

New headboard for the recession

I have wanted a headboard for a WHILE but probably am not going to spend hundred of dollars on that at the moment.  Nora, I’m suprised you haven’t posted this already:

TA DAA .. it’s made from electrical tape and i think it’s pretty. Via Apartment Therapy. More tape art is coming to the Bklyn museum too.

March 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Design, Emily, Want. Leave a comment.

You’re such a good cook, KaiKai

Murakami was FANTASTIC.

April 27, 2008. Tags: , , . Emily, Nora, World saving. Leave a comment.