The Brooklyn Museum released on Monday a preview of its upcoming 2019 schedule, highlighting four major exhibitions coming to Brooklyn. 

Brooklynites can look forward to the recently announced Frida Kahlo exhibit, the first-ever exhibition of the color work of 20th-century photographer Garry Winogrand, as well as an artistic commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising’s 50th anniversary. Also on view will be Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper.

Frida in New York, 1946, by Nickolas Muray. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Museum

The largest Frida Kahlo exhibition of the last decade will be on view from February 8, to May 12. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will be the first U.S. exhibition to display more than one hundred of Kahlo’s personal possessions from the Casa Azul, the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City, announced the museum.

Garry Winogrand’s Color, on view from May 3, to August 18, is the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the artist’s nearly forgotten color photographs. Winogrand, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, was primarily known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a “snapshot aesthetic” in contemporary art. However, between the early 1950s and late 1960s, Winogrand also produced more than 45,000 color slides.

Garry Winogrand’s “Color,’ on view from May 3 – August 18. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Museum

An installation of slide shows comprising more than 400 rarely or never-before-seen photographs explore the artist’s experiments with color. The exhibit also includes rotating projections of the lush color photographs Winogrand took in NYC and across the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s.

“Nobody Promised You Tomorrow”: Art 50 Years After Stonewall will be on view from May 3, through December 8, and feature more than 20 NYC-based LGBTQ+ artists born after the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. 

“Nobody Promised You Tomorrow”: Art 50 Years After Stonewall, on view May 3 – December 8, 2019. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Museum

Borrowing its title from the rallying words of transgender artist Marsha P. Johnson, “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the rebellion by exploring its legacy in contemporary art and culture. The exhibition aims to expand the understanding of the Stonewall Uprising beyond the image of protesters in the streets to consider the everyday acts of care that underpin public activism. The featured artists include Mark Aguhar, Felipe Baeza, David Antonio Cruz, Mohammed Fayaz, Juliana Huxtable, Linda LaBeija, Elle Pérez, Tuesday Smillie, Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel, among others.

Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper celebrates masterworks from the museum’s collection, many on display for the first time. The exhibit, on view from June 21, through October 13, will feature intimate portraits, social satire, vivid landscapes and more.

The exhibition will include over 120 works by Rosa Bonheur, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Albrecht Dürer, Paul Gauguin, Francisco Goya, Vincent van Gogh, William Hogarth, Käthe Kollwitz, Édouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among others.

“We’re incredibly excited for a roster of exhibitions next season that underpin our mission to be a catalyst for courageous conversations about art and our world,” said Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum.

For more information on current and upcoming exhibits, go here.


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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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