Brooklyn Museum, David Bowie Is & The Burnt Sugar Arkestra “Double Down”

Sug­ar Nation it’s good to be appre­ci­at­ed at “home”.

After debut­ing our “caramelized” David Bowie song­book in 2011 at Lin­coln Center’s David Ruben­stein Atri­um in Man­hat­tan N.Y., sev­en years lat­er BSAC is “dou­bling down” at The Brook­lyn Muse­um, in, yes, you guessed cor­rect­ly … Brook­lyn N.Y.!   Tim­ing being para­mount … a well received and attend­ed BSA Sun Ra trib­ute at this past Jan­u­ary at BKM’s “Tar­get First Sat­ur­days” event, along with “prop­er” BSA’s Bowie video doc­u­men­ta­tion* dou­bly impressed Lau­ren Zelaya, BKM’s Assis­tant Cura­tor of Pub­lic Events and “vio­la” the deal was done.

 

Enough about us though … This Right Here is going to be a Major event!  Here’s a bit of info to let You know this is a Must Go!

The Brook­lyn Museum’s  March 2 through July 15 pre­sen­ta­tion of the crit­i­cal­ly-acclaimed exhi­bi­tion David Bowie is marks the final venue of the exhibition’s glob­al, five-year tour, pro­vid­ing one last oppor­tu­ni­ty to view one-of-a-kind mate­r­i­al from Bowie’s per­son­al archive.  David Bowie is presents approx­i­mate­ly 400 objects— includ­ing orig­i­nal stage cos­tumes, hand­writ­ten lyric sheets, album art, pho­tographs, and videos— with­in an immer­sive, mul­ti­me­dia instal­la­tion of con­tin­u­ous audio and pro­ject­ed ani­ma­tion and video. David Bowie is a timed tick­et­ed exhi­bi­tion.

The exhi­bi­tion explores the broad range of Bowie’s col­lab­o­ra­tions with artists and design­ers in the fields of fash­ion, sound, graph­ics, the­ater, art, and film. Sev­er­al immer­sive audio-visu­al spaces present dra­mat­ic pro­jec­tions of some of Bowie’s most ambi­tious music videos includ­ing DJ (1979) and The Hearts Filthy Les­son (1995), as well as recent­ly uncov­ered footage of Bowie per­form­ing Jean Genie on Top of the Pops in 1973 and D.A. Pennebaker’s film Zig­gy Star­dust and the Spi­ders from Mars: The Motion Pic­ture (1973). A sep­a­rate screen­ing room shows excerpt­sand props from Bowie’s fea­ture films such as The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Labyrinth (1986) and Basquiat (1996).

The Brook­lyn Muse­um in addi­tion to the exhib­it has curat­ed an amaz­ing selec­tion of pub­lic pro­grams to cel­e­brate the late artist’s cre­ative process and cul­tur­al impact.

Lit­tle Cin­e­ma Presents Basquiat
Thurs­day, March 8, 7–10 pm
Iris and B. Ger­ald Can­tor Audi­to­ri­um, 3rd Floor
An immer­sive screen­ing of the bio­graph­i­cal dra­ma Basquiat (Julian Schn­abel, 1996), fea­tur­ing David Bowie as Andy Warhol, lay­ered with live per­for­mances by artists, musi­cians, and dancers.

Bowie Sound­book

Thurs­day, March 29, 7 pm
Iris and B. Ger­ald Can­tor Audi­to­ri­um, 3rd Floor
Burnt Sug­ar the Arkestra Cham­ber pays trib­ute to David Bowie’s song­book with an evening of exper­i­men­tal cov­ers in their unique style of soul, jazz, and hip-hop.

Tar­get First Sat­ur­day
Sat­ur­day, April 7, 5–11 pm
Muse­um-wide

Con­tem­po­rary Brook­lyn artists pay trib­ute to the lega­cy of David Bowie in an evening of live music, film, per­for­mance, con­ver­sa­tion, and art-mak­ing activ­i­ties.

Dance Par­ty: Night of 1,000 Bowies
Fri­day, May 18, 8–11 pm
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavil­ion, 1st Floor

Bring your best David Bowie look at a dance par­ty pre­sent­ed in part­ner­ship with icon­ic Brook­lyn-based music and art venue House of Yes. The evening includes DJs and live per­for­mances that pay trib­ute to the many faces of Bowie, from Zig­gy Star­dust and Major Tom to the Gob­lin King. Cos­tumes are encour­aged, but not required.

Film Series: June 7, The Hunger
Iris and B. Ger­ald Can­tor Audi­to­ri­um, 3rd Floor
A 35th anniver­sary screen­ing of The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983, 97 mins.), fea­tur­ing David Bowie as a rapid­ly aging vam­pire along­side costars Susan Saran­don and Cather­ine Deneuve.
Film Series: June 14, Lit­tle Cin­e­ma Presents Labyrinth
Iris and B. Ger­ald Can­tor Audi­to­ri­um, 3rd Floor
Lit­tle Cin­e­ma reimag­ines the cult-clas­sic Labyrinth (Jim Hen­son, 1986, 101 mins.), fea­tur­ing David Bowie as the Gob­lin King, in an immer­sive screen­ing lay­ered with live the­atri­cal per­for­mances by artists, musi­cians, dancers, and cir­cus per­form­ers.

Film Series: June 21, Vel­vet Gold­mine
Iris and B. Ger­ald Can­tor Audi­to­ri­um, 3rd Floor
A trib­ute to 1970s glam rock, Vel­vet Gold­mine (Todd Haynes, 1998, 118 mins.) is a fic­tion­al dra­ma that draws inspi­ra­tion from the style and per­sonas of David Bowie and his peers.

Music Video Night: David Bowie
Thurs­day, June 28, 7 pm
Stein­berg Fam­i­ly Sculp­ture Gar­den, 1st Floor

Los Ange­les media com­pa­ny Mass Appeal returns to the Brook­lyn Muse­um to present an evening of clas­sic Davie Bowie music videos. The evening clos­es with a con­ver­sa­tion by leg­endary “Life of Mars” direc­tor Mick Rock.

Vis­it www.brooklynmuseum.org for more infor­ma­tion and tick­ets.