What does independence look like? Celebrate the voices of immigrant and diasporic communities, artists, and activists working to reimagine independence for their communities.
Starting at 5 pm, please enter through our front entrance. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity. (To see David Bowie is, you must purchase tickets online in advance.)
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Happy Hour is 5–7 pm.
The schedule is as followed:
MUSIC: Brooklyn Raga Massive
— Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Brooklyn Raga Massive performs compositions that take inspiration from and expand on the traditions of Indian classical music. Arun Ramamurthy Trio w/ special guest Roopa Mahadevan bring a fresh perspective to traditional Carnatic repertoire.
CURATOR TOUR: RADICAL WOMEN: LATIN AMERICAN ART, 1960–1985
Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, gives an inside look at Radical Women with a focus on U.S.-based immigrant artists in the exhibition.
Create a collaborative mural inspired by immigrant voices in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 and the famous Williamsburg Murals.
SCHOLAR TALK: «AMERICA WAS NEVER WHITE»
Think Olio scholar Jamie Warren discusses the costs of American historical memory and intentional forgetting in reckoning with the United States’ history of slavery.
DANCE: MARIA HUPFIELD AND Electric Djinn
Maria Hupfield activates felt sound-tools with Electric Djinn’s electronic compositions including sampled sounds, soft synths, programmed beats, and processed vocals.
Brooklyn-based DJ Ushka traverses genres that celebrate the diverse immigrant and diasporic communities of New York City.
POP-UP GALLERY TALKS
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks in Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 focusing on Nuyorican artists.
MUSIC: Flor de Toloache — Mariachi Femenino
New York City’s first and only all-women mariachi group honors and reimagines traditional Mexican music.
MUSIC: RESONATOR COLLECTIVE
Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer Zaven, Resonator Collective performs a tribute to the influential sounds of David Bowie.
Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017, 93 min.) documents the life of trailblazing labor activist Dolores Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice by co-founding the first farmworkers’ unions in the United States with Cesar Chavez. Presented in partnership with ITVS. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7 pm.
Moroccan-born singer-songwriter Abir performs soulful pop influenced by her childhood listening to jazz and R&B in the limos her father drove.