Join us for our 'Remember Our Rainbow' our 2nd anniversary celebration where it all started in Brooklyn NYC!
Free and Open to the Public.
Join Museum Hue and Black Artstory Month on February 24th at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 for a celebration and reminder of the importance of journeying together towards self-preservation and collective work for the healing and protection of our communities. Over the past two years Museum Hue has gathered, grown, cultivated and practiced creative resistance that highlight our resilient spirit and affirms that we belong. During this festive participatory public event there will be a focus on practices of self-care through dance, movement arts, performances, a sonic landscape, and activities that build self-worth and community. As guests enter the space they will be invited by Refoundry, a Brooklyn Navy Yard Maker, to have their hands painted in a co-creative public art project that affirms their creativity and value. Tunu Thom performance around themes of motherhood, futurism, and community will draw visitors further into the space for the Circle of Trust, a meditative and transformational space created by Niama Sandy. Then with the assistance of another Yard Maker, artist Noel Copeland, participants will be directed to illustrate a visual representation/expression of our community. Copeland’s ceramic works will also be showcased. Light refreshments will be served. The harder the storm rages, the brighter our rainbow… #huenity
Museum Hue advances the viability and visibility of people of color using arts, culture and museums, as a medium for discussion, creation, and solutions. They provide a wide range of programs and services to help support and enable arts and culture at the local and international level. They also produce and present arts and cultural experiences that are open and accessible to the public. As intermediaries, serving artists, arts organizations, and local constituents; Museum Hue is striving to enhance the quality of life in communities by working to increase public access to the arts and opportunities in the field.
Hand-in-Hand public art project
Refoundry seeks to extend this process by inviting the entire community to participate together in a co-creative public art project that affirms the creativity, value and individuality of all our citizens. People from across our diverse city are invited to have their hands painted – and to paint the hands of others – and imprint them on reclaimed pieces of pine for inclusion in public artwork and exhibits.
Modern Dance Performance by Tunu Thom
Tunu Thom is best known for creating works that centralize around the themes of motherhood, futurism, sexuality, community development and religious culture. As a change agent and artistic visionary, Tunu utilizes the mediums of dance, choreography, acting, writing, and bead design to create thought provoking and culture shifting works. Influenced by revolutionary artists and thinkers throughout history from Nina Simone to Leonardo DaVinci, Tunu brings a raw edge to all of her works. Mrs. Thom is the founder and CEO of Artist Mommy Life and has taught and performed both nationally and internationally.
The Circle of Trust Healing
The Circle of Trust is a curated meditative and reconciliatory space curated by Niama Sandy for self-care and reconnecting to ancient global healing and performative methodologies. It is a space for recognition, rest and recharging. The performative and ritual aspect of the experience will be executed by local healers and artists from across the African Diaspora who are focused on creating transformation through their practice - whether sound healing, dance, or voice. Participants are invited to sing, cry, laugh, shout, or react however they see fit without judgement or any other impediments to true freedom from the varying degrees of aggression, oppression, and suppression People of Color are faced with across the West.
Noel Copeland is a painter, sculptor, and ceramic artist. He works with stylized figurative imagery and abstract elements from nature. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, in 1954, Copeland recieved his BFA (1982)
Know that it will be first come, first serve!