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The Brooklyn Museum opens a retrospective of the chimerical sculpture of Jean-Michel Othoniel, entitled My Way. The exhibition surveys the artist’s development and experimentation with a variety of movements, including Arte Povera, Surrealism, and Minimalism. While you’re at the Museum, check out Ulrike Muller’s Raw/Cooked, a collaborative investigation of queer identity which the Brooklyn-based artist performed by collecting drawings from almost one hundred other artists and feminists and juxtaposing them with articles from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Creative Time launches its first ever Sandcastle Competition! Hang out with artists on the beach, including, Ricci Albenda, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Jen DeNike, William Lamson, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Ryan McNamara, Kenya (Robinson), Dustin Yellin, and others, as they tap into their ancient sand skills, long-forgotten since childhood (or not). Prizes, snacks, refreshments, and an after party on the boardwalk will follow the competition, with music supplied by DJ iDEATH.
As a preview to the opening of the new BAM Fisher, singer Samita Sinha will perform Asterisms, an exploration of traditional North Indian music with a contemporary, electronic twist. She will be accompanied by musicians Julia Ulehla, Dave Sharma, and Aram Bajakian.
Come celebrate the 8th annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival, hosted by Greenlight Bookstore. This free outdoor event will feature readings from young student writers as well as three prominent literary figures, Jessica Hagedorn, Tayari Jones, and Earl Lovelace. There will be a party at Greenlight following the reading.
Journey uptown for Harlem Day, a block party of epic proportions! The celebration, which runs from 12 to 7 PM, includes musical performances, street vendors, and a wide variety of other activities.