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Saddles and Soul: A Juneteenth Black Western Celebration

June 15, noon8pm.
Included with admission: $14-$20; free for ages 19 and younger; $25 Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

Honor the legacy of Juneteenth as a Texas holiday and the long history of Black Western culture. Come out for a day of fun, including line dancing to sets by local DJs, photo activations, art-making, and Juneteenth eats. Plus, enjoy special after-hours access to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys.


12–8 pm, Games and snacks, The Norm, 1st Floor: Come to our restaurant for some good old-fashioned family fun. The Norm is transforming itself into a game room for one night only. Grab a table with all the Uno, Jenga, checkers, and Yahtzee you can handle (first come, first served)! Plus, enjoy a full bar and a special Juneteenth snack menu.

3–5 pmm Art-making, Education Center, 1st Floor: Be inspired by the work of Texas artist Deborah Roberts, featured in Giants, and create a collage bandana to take home.

3–8 pm, Music and line dancing: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor, Feel the cookout vibes with a breezy set by DJ Quinnette, and learn how to line dance with artist Wildcat Ebony Brown.

3–8 pm, Food vendors and bar , Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor: Enjoy southern-inspired eats and drinks by the Brooklyn Sweet Spot, Aunts et Uncles, and Brooklyn Museum chef David Thomas.

4:30–7:30 pm, Community portraits, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor: Have your portrait taken by Souls in Focus, a NYC-based, community-driven collective and creative agency. Pose in front of a custom backdrop by James Umbrella Creative.

5–7 pm, Denim customization station, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor: BYOD (bring your own denim) and adorn it with help from Hansel Clothing. Learn techniques for upcycling and enhancing your denim with a variety of materials.

6–7:30 pm, Giants after hours, Great Hall, 1st Floor: Gain exclusive evening access to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys (tickets required).

Image caption and credit: Juneteenth at the Brooklyn Museum, 2022. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)


200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States