Hello Lovelies, 

Ever struggled what to get someone as gift? Ever opt out with wine and cringe at how un-personal it feels? Well I have your problems solved! Make their wine/bottle look special with this simple and cute DIY.

  1. First spray the bottle with spray glue
  2. Roll the bottle in your glitter
  3. Leave the bottle to dry
  4. Then attach ribbons/tags and enjoy!

Love, Robin

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The BKM Adult Programs crew swung by FAILE’s studio in Greenpoint to check out what the artists are working on for their upcoming exhibition at the museum. We played some of their arcade games from Deluxx Fluxx & chatted about their inspirations, and upcoming summer programs.

FAILE, who explained that they are interested in revamping “discarded histories” to create something new and beautiful, shared some of the interactive elements of their work–from old fashioned puzzle boxes to 80’s style pin-ball machines that visitors will be invited to play at the museum.

We’re excited to create public programs that explore their process and the various decorative art and cultural influences in their work–especially since our encyclopedic collection has many examples of the cultural and decorative work from which they draw their source imagery.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s in the works:

There’s no need to wait for our August brooklynstreetart​ walking tour, now that the weather is warm, you can really appreciate some of NYC’s finest graffiti and street art on a stroll through any Brooklyn neighborhood.

Posted by Lauren Zelaya

Hello Lovelies!

I’m back and ready to provide you with plenty more DIYs! So for today I thought I would start with an easy one. By poking small holes in the base of paper cups, you can add a decorative element to fairy lights!

Enjoy, Robin

Today we remember a the artist Miriam Schapiro who passed away this weekend. Schapiro is a pioneering feminist artist who, with Judy Chicago, founded the Feminist Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1971, the first program of its kind to encourage women to make art from their personal experiences. A leader in the Pattern and Decoration movement, Schapiro is known for her “femmages,” or collage paintings, which aim to reclaim traditional handicrafts associated with women’s work, such as embroidery and sewing. 

This large-scale painting was part of an ongoing Collaboration series begun in the mid-1970s, in which Schapiro dialogues with and pays homage to famous women artists, in this instance Frida Kahlo, whose self-portrait The Broken Column, 1944, is reproduced in the center. Stylistically this painting mimics the look of a collage, recalling Schapiro’s long-standing commitment to the belief that decorative elements and women’s work are viable artistic means to express female experience, having both political and subversive potential.

See more of Schapiro’s works in our collection here.

Posted by Brooke Baldeschwiler

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