On April 6, Target First Saturday explores the quilt exhibition "Workt by Hand," which examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month. April highlights include:
5 p.m. Music: Specializing in early American roots and jazz, Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess put a contemporary spin on early 20th-century music.
6 p.m. Curator Talk: Catherine Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, discusses the making of "Workt by Hand."
6-9 p.m. Pop-up Talks: Museum Guides give brief talks on some of the Museum's most intriguing works.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Hands-on Art: Compose an expressive felt collage that can be used as a quilt square.
7 p.m. Music: Adia Whitaker and neo-folkloric performance ensemble ASE Dance Theater Collective perform a musical set that weaves together the experiences of the African diaspora.
7 p.m. Dance: Brooklyn Ballet pairs a hip-hop dancer and a ballet dancer for a unique and surprising mixed-movement duet entitled Quilt.
8 p.m. Film: Generations (Barbara Hammer and Gina Carducci, 2010, 30 min.) A film exploration of how art forms are reinterpreted as they're passed from one generation to the next. A Q&A with Carducci follows the screening. Free tickets available at the Visitors Center at 7 p.m.
8 p.m. Book Club: Brooklyn-based author Bernice McFadden discusses her latest novel, Gathering of Waters. Named one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2012, it weaves together the stories of three generations to reimagine the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and explore ideas of collective memory.
8-10 p.m. Interactive Space: Contribute family recipes and food stories to a Brooklyn community food zine. This program is presented in collaboration with zine makers from the Brooklyn Zine Fest and is curated by Malaka Gharib and Claire O'Neil of the Washington, D.C.-based food zine The Runcible Spoon.
8:30 p.m. Music: The Brooklyn-based band Jesse Elliot of These United States & Friends examines how traditional American musical styles, like quilts, have evolved and been reinterpreted over time.
Throughout the evening, a cash bar will offer beer and wine, and the Museum Café will serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, and beverages. The Museum Shop will remain open until 11 p.m.
Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. Lines for free tickets often form thirty minutes in advance. For more information, visit www.brooklynmuseum.org. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.