Brooklyn Talks: Artists on Giants


June 20, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are $30 and include after-hours access to Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. Member tickets are $18. Not a Member? Join today! Add a copy of the publication at checkout.

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Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the release of Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys in a conversation with featured artists Jarvis Boyland and Jamel Shabazz, moderated by curator Kimberli Gant. The publication illustrates 100 works by nearly 40 Black American, African, and African diasporic artists represented in the Dean Collection. Expanding upon the book’s intergenerational themes, this conversation dives into each artist’s practice and their relationship to collecting.

Image caption and credit: Jamel Shabazz. Trio, Brooklyn, NYC, 1980. Chromogenic print. The Dean Collection, courtesy of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys. © Jamel Shabazz. (Photo: Glenn Steigelman)