Celebrate the intrigue and artistry of French haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum’s November 2 Target First Saturday

November’s Target First Saturday, inspired by the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, explores and celebrates the world of fashion. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month.

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November highlights include:

5 p.m. Music: Brooklyn-based electro dream pop band Au Revoir Simone plays upbeat and danceable melodies paired with a smooth lo-fi sound.

5:30–7:30 p.m. Pop-Up Gallery Talks: Short, lively talks shed light on fashion-related works in our collection.

*6 p.m. Curator Talk: Lisa Small explores themes in the internationally celebrated exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

*6:30 p.m. Film: The Day Before (Loic Prigent, 2009, 52 min.) Documentary following Gaultier for 36 hours leading up to the debut of his 2010 Autumn-Winter Parisian Haute Couture collection fashion show.

*6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-On Art: Experiment and design an outfit inspired by Gaultier’s haute couture. 6:45 p.m. Music: Brooklyn band Watermelon brings a raucous rock-and-roll sound with a punch of funk

and hip-hop undertones.

8–10 p.m. Interactive Space: Experience a Gaultier-inspired environment of beauty, fantasy, and surrealism, featuring music, performances, and costumed characters by Company XIV and Dances of Vice, with guests Miss Ekat and DJ Johanna Constantine. You must be 18 or older to participate.

*8:30 p.m. Film: The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997, 126 min.) Sci-fi film featuring costumes designed by Gaultier.

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052 T(718) 638-5000 F(718) 501-6134 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org

9 p.m. Music: Brooklyn native Tamar-kali leads a five-piece band with her mesmerizing vocals, blending hardcore rock with a soulful edge.

Museum admission is free from 5 to 11 p.m. and includes entrance to all galleries and events. Programs are subject to change without notice. Some Target First Saturday programs have limited space and are ticketed on a first-come, first-served basis. *Denotes a ticketed event. Lines for free tickets often form 30 minutes in advance. For more information, visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org. Museum galleries are open until 11 p.m. Parking is a flat rate of $5 from 5 to 11 p.m.

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Made possible by the Wallace Foundation Community Programs Fund, established by the Wallace Foundation, with additional support from DLA Piper US LLP, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, National Grid, and other donors.

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Press Contact:

Sally Williams, Public Information Officer, (718) 501-6330, [email protected] Emily Liebowitz, Public Information Associate (718) 501-6354, [email protected]



Contribution $12; students with valid I.D. and seniors $8. Free to members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Group tours or visits must be arranged in advance by calling extension 234.


Subway: Seventh Avenue express (2 or 3) to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop; Lexington Avenue express (4 or 5) to Nevins Street, cross platform and transfer to the 2 or 3. Bus: B41, B69, B48.

On-site parking available.

Museum Hours:

Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; first Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 

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