A Look at the Stars at Brooklyn Museum
This event has already taken place. Click here for the latest events.
In an otherworldly convergence of talents—singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of The National, and composer Nico Muhly—give the music of the spheres a 21st-century spin in Planetarium, an evening of songs inspired by our solar system.
The firmament descends in part one with a set of atmospheric instrumental works, composed by the three artists and performed with precision by a guest quartet. In part two, the planetary paeans begin: Stevens' wistful falsetto voice traces the gauzy rings of Saturn. Muhly's analog keyboards, Dessner's guitar, and seven trombones unleash the red rage of Mars. And in an elegiac electronic waltz, a chamber ensemble gives the crestfallen Pluto—ousted but not forgotten—its musical due. *This event is currently sold out.
Venue Description: Open Wed., Fri.-Sun., 11am-6pm; Thurs., 11am-10pm; First Saturday of each month (except September), 5-11pm. $12; $8, students and seniors (62 & over). Under 19, free (as of 9/3/2014).
Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - 07/24/13 - 12/31/14
Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - 02/05/14 - 05/03/15
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe - 09/10/14 - 02/15/15
Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond - 10/03/14 - 01/04/15
Arty Facts - 10/05/14 - 05/17/15
Judith Scott: Bound and Unbound - 10/24/14 - 03/29/15
Target First Saturday - 11/01/14