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Hole lotta art! Museum exhibit celebrates Arnold Lehman’s legacy - Brooklyn Paper

Hole lotta art! Museum exhibit celebrates Arnold Lehman’s legacy

Here’s an interesting one, John: Brooklyn Museum members John and Jill Gilbert pause to examine unusual art.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

It’s Arnie’s Army!

Art lovers flocked to the Brooklyn Museum on April 15 to toast the museum’s departing director, Arnold Lehman, and take in an exhibition that included works by legendary street artist (and Park Slope-born) Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The show, “Diverse Works: Director’s Choice 1997–2015” consisted of art collected by Lehman during his nearly 20-year tenure as Grand Poobah at the museum. In addition to Basquiat, it included works by artists Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, and Ai Weiwei. Attractions at the fifth annual Artists Ball included dancers entirely wrapped in crochet bodysuits, a derriere donut (your guess is as good as ours), and a dance party curated by the cool cats at Fools Gold Records.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz

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