Quinn vs. Quinn: Treasures of the Brooklyn Museum

Welcome to Quinn vs. Quinn, your review source for arts, culture, and whatever else we both deem acceptable to bring to your attention! Penned by Erica (Quinn) and (Quinn) Daly

 

In the midst of a Wednesday afternoon monsoon, The Quinns set forth with several Australian companions into the depths of The Brooklyn Museum. Here are our findings, along with some sad art girl photos. 

 

 

EQ: It was raining today, so we thought: why not go find some treasures? And, because I am really into art for the people, we went to Brooklyn’s great treasure: The Brooklyn Musuem! What was your favorite part, Quinner?

QD: My favourite part of the Brooklyn Museum is, and likely always will be, the visible storage section! You can look at all the crazy little dishes and sweet chairs and cool bikes and scrimshaw, and it’s tucked away in a quiet dark corner where you never feel presured to move on or anything! It’s the best!

EQ: Yes, I’m really happy that the museum makes its stacks visible. The gesture of making their collection available– even if the pieces are not “on view” makes clear that the pieces of art and design are, at least in some ways, public property. Isn’t this so exciting! I was quaking in my leopard-print boots.

QD: The art-for-the-people aspect of the BK Musee is one of the things that make it my favourite museum in New York. Also, their shows are always immaculately curated, and they have cool stuff that you don’t see at more heavily-trafficked museums, like the awesome period rooms!

EQ: Totally, it was just really enjoyable to explore, go through hallways and galleries we’ve not been into before because we were attracted by bigger shows on other visits. Living where we do, there is so much you need to just pass so you can get things done like clean your teeth and put food on the table. Today was a nice lesson in, “oh wait, look around”.

QD: The wandery nature of the BK is, as I mentioned, one of the things that makes it my favourite. Just a bunch of people checking out some pretty great art. The American collection is a perennial favourite. A touch of oldschool oils, some Frank Lloyd Wright, and after that just take the elevator to Raw/Cooked or whatever you want! Go for the nooks, stay for the crannies.

EQ: Yes! For your viewing pleasure we have enclosed some personal favorites, and maybe you’ll be like, “Ohhh I should go find that” and that will be the right thing to do. Go on a treasure hunt! The Brooklyn Museum is in your own backyard, at least if you live where I do. (Don’t come to my house, please.)

Benjamin Bowden’s Spacelander Bicycle is a jaunty vehicle, for certain.

Do you know what Quinn (Daly)’s favorite part of this Tiffany lamp is?

The presentation.

Oh hey, just casually exploring these awesome pots with the complimentary flashlight!

Here’s a little bit of Jane Dickson to brighten your afternoon. With noir!

Quinn (Daly) plays house.

(Erica) Quinn could live here, with Ann Agee.

 

QvQ gives a day of exploration at The Brooklyn Museum two thumbs up and a hearty recommendation. 

The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. 

 

(Erica Quinn is a photographer/sad girl poet/cat blogger currently pursuing her MFA at the Pratt Institute and otherwise writing for Finch and Ada.) 

(Quinn Daly is a retired horse trainer, writer, and photographer. He enjoys cocktails, food, and “art, in general.”)


Calendar of Events: August 14-21

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Hey ladies! Don’t miss this all-female show, the initiative and product of a handful of Pratt MFA students: Look at Me Now, opening this week.

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Calendar of Events: August 7-14

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Don’t miss our pick this week! Chris Faroe and…

…and Peter Hochstedler at Pete’s Candy Store, this Friday! A free show given by two mighty fine Hump Day Q&A alums.

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Calendar of Events: July 31 – August 7

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Don’t miss Yossi Milo’s “The Skin We’re In”, opening this week!

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Calendar of Events: July 24-31

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You don’t have much more time to catch Zoe Strauss at Bruce Silverstein– this week’s pick!

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  • through 7/27: Cultural Transference at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th Street, 2nd Flr., NY, NY
  • through 7/29: Arrive Wherever You Can at Rooster Gallery, 190 Orchard Street, NY, NY
  • through 7/29: Jonathan Hammer’s Kovno Kobe at Derfner Judaica Museum, 5901 Palisade Avenue, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, The Bronx, NY
  • through 7/29: Modus Vivendi at Pierogi Gallery, 177 N. 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Calendar of Events: July 17-24

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Eek! Get in, before it closes! Rock out at the Gowanus Print Lab– their show of gig posters is our week’s pick.

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Calendar of Events: July 10-17

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Don’t miss it– our girl Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney, opening this week!

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  • through 7/13: Rania Matar’s A Girl and Her Room at Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front Street, #208, Brooklyn, NY
  • through 7/15: Charles Atlas’ The Illusion of Democracy at Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
  • through 7/15: Wanderings at Y Gallery, 165 Orchard Street, NY, NY

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Calendar of Events: July 3-10

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Don’t miss The Horticultural Society’s “Field Recordings”, closing this week! 

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Calendar of Events: June 26 – July 3

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Don’t miss an evening of discussion and kinetic sculpture at Brooklyn’s Wayfarers Gallery: Fine Art Friday alums of the highest order. 6/29 at 7.30 pm.

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Calendar of Events: June 19-26

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Run to see Mike Sinclair’s Americana at Jen Bekman this week, before it’s too late!!

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