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Celebrating Brooklyn Museum’s Fund for African American Art at Red Rooster

By admin | January 30, 2012

Last week, Red Rooster had the pleasure of housing a benefit dinner for Brooklyn Museum’s Fund for African American Art. In 2010, the Brooklyn Museum created a fund to help build its holdings of precontemporary African American art and marked its inception with the purchase of an early work by Sargent Johnson.

Since then it has continued to raise funds to curate and display pivotal works of African American art. On Wednesday, January 18th, the Brooklyn Museum held a benefit dinner at our very own Red Rooster Harlem to continue its legacy in celebrating African American art.

Board members of the museum and patrons gathered at Red Rooster for our African American-inspired menu, jam to the beat of our house band- the Rakiem Walker Project, and gaze at contemporary art from our resident artists like Sanford Biggers and Delphine Diallo.

It was a wonderfully lively and inspiring event and we’re glad Red Rooster Harlem was able to be a part of it. Check out our event photos below.

Photos: Eric Weiss

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