Events

Past Event

Chocolate: A Complex Intersection Workshop

November 9, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY

This fall, educators are invited join the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Brainery in an interdisciplinary journey of storytelling and science. Participants will go behind the scenes at these institutions after hours to experience artworks, gardens, and historical archives. Each workshop will explore how storytelling and science have functioned in support of, and opposition to, each another at key moments throughout U.S. history.

All workshops begin at the Museum and take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Register for one workshop ($30), or attend the full series of four ($110).

Unpack and upend colonial narratives through an interdisciplinary investigation of the history and production of chocolate. The session will begin with a 30-minute conversation with Museum curators and educators in our American Art galleries. Afterward, we will head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden to learn about the cultivation and growth of cacao plants. Registration is now open for up to 20 participants. You also have the option of joining us for a delicious tasting tour of the Mast Brothers chocolate factory in Williamsburg to learn about their chocolate-making process on Saturday, November 11, at 3 pm, for a fee of $10.

This event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Brainery.