Events

Past Event

How Factual Are Facts? Responsibly Sharing Information: Workshop

November 2, 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).

Question and complicate notions of fact and opinion. We’ll disrupt the idea that science is only made up of neutral facts by investigating artworks in the special exhibition Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo and the Museum’s permanent collection. We will then work with experts from the Brooklyn Public Library, who will share archival material and current data to teach a tested methodology to challenge “alternative facts.” CTLE certificates available for teachers. Registration is now open for up to 20 participants.

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