Experience the vision, connections, and expertise of producer, musician, and musical maverick King Britt
Detour: The Missed Guided Tour
Tour begins in Tuttleman Gallery 174.
King Britt has tapped some of his favorite artists—Xenia Rubinos
, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
—to create a soundtrack for our galleries. In this cell phone audio tour, artist Olinda Del Mar interprets their words. Listen to their experiences of creating musical compositions inspired by artworks from our collection. Go behind the scenes of the Miss Guided Tour with John Vettese of WXPN >>
Music Lab: Beat Making 101
Gallery 111, 1st floor
Learn some basic steps of music production and build your own beat with sounds created by Philly-based DJ Jabair
in this hands-on, drop-in workshop.
DIY Art: Scribble a Song
Great Stair Hall Balcony, 2nd floor
Tonight’s sound artists have created a playlist to inspire impromptu art making. Let the music move you.
In-Gallery Performance: Ursula Rucker
Brodsky Gallery 188, 1st floor
Experience subversive pop-up poetry with one of King Britt’s oldest friends and collaborators.
Performances: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala & Xenia Rubinos
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
In January musical artists Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, King Britt, Suphala, and Xenia Rubinos composed songs in our galleries as part of artist residencies. Now hear their interpretations of works from our collection.
This Brooklyn-based composer, designer, and performer explores notions of
industry, identity, and environment. Composition in response to Henri Regnault’s Study of Three Heads, gallery 155
Tonight’s curator of events takes the stage with his experimental composition, in which he uses chance to produce an improvisational performance. King Britt is a 2007 Pew Fellow and Silk City’s original DJ in residence. Composition in response to Ellsworth Kelly’s Seine, gallery 175
This New York native brings a playful sense of experimentation to her mastery of
the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument). Composition in response to Indian Pillared Temple Hall, c. 1550, gallery 224
The powerful voice of this music maker is influenced by Caribbean rhythms, beat music, and indie rock, all delivered with a soulful, punk aura. Composition in response to Vasily Kandinsky’s Little Painting with Yellow (Improvisation), Kaiserman Gallery 168