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Inside the VIP Opening Party for ‘Giants: Art From the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys’

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz invited their friends and family to toast the opening of “Giants” at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday night.

The exhibition, which opens to the public on Saturday, is the first major showcase of artwork from the couple’s impressive personal collection. Championing the work of contemporary Black artists, the couple’s collection includes work by Gordon Parks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson, Derrick Adams, Kehinde Wiley and Ebony G. Patterson. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition — like Nina Chanel Abney, Mickalene Thomas, and Toyin Ojih Odutola — were on hand for the VIP preview.

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Keys and Swizz Beatz (aka Kasseem Dean) also hosted guests including Tracee Ellis Ross, Queen Latifah, Tina Knowles, Tierra Whack, Lil Baby, Styles P, Wendi Murdoch and Grace Hightower.

In addition to getting a first look at the museum show, guests were invited to get their own portraits taken in the Jamal Shabazz “Photo Studio,” as DJs April Hunt and Joe Kay provided the evening’s soundtrack.

“Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys” will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum Feb. 10 through July 7.

Nina Chanel Abney and Tierra Whack
Nina Chanel Abney and Tierra Whack

Launch Gallery: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Showcase Their Art Collection at the Brooklyn Museum

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