The art museum at the popular Brooklyn bar Brandywine in New York City’s Greenwich Village is hosting a free art exhibit.
The museum’s curator, Maryanne D. Miller, told Business Insider that she was inspired to put the art collection on display after visiting the home of the late, great jazz musician Buddy Miles.
“When I got the call from Buddy Miles, I knew it was a great opportunity to put something new in his house,” Miller said.
The exhibition, titled Brandy Wine, is called Brandy Vine, and will be open for 10 weeks.
It includes some of Miles’ most notable pieces, including a portrait of the musician and a pair of large, colorful and brightly painted glass bottles.
The pieces range in size from 4″x6″ to 5″x8″ and cost $2,500 each.
The exhibition also includes an 18″x24″ painting of Miles.
The museum also announced on Tuesday that it has secured a $10,000 grant from the American Institute of Art to help fund a museum dedicated to jazz music, a jazz-themed exhibit at its Brooklyn headquarters, and a music education program at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
“It’s an opportunity for us to put together a project that is part art, part education, and part music education,” Miller told Business Insiders.
The Brandy wine collection includes a portrait by Buddy Miles of the jazz musician, which was originally hung in his home, and an 18-foot portrait of Buddy Miles hung in the home.
Miller said she had never heard of Miles until she visited him at his estate and discovered that he had collected brandy wines.
“When I was in New Jersey for a family reunion, I asked him, ‘What’s your favorite Brandy?'”
Miller said, recalling her reaction.
“He was like, ‘My favorite Brute is my mom’s.
It’s the best.’
And he had a huge collection.”
The Brute Wine exhibition will run from September 23 through December 5.
The Brooklyn Academy will host a special performance by Miles’ son, James, at the end of the exhibition.
Miller told Tech Insider that Miles’ granddaughter is planning to make a Brandy-themed musical number about Miles’ life, titled “Buddy Miles, the Genius.”
The museum is planning the performance to be a “living exhibit,” she said.
“They’re going to be making it interactive.”