Beyoncé took a break from her ongoing Renaissance World Tour to lend her support to husband Jay-Z and his new Book of HOV exhibition at the Brooklyn Central Library.
The Book of HOV exhibition includes ‘thousands of archived objects, including original recording masters, never-before-seen photos, iconic stage wear, prestigious awards and recognitions, as well as videos and artifacts from every facet on Jay-Z’s professional life,’ according to the event’s website.
The pop superstar, who tried to spend as much time at Thursday’s event with their daughter Blue Ivy, 11, documented their experience on her Instagram the following day.
She was able to attend the opening due to a three-day break in her tour schedule that enabled her to fly to New York after her show in Marseille, France on Tuesday, July 11.
Despite her grueling schedule and jet-setting ways, Beyonce was still the picture of elegance at the exhibition in a bright orange dress with a 1970s retro feel.
Like mother, like daughter: Beyoncé, 41, and daughter Blue Ivy, 11, spent quality time together at Jay-Z’s new Book of HOV exhibition at the Brooklyn Central Library this week
Beyoncé made her grand arrival to the event arm-in-arm with Jay-Z, who looked handsome in a black suit with a white dress shirt.
As heads turned to follow the route of the celebrity power couple, others followed close behind, including some family and friends.
The sheer orange fabric hugged her fab figure in all the right ways, while the plunging neckline put an emphasis on the Crazy In Love star’s cleavage.
The skirt portion was a slightly darker orange, giving it a bit of contrast, all while she carried a glowing charcoal-orange purse.
Rounding out her overall look, the Houston, Texas native rocked gold open-toe heels.
Her long locks were more blonde than usual and was pulled up into a high ponytail.
Slowing walking along the exhibit admiring the different artifacts, Beyoncé stopped at one point to engage with Blue Ivy.
In a sweet loving gesture, the oldest of the couple’s three children had her right arm around her mom’s waist as they conversed.
It looks as though Blue Ivy has inherited her mother’s penchant for style, as she rocked a royal blue, off-the-shoulder dress and a matching small purse.
Resembling her mother in chic sunglasses, the pre-teen had her dark brown tresses styled in long thin braids.
Wow! Despite her grueling schedule and jet-setting ways, Beyonce was still the picture of elegance at the exhibition in a bright orange dress with a 1970s retro feel
Supportive spouse: Beyoncé made her grand arrival to the event arm-in-arm with Jay-Z, who looked handsome in a black suit with a white dress shirt
New look: The Texas girl had her long locks dyed more blonde than usual and styled in a high ponytail
BTS: The Survivor hitmaker dropped into a few impromptu BTS shots that she would share on her Instagram page
Jet-setting: The 32-time Grammy Award winner was only able to attend the event in New York due to a three-day break in the European leg of her Renaissance World Tour
The 32-time Grammy Award winner would also stage an impromptu photoshoot while she browsed the shelves of books on display at the library.
Several of the images showed her holding up what looked to be a promotional book for the event that read: ‘The Book Of HOV’ in white on the blue cover.
She also also struck a few poses away from the shelves, and alongside some of the more artistic pieces that were part of her husband’s exhibit.
The exhibition, which is now open to the public, covers most of the Brooklyn Public Library’s 352,000 square feet.
Jay-Z’s business partner, Bruce Ratner, just happened to be married to Linda Johnson, who’s the CEO and president of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Librarian: Beyoncé would also stage one of her impromptu photoshoots while she browsed through the many shelves of books on display at the library
Promo mode; Several of the images showed the pop superstar holding up what looked to be a promotional book for the event that read: ‘The Book Of HOV’ in white on the blue cover
Busy: The Houston native is slated to perform next in Cologne, Germany on Saturday, July 15
Massive: The exhibition covers most of the Brooklyn Public Library’s 352,000 square feet
All are welcome: The Jay-Z exhibit is now open to the public
The details: The Book of HOV exhibition includes ‘thousands of archived objects, including original recording masters, never-before-seen photos, iconic stage wear, prestigious awards and recognitions, as well as videos and artifacts from every facet on Jay-Z’s professional life’
Family matters: Along with Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay-Z also have five-year-old twins Rumi and Sir
Multi-media: Some of the magazines with the legendary rapper on the cover are on display
Spinners: There’s also special records from Jay-Z’s catalog that are part of the exhibit
Docs: Paperwork documenting Jay=Z’s time in the studio can also be seen in the exhibit
Artsy: There’s no shortage of artistic expressions on display
Tops; Jay-Z is considered one of the most successful rappers of all time, which includes selling over 140 million records during his storied career
Noteworthy: The exhibition also has a number of artifacts that are centered around the musical expression
Beyoncé’s ongoing Renaissance World Tour continues with the European leg in Germany on July 15 and then goes through North America from July 8 until October 1
The Book Of HOV exhibition is being billed as ‘a tribute exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, recognizing Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter’s extraordinary journey from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects to global figure. ‘
It goes on to explain how ‘the multimedia exhibit explores JAY-Z’s global impact as a musician, innovator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.’
‘Our goal, with The Book of HOV tribute exhibition, is to provide a behind-the-scenes look at a Hall of Fame songwriter and performer, successful business person, and a consequential philanthropist who has never forgotten the lessons he learned on the road to success. And the borough where his journey began.’
It concluded with the line: ‘Always bet on yourself.’
Beyoncé is likely headed back to Europe for her next show on her Renaissance World Tour, which is scheduled for Friday, July 15 at the RheinEnergieSTADION venue in Cologne, Germany.
From there, she heads to Amsterdam in the Netherlands for two shows on Monday and Tuesday.
The European leg of the tour runs through until her concert in Warsaw, Poland on June 28.
She will take a little over a week off before starting back up in North America, first in Toronto, Canada on July 8 and 9, which then makes its way all across the U.S. until the trek wraps up on October 1 in Kansas City, Missouri.
In what is likely to be a bonding experience, Blue Ivy has been able to join her mom onstage during her Renaissance World Tour, to dance for a couple of songs.