Exhibitions: Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond

Paul Ramírez Jonas (Honduran American, b. 1965). The Commons, 2011. Cork, pushpins, notes contributed by the public, 153 x 128 x 64 in. (388.6 x 135.1 x 162.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Koenig & Clinton Gallery. © Paul Ramírez Jonas. Photo Paul Ramírez Jonas

October 3, 2014–January 4, 2015

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Reflecting the rich creative diversity of Brooklyn, Crossing Brooklyn presents work by thirty-five Brooklyn-based artists or collectives. The exhibition and related programming take place in the galleries and on the grounds of the Museum, as well as off-site in the streets, waterways, and other public spaces of the borough.

Emphasizing artistic practices that engage with the world, the exhibition includes artists who aim to expand their focus and have an impact beyond the studio and the museum. The resulting work defies easy categorization, taking on diverse forms that include public and private action, the use of found or collected objects, and interactive and educational events, among others. Alongside the drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations, videos, and performances on view are several site-specific works.

While acknowledging Brooklyn’s heightened profile, Crossing Brooklyn presents a multigenerational picture that recognizes the borough’s long-established role as a creative center. Other themes explored in the exhibition include history and memory, place and geography, community, nostalgia, exchange, ephemerality, and politics, both local and remote.

Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, and Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum. A catalogue including a roundtable conversation among several longtime Brooklyn artists accompanies the exhibition.

Support for this exhibition is provided by Lambent Foundation, Sotheby's, TerraCRG, and Brooklyn Brewery.

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Additional support provided by Hildemarie and Alex Ladouceur.

Media sponsor
Northside Media Group

Events

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.

Members Preview and Reception

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Paul Ramírez Jonas: The Commons

Members are invited to preview the exhibition before it opens to the public and join fellow Members for an intimate reception.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.

Members-Only Viewing Hours

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Every Saturday morning in October, Members have private access to the exhibition.

Gallery Tour

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.

Artist Performance

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Participate in artist Miguel Luciano's Pimp My Piragua, a mobile public art project commemorating the innovations of Latino street vendors. Part of Target First Saturday.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.

Members-Only Viewing Hours

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Every Saturday morning in October, Members have private access to the exhibition.

Members Curator Tour

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Paul Ramírez Jonas: The Commons

Members at the Partner level and above are invited to attend a private tour of the exhibition.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.

Dance Party: "Everyday People"

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kadeem Johnson: Everyday People

One of Manhattan’s most popular dance parties brings classic '90s feel-good jams to Brooklyn.

Gallery Tour

Friday, October 17, 2014

Join a Museum Guide for a free tour of the exhibition.

Members-Only Viewing Hours

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Every Saturday morning in October, Members have private access to the exhibition.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.

Members-Only Viewing Hours

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Every Saturday morning in October, Members have private access to the exhibition.

Heather Hart: Barter Town

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heather Hart: Trading Post IV

Artist Heather Hart creates an interactive installation.

Matthew Jensen: Flatbush Old/Flatbush New

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Park Artifacts, Prospect Park Collection

Artist Matthew Jensen leads a walk exploring a nearby section of Flatbush Avenue.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stop by the Project EATS farm stand, open every Thursday, now and throughout the exhibition.