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.

For a full list of the artists included in the exhibition, please see the press release.

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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TerraCRG logo

Brooklyn Brewery logo

Additional support provided by Hildemarie and Alex Ladouceur.

Media sponsor
Northside Media Group

Media

Video

Cross Brooklyn with this video highlighting the exhibition.

Events

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Project EATS farm stand at Brooklyn Museum

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Linda Goode Bryant and Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Members-Only Viewing Hours

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Linda Goode Bryant and Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

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.

Gallery Tour

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Project EATS farm stand at Brooklyn Museum

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Bryan Zanisnik: Meadowlands Picaresque

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bryan Zanisnik: Meadowlands Picaresque

Artist Bryan Zanisnik and his parents pose for a living tableau.

Nobutaka Aozaki: Smiley Bag Portrait

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nobutaka Aozaki: Smiley Bag Portrait

Artist Nobutaka Aozaki draws your portrait with a Sharpie marker on a smiley face–emblazoned plastic bag.

Gallery Tour

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Tatlo: Department of Accumulated Thoughts: Brooklyn Edition

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Take part in a survey about your everyday thoughts and routines.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Evening for Educators: "How’d They Make That? Exploring Artistic Process"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

 Cassandra Giraldo: Evening for Educators

All educators are invited to join us and explore artists' processes in our latest exhibitions.

Tatlo: Department of Accumulated Thoughts: Brooklyn Edition

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Take part in a survey about your everyday thoughts and routines.

Art Off the Wall

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Come dance, see site-specific performances, and engage in participatory experiences created by artists from the exhibition.

Curator Talk

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Curators Eugenie Tsai and Rujeko Hockley talk about the creation of the exhibition.

Shaun Leonardo: Taxi Dance

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shaun Leonardo: Taxi Dance--The Slipper Room

Artist Shaun Leonardo stages an old-fashioned taxi dance but inverts its traditional gender roles. Join us for this one-night-only performance dance party.

Gordon Hall: "Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gordon Hall: Read me that part

Artist Gordon Hall's lecture-performance considers the lecture format as a creative medium.

Nina Katchadourian: Seat Assignment

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nina Katchadourian: Topiary

Learn about artist Nina Katchadourian's Seat Assignment series and create your own work from found objects and materials.

Nobutaka Aozaki: Smiley Bag Portrait

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nobutaka Aozaki: Smiley Bag Portrait

Artist Nobutaka Aozaki draws your portrait with a Sharpie marker on a smiley face–emblazoned plastic bag.

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

Project EATS Farm Stand

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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

David Horvitz: Let Us Keep Our Own Noon

Saturday, November 22, 2014

David Horvitz: Let Us Keep Our Own Noon

Experience destandardized time, as participants ring bells at local noon.

Project EATS: Human Energy Hub

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Get a good workout and pedal a bicycle to generate power for future use by Project EATS.

David Horvitz: Let Us Keep Our Own Noon

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Experience destandardized time, as participants ring bells at local noon.

Bryan Zanisnik: Meadowlands Picaresque

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bryan Zanisnik: Meadowlands Picaresque

Artist Bryan Zanisnik and his parents pose for a living tableau.

Gordon Hall: "Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody"

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Artist Gordon Hall's lecture-performance considers the lecture format as a creative medium.