The museum, which preserves the history of one of the first free Black communities in New York, says that if a new crowdfunding campaign does not yield $200,000 before July, it will be forced to shut its doors for lack of resources.
Bringing a Brooklyn Neighborhood Together Through Portrait Painting
The Free Portrait Project reminds us that if we take the time to interact with our neighbors, it can become a point of empowerment in understanding our communities.
Surveying Surveys of New American Sculpture and Photography
Concurrent surveys of new American art in two specific media — New American Sculpture at FiveMyles and Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography at Pioneer Works — reinforce just how interdisciplinary their respective fields have become.
Faith Ringgold’s Unrealized Tribute to Harlem Literary Life
A little-known depiction of Harlem literary life and African-American literature by Faith Ringgold is currently on view at the New York Public Library in its exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.
A Jewish Art Gallery Opens in the Heart of Brooklyn’s Hassidic Community
It may not have been on everyone’s radar, but last week a new New York art gallery opened — in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. True to one of the major ethnic groups that neighborhood has long been known for, the new space is dedicated solely to Jewish, mostly Hassidic, art, which is a relatively new phenomenon.