Experience the past and present of Brooklyn with a new exhibition of contemporary art at the borough’s oldest house.
This weekend the Brooklyn Arts Council launches ‘Nou La – We Reach!’ in collaboration with the Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush. The exhibition at the 17th century farmhouse explores Caribbean migration to Brooklyn with works that delve into themes of displacement, migration, preservation and innovation.
It’s a mixed media installation with painting, costume, film, sound and photography. Works from over a dozen artists will be featured, including Sheila Anozier, Aisha Tahndiwe Bell, Sophia Domeville, Floyd Jarvis, Zatara McIntyre and Winston Stiell.
Running until September 23, the exhibition kicks off with a special opening day of events on Saturday, June 16. There will be live performances from local Caribbean arts groups, a screenprinting station with Made in Brownsville and a chance to share your own life story at an oral history station. Exhibition curator Desiree Gordon will also be on hand with some of the featured artists to chat about the work and answer visitor questions.
The exhibition and opening day events all take place at the Wyckoff House Museum at 5816 Clarendon Road. The free opening day events run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. After the opening, you can still view the exhibit on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. until September 23. For more information, click here.
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