Brownsville Matters

New art exhibit with 50 project partners celebrates Brownsville

January 26, 2017

Yesterday, MAS celebrated the installation of the Brownsville Matters art exhibition with more than 50 project partners, artist and local residents at the Langston Hughes Senior Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

group photo for Brownsville Matters

MAS is pleased to have partnered with ArtBridge and the Brownsville Community Justice Center on the exhibition, which will be on display on the fences around the cul-de-sac at Thatford and Belmont Avenues until January of 2018.

Brownsville Matters features interpretations of East Brooklyn’s cultural identity by eleven local artists: Cheryl Bowers, Christine Stoddard, Dominique Davenport, Ebony Bolt, Jazmine Hayes, Kisha Johnson, Laurent Chevalier, Malcolm Williams, Maria Belford, Sophia Dawson, and Tristan Lamour.

Included pieces were selected via an open call for art, narrowed down to 43 submissions by curators Rujeko Hockley (Brooklyn Museum) and Farrah Lafontant (Brooklyn Arts Council) and then voted on by residents.

The project was made possible by the collaboration of the New York City Housing Authority and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

children play on the shore near the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Giles Ashford.

MAS is proud to fight alongside you for a city where growth is balanced and character endures.