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Closing Reception: Curious Devices & Other Objects

February 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Klompching Gallery, 89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Please join Klompching Gallery for the closing reception of their current exhibition, Curious Devices & Other Objects, featuring the artworks of Jeanette May, Max de Esteban and Rebecca Hackemann.

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Opening Reception: Carnival Strippers Color

February 26, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Higher Pictures Generation, 16 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Higher Pictures Generation presents the first-ever exhibition of color photographs from Susan Meiselas’ series Carnival Strippers (1972–75). The artist will be present. From 1972 to 1975 Meiselas followed traveling carnivals in the Midwest and New England each summer, photographing the women who performed striptease and interviewing them, the show managers, and paying customers. Carnival Strippers is praised for its nuanced and honest presentation of the women both on stage and off. The complexity of the series and Meiselas’ dedication, at…

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In Honor of Black History Month

February 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Light Year, Pearl Street Triangle
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The BHM show grants the viewer front row access to Black culture. Art is subjective, and that is the beauty of what this year’s BHM show will display: our freedom of expression in various forms. Being Black we tend to face many obstacles in our day to day. These same obstacles are what grant us creative freedom of expression. We continue to use this consistent pressure to create diamonds effortlessly. Participating artists: BLK@D, Th4nks4Nothing, Michael Graham, Todd Johnson, Bianka Cypriano,…

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Opening Reception: How Can I Be Nobody and Streaming Surface

March 5, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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How Can I Be Nobody is a site-specific solo exhibition combining elements from Victoria-Idongesit Udondian’s recent collaborative projects that include woven textiles, sculptures, and sound, the artist’s first major solo exhibition in New York City.  Streaming Surface unites various aspects of Moko Fukuyama’s multidisciplinary practice that spans filmmaking, sculpture, and installation, addressing topics of labor, subjectivity, and constructed realities.

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Artist-Led Tours: Victoria-Idongesit Udondian and Moko Fukuyama

March 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Join Smack Mellon for an in-person tour of current exhibitions led by exhibiting artists, Victoria-Idongesit Udondian and Moko Fukuyama, and moderated by Smack Mellon’s Curator, Rachel Vera Steinberg. The artists will discuss the process of creating their respective installations as well as the conceptual, cultural, and political ideas that drive their work. Victoria-Idongesit Udondian will address the social process of weaving her large-scale textile sculptures in tandem with the historic and ongoing links between immigration and labor. Moko Fukuyama will…

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Artist Reception: Land Revisited

April 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Klompching Gallery, 89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Klompching Gallery is pleased to present Land Revisited, an exhibition of artworks, utilizing the landscape as a thematic link between five artists pursuing very different creative photographic interventions—both in terms of their use of the medium, and their treatment of/relationship to the natural environment. The exhibition is on view from March 9–April 30, 2022. Exhibiting artists: Helen Sear, Doug Fogelson, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Odette England, and Dora Somosi

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DUMBO Open Studios

April 23 - April 24

On Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, from 12–6 PM, more than 100 artists across DUMBO will welcome the public into their studios and workspaces for DUMBO Open Studios. Visitors will see work from artists who have worked in DUMBO for decades, as well as those participating in artists residency programs, including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, BRIClab, New York Studio School, Smack Mellon, and Triangle. Artists in the community include: Alexandra Bell, Alexi Worth, Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong, Peter Drake,…

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Opening Reception: Art Ready

May 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Smack Mellon is pleased to announce the opening of Art Ready: Selected Work from the Artist Mentorship Program. The exhibition presents the artwork of students who participated in the 2021-2022 session of Art Ready, Smack Mellon’s arts mentorship program for NYC public high school students interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. This year, students worked with professional artists who specialize in drawing, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, textile art, and social practice. Included in the show will be…

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Light Year x DUMBO Improvement District: Village Lore

June 2, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pearl Street Triangle, Water Street between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place
Brooklyn, 11201
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“Village Lore” is an exhibition of video art works created by folks who lived and worked in the little village of Dumbo in years past, prior to the current real-estate and cultural developments. DUMBO was once a little village inhabited by only artists, musicians and other creative types all working and living in our studios. We gathered at each other’s studios as well as the local watering hole to discuss and challenge our creative pursuits on an ongoing basis. The…

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Photoville 2022: Opening Day

June 4, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Photoville Festival 2022 will kick off with an Opening Day Community Celebration, featuring workshops, family programming, evening projections, and Smorgasburg.

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Opening Reception: Simone Kearney: Criers

June 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Undercurrent, 70 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Criers is a sequence of mostly unglazed ceramic sculptures depicting crying heads. Sometimes the clay of the sculptures is unfired, ready to dissolve back into unshaped materiality; sometimes it is fired, where expression has become petrified; sometimes a face or tear is tangible with stone; sometimes transformed into a glazed shard. Clay, as the primary material for these sculptures, emphasizes crying as radically elemental and acutely physical. In crying, the body is laying claim to the event. Sometimes, the clay…

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Live at the Archway: Berdscarnival

July 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Artist Maraya Lopez will present their work at The Gallery in the Archway. Musician Dennis Lichtman will perform.

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Digital Fairy Tales: Obvious Surprise

July 7, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Light Year, Pearl Street Triangle
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Digital Fairy Tales: Obvious Surprise aims to contribute to the process of unlearning the narrow concepts of “the female character.” The videos use a selection of old folk tales, then subvert the canonized gender roles that for generations have been instilled and are still strongly present in children’s literature. Streaming online and projected live onto the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Best place to watch is from the Pearl Street Triangle.

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Live at the Archway: Ana Bial

July 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Artist Ana Bial will present their work at The Gallery in the Archway. Musician Zabelê will perform, Presented with Brasil Summerfest.

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Live at the Archway: Jaimie Walker

July 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Artist Jaimie Walker will present their work at The Gallery in the Archway. Band Hello Mary will perform.

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Live at the Archway: Marney Fuller

July 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Artist Marney Fuller will present their work at The Gallery in the Archway. Yuniel Jiménez Band featuring Néstor Villar will perform.

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Exhibition Party: Craig Anthony Miller

August 4, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Superfine, 126 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Brooklyn native Craig Anthony Miller, aka “CAM,” is a DUMBO-based fine artist and designer disciplined in mixed mediums, collage, and (branding) graphics.

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Live at the Archway: Cuban Arts Center

August 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Presented with the Cuban Arts Center. Live music on the stage by The Feeling Messengers, Miguel (Miguelo) Valdes, Band Leader. In the gallery: a retrospective of art, music & political posters, curated from the Center's impressive collection. Rain or shine.

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Live at the Archway: Sixpoint Art Show

August 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DUMBO Archway, DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
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Live at the Archway season sponsor Sixpoint is hosting its first annual Sixpoint Art Show, featuring artwork submissions from artists and fans that show what “Beer Is Culture” means to them. Additionally, People’s Champs! will perform live. Rain or shine.

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1. Exhibitions

Sleepless in Warsaw

August 6–September 4

A.I.R. Gallery

Open: Wed–Sun, 12–6 PM

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2. Exhibitions

Closing Soon

Jillian McDonald + Kate Teale: Hole

July 29–August 21

Undercurrent

Open: Thurs–Sun, 1–7 PM

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3. Exhibitions

Susan Stainman: Duo

July 28–September 22

Main Window

Open: 24 Hours

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4. Exhibitions

Penitence Alley, 1989–1991

July 14–September 3

Higher Pictures Generation

Open: Mon (By Appt.); Tues–Sat, 11 AM–6 PM

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5. Exhibitions

Jacqueline Qiu: Transient

July 1–August 30

Loop of the Loom

Open: Tues–Sun, 11 AM–6 PM

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First Thursday Gallery Walk

The first Thursday of every month, the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials for First Thursday patrons.

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