Visiting Exhibits

TapeScape at BCM

Visiting Exhibit Gallery
On view October 20, 2018 – December 30, 2018

Come visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit, TapeScape! A collaboration between BCM and artist Eric Lennartson, TapeScape at BCM debuts as the 16th TapeScape ever created and the first to be constructed in New York City. An explorable structure made from scaffolding and 480 rolls of packing tape, TapeScape is an exercise in creating something remarkable out of a household material.

TapeScape is a landscape/terrain made entirely out of tens of thousands of feet of clear tape, intricately woven around a metal frame to form an unearthly mesh of tunnels and passageways. Made of almost 15 miles of tape, TapeScape is part museum exhibit, part playground. Climbable tunnels in the installation will pulse with spirals of LED lights in homage to Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s iconic neon-lit tunnel.

TapeScape Hours:

Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

TapeScape is on view October 20 through December 30, 2018.


TapeScape is trademarked by the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota where it was created by Lennartsson in 2010.

Change Begins With You(th)

Visiting Exhibit Gallery
Opening October 27, 2018

Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s new exhibit Change Begins With You(th) opens Saturday, October 27. Change Begins With You(th) is a reinterpretation of the Museum’s 30,000 object collection through the lens of BCM’s Rapid Response Collecting Task Force (RRCTF), a group of high school students who intern in the collection department at the Museum. Over the past year and a half, the RRCTF has engaged in “rapid-response collecting,” a method of gathering artifacts in response to current events, with a focus on exploring the experiences and people of BCM’s Central Brooklyn community.

The exhibition features items that directly respond to major moments over the past year and revolve around themes of gentrification, criminal justice, gender equity, and racism. Objects acquired include posters from the New York City “March for Our Lives” protest in March 2018; the suit Councilman Jumaane Williams was wearing when he was arrested while protesting the deportation of immigration lawyer Ravi Ragbir; and a clear tote bag belonging to playwright, poet, and prison activist Liza Jessie Peterson, which she carried into Rikers Island prison daily while teaching poetry to youth inmates.

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