Visiting Exhibits Gallery
On view, June 17 – October 22, 2017
Inspired by adventure playgrounds, MakerYard, Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s newest exhibition, invites children to test their motor skills and imaginations as they construct, build, and invent structures and other creations using everyday materials such as cardboard, tape, fabric, string and recyclables. Parents and caregivers are invited to sit back and let children explore independently, or work collaboratively to create together.
MakerYard will be open 2-5pm on Thursday and Fridays, and 11-4pm on Saturday and Sundays.
Children of Syria; The Memory Project
2nd Floor Studio
On view, June 22 – September 24, 2017
Explore a selection of photographed portraits from The Memory Project that bridges the distance between Syrian refugee children and American high school art students. The portraits displayed in BCM’s 2nd floor Studio are detailed replicas of original artwork painted by students, while the original portraits are sent to each child in Syria. Visit between June 22 – September 24, 2017 to view this photo art exhibit showcasing international friendship, kindness and humanity. For more information, visit https://memoryproject.org.
On view, January 21 - May 28, 2017 Featuring art installations by Tattfoo TanBrooklyn Children’s Museum's new exhibit, Wilderness Camp, is an indoor experience that brings the great outdoors to family audiences through role-play and the exploration of nature. This interactive installation created in partnership with contemporary artist Tattfoo Tan, gives families the opportunity to explore how we interact with and rely on nature for our basic needs and resources. Kids and their caregivers learn about different ways of creating shelters, plants that provide food and building materials, and techniques that transform natural materials into functional, everyday objects. Wilderness Camp offers visitors the opportunity to take on the roles of outdoor explorers and gain a heightened appreciation of our precious natural resources that we can all work toward preserving.
Free Portrait Project
Crown Heights Series
Free Portrait Project
September 25 - October 23, 2016The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights creates a portrait of a place through its people. Artist Rusty Zimmerman's oil-painted portraits of 200 Crown Heights residents acts as a physical record of the neighborhood amid shifting demographics. In partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Weeksville Heritage Center, Zimmerman recorded oral histories during each session, which will also be available for listening during his exhibition. Rusty Zimmerman is a portrait painter raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Bay Area of California. Zimmerman lives and works in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
March 10 - September 4, 2016Our City is an interactive exhibit featuring the work of contemporary artists exploring the components that make up our neighborhoods and city. Children will take on the roles of urban planners, artists, architects, and visionaries as they talk about the places they call home. Our City includes artwork by Aisha Cousins, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine (Oasa DuVerney and Mildred Beltre), Elizabeth Hamby, James Rojas, Priscilla Stadler, and Rusty Zimmerman. Our City seeks to challenge visitors to consider what it means to be a neighbor and what makes a neighborhood. Who do you greet when you step outside or walk down your street? What are the characteristics of a happy and healthy neighborhood? What do the people in your neighborhood look like? What do the buildings look like? What’s your favorite thing to do in this place? This exhibition creates an opportunity for children from different parts of the city to be in conversation with each other and their caregivers about these questions. Additionally, it champions curiosity and lifelong learning by way of inquiry-based teaching, which allows creates opportunities for children to lead the conversation.
Heart and Seoul
Growing Up in Korea Series
Heart and Seoul
October 3, 2015 - January h5>3, 2016 Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea brings modern-day South Korea to New York City, and encourages children to explore differences and similarities between their lives and those in South Korea.