Brooklyn Mayor Antonio Reynoso recently celebrated Black History Month by hosting an opening night reception for the “Brooklyn Is Africa” art exhibition returning to Borough Hall. Partnership with Eric Edwards and the Museum of African Art and Culture (CMAA).
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The Brooklyn Is Africa: Survival + Sustainability = Resistance art exhibition opens on February 24th and ends on Friday, March 3rd. The exhibition is open every day, including Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, ‘Brooklyn is Africa’ extended hours 10am to 7pm
This year’s week-long exhibition tells the story of ‘Survival + Sustainability = Resistance’ through a selection of 35 rare and historic African artworks and artifacts representing the borough’s diaspora. Visitors have the opportunity to see art dating back to 16-17.th Chad of the century, and rare pieces such as 19th The door of the Yoruba Palace in Nigeria, sculpted by the famous Orouye of Ise (1873-1938), one of the most famous Yoruba sculptors of the last century.
“Art is a story. Art is beauty, courage, and love. But above all, art is resistance and perseverance,” said Brooklyn Mayor Reinoso. “Last night’s celebration and the ‘Brooklyn is Africa’ exhibition honors the many peoples and cultures of the African diaspora who have made homes here in Brooklyn, whether generations ago or this year.”
For thousands of years, the stories of our African ancestors have survived erasure and persecution through arts and crafts. The collection of works by Eric Edwards helps us celebrate the footprint that the whole of Africa has left on the world today. I can’t wait to share the joy of art and memory with you. ”
According to the release, more than 250 people attended the exhibition’s opening night reception, which featured performances by the Patsy Grant and Friends Jazz Trio and Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet, and a dance titled “Thank You.”
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, we thank you for the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing. Her CEO of One Brooklyn Health System, Ms. LaRay Brown, was also honored at the event and received a certificate from her President Reynoso of Borough for excellence in our community and her contributions to healthcare. Given.
Brownsville Culinary Center, Red Hook Winery and Brooklyn Brewery Food provided refreshments. The evening’s celebration was made possible with the support of Brooklyn for All, Inc., Citizens, Macy’s, National Grid, and Emblem Health.
African Art Museum Founder and Executive Director Eric Edwards said: “Through the CMAA Artifact Collection, I am grateful for the opportunity to provide a deeper insight into the contribution of men and women in Africa and the Diaspora.”
The CMAA was created by African Artifact Collector Eric Edwards, who has amassed some of the most significant and important African Artifact Collections in the world. Edwards’ journey spans over 50 years of his life, with these unique creations carefully selected to include all 54 of his countries on the African continent, going back over 4,000 years of human history.
Nuno Dos Santos, SVP and Retail Director at Citizens, said: “We remain committed to investing in the New York metropolitan area by supporting unique platforms that foster innovation, learning and shared understanding.”
Renee McClure, Director of Community & Customer Engagement at National Grid New York, said: “This event helps build relationships by connecting people through the cultural teachings of black history, deepens the base of community members and creates a sense of pride in being part of this beautiful neighborhood. .”
“We applaud Mayor Antonio Reinoso for bringing us together to celebrate and honor the culture and vitality of black history,” said Anne Marie, AVP of Community and Corporate Engagement at Emblem Health. Adamson Serrieu said. It represents Emblem Health’s ongoing commitment to making our health care system more equitable and accessible to all New Yorkers. ”