Kingsborough Art Museum

Kingsborough Art Museum Arts & Sciences Building Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York 2001 Oriental Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11235 (718) 368-4817
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February 10-Day 10 of our month-long celebration of African-American Art and Artists, 28 Greats.  Today's feature is on ...
02/10/2021

February 10-Day 10 of our month-long celebration of African-American Art and Artists, 28 Greats. Today's feature is on one of the best-known American sculptors, Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907). For a higher resolution image and the other entries in this series, see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 9: Day 9 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats.  Today's focus: Portrait...
02/09/2021

February 9: Day 9 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's focus: Portraitist Amy Sherald, a leading contemporary artist who has redefined the 21st-century portrait. For a higher resolution image and the other entries in this series, see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 8: Day 8 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats.  Today we take a brief l...
02/08/2021

February 8: Day 8 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today we take a brief look into the life and career of William H. Johnson, a maverick of Modernism. For a higher resolution image and the other entries in this series, see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 7: Day 7 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's feature concerns...
02/07/2021

February 7: Day 7 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's feature concerns Charles C. Dawson, a Chicago graphic designer in the 1930s. For a higher-resolution image and the other entries in this series see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 6: Day 6 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's honoree is Richm...
02/06/2021

February 6: Day 6 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's honoree is Richmond Barthé (1901-1989), a beloved sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. For a higher-resolution image and the other entries in this series see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 5: Day 5 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats.  Today we honor Alma W. ...
02/05/2021

February 5: Day 5 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today we honor Alma W. Thomas, a remarkable artist with a lesson for us all. For a higher-resolution image and the other entries in this series see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 4-Day 4 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats.  Today's entry features J...
02/04/2021

February 4-Day 4 in our month-long celebration of African-American art and artists, 28 Greats. Today's entry features James Presley Ball, a pioneering daguerreotype photographer and entrepreneur working in Cincinnati in the early years of the medium. For a higher resolution image, see the KAM website: https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

February 3--Day 3 in our month-long celebration of African-American Art and Artists, 28 Greats.  Today we highlight a le...
02/03/2021

February 3--Day 3 in our month-long celebration of African-American Art and Artists, 28 Greats. Today we highlight a lesser-known artist of the Harlem Renaissance, Malvin Gray Johnson (1896-1934). A higher resolution image can be found on the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

Today's 28 Greats: A Celebration of African-American Art and Artists examines Augusta Savage, a pioneering sculptor of t...
02/02/2021

Today's 28 Greats: A Celebration of African-American Art and Artists examines Augusta Savage, a pioneering sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance. For a larger image, see the KAM website, https://kccartmuseum.org/28-greats

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02/01/2021

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Kingsborough Art Museum (KAM) launches the first of twenty-eight short daily ...
02/01/2021

In celebration of Black History Month, the Kingsborough Art Museum (KAM) launches the first of twenty-eight short daily profiles on African-American artists entitled, remarkably enough, "28 Greats." Nineteenth-century landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson is the first honoree (attached). We hope you enjoy this series. Limited by the 28 days of February, it is inevitable that countless "greats" will not be featured, but we hope that the artists featured will spark interest in learning more about these and other African-American artists.

01/14/2021
This spring KAM will present an online exhibition, "The American Eye: Vernacular Photography in the United States from t...
01/11/2021

This spring KAM will present an online exhibition, "The American Eye: Vernacular Photography in the United States from the Brownie Camera to Instagram." The exhibit focuses on the aesthetic merits of vernacular photographs--snapshots and other photographs created for personal use by non-professional photographers. Available on the KAM website beginning March 10, 2021.

Congratulations to Bisa Butler, our featured artist at KAM back in 2016, who was recently featured in The New York Times...
10/24/2020
From 2 Artists, 2 Ways to Tell Stories of Black America

Congratulations to Bisa Butler, our featured artist at KAM back in 2016, who was recently featured in The New York Times (Oct 21) and is ALSO in this weekend's NYT special Arts section. An exhibition of her work will be on view at the Art Institute of Chicago (Nov 16, 2020 - April 19, 2021). We couldn't be more excited about her recent critical and public attention for her incredible fiber works. Congratulations!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/arts/black-women-artists-museum-shows.html

Works by Bisa Butler and Barbara Earl Thomas are featured in major museum shows in Chicago and Seattle. It’s a star turn that many feel is long overdue.

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10/16/2020

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STUDENT SHOWCASE is a new feature on the KAM website that, as the name implies, showcases the talents of Kingsborough ar...
09/14/2020

STUDENT SHOWCASE is a new feature on the KAM website that, as the name implies, showcases the talents of Kingsborough art students. The first honoree is Brandon Laurent, a photographer whose wonderful portraits match technical skill with artistic expression. Check out Brandon's work on the KAM website: http://www.kccartmuseum.org/student-showcase.html

The exhibition "You Can't Catch It Holding Hands," which was open only one day before the campus closed in March, is now...
09/14/2020

The exhibition "You Can't Catch It Holding Hands," which was open only one day before the campus closed in March, is now available for viewing online. The exhibition focused on a 1990 animated film on the AIDS crisis by Philip Mathews, based upon drawings by his mother, the famed French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The online version of the exhibition features all of the work that was in the show, as well as related ephemera from the making of the film. http://www.kccartmuseum.org/niki.html

Congratulations to former Kingsborough student Destinee Ross-Sutton, who this year curated BLACK VOICES/BLACK MICROCOSM ...
08/27/2020
SAY IT LOUD: ( I’m Black and I’m Proud) | Christie's

Congratulations to former Kingsborough student Destinee Ross-Sutton, who this year curated BLACK VOICES/BLACK MICROCOSM at CFHILL in Stockholm, Sweden, and most recently an online exhibition for Christie's auction house, SAY IT LOUD (I'm Black and I'm Proud), which ran from July 31-August 18. You can learn more about her incredible curatorial work by visiting the CFHILL website (https://www.cfhill.com/black-voices-black-microcosm-by-destinee-ross) and Christie's (https://www.christies.com/features/Christies-presents-new-online-exhibition-SAY-IT-LOUD-10825-7.aspx).

A new online exhibition celebrates 22 emerging and mid-career black artists from across Africa and its diaspora. Its curator talks us through five key works

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06/22/2020

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2020 has been, to say the least, a most unusual semester at Kingsborough, and a formidable time for colleges and univers...
06/22/2020
Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Exhibition/Home

2020 has been, to say the least, a most unusual semester at Kingsborough, and a formidable time for colleges and universities around the world. While the much-anticipated Annual Student Art Exhibition could not take place this year, KAM and the KCC Art Department wanted to recognize the accomplishments of our industrious and resourceful students, who completed their studies under very challenging circumstances. Equally admirable is the dedication of our Art History, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design professors, who helped their students realize their artistic goals despite the limitations of distance and the absence of the traditional studio and classroom setting. As you might expect, our students met that challenge with courage, perseverance, and the indomitable Kingsborough spirit.

Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Exhibition [Virtual Edition] is viewable as individual iMovies for each artistic category (Drawing, Painting, Photography, etc.), and/​or as a photo gallery. Enjoy!

http://www.kccartmuseum.org/directions-2020--videos.html

Kingsborough Art Museum, Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York.  Arts and Sciences Building, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11235

05/15/2020
Trailer for Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Exhibition at the Kingsborough Art Museum

KAM will be creating a digital version of the annual Student Art Exhibition....here is a short trailer. Stay tuned at the end of the semester for the link to the digital exhibition page. Stay well, stay safe, friends. https://youtu.be/DLRzEVXlce0

A short trailer for the upcoming digital exhibition, "Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Exhibition," produced by the Kingsborough Art Museum. Artworks crea...

At the end of the spring semester, KAM will present an online, digital version of Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Ex...
05/08/2020

At the end of the spring semester, KAM will present an online, digital version of Directions 2020: Annual Student Art Exhibition. It has been a trying time for many, and we appreciate the hard work of our students and faculty in making the difficult transition from hands-on studio training to distance learning. Stay tuned for more information about KAM's digital student exhibition. Stay well, stay safe, friends.

Another digital exhibition currently on the KAM website is "Keep Clean! Health & Wellness Posters from the Works Progres...
04/08/2020

Another digital exhibition currently on the KAM website is "Keep Clean! Health & Wellness Posters from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1936-1941." This online exhibit features a selection of posters created for the WPA, a program that was part of FDR's New Deal. The link is in the comments below. We hope you and your family are safe during this troubling time.

While KAM may be closed this semester, we have a number of digital exhibitions currently online on the KAM website.  "Id...
04/08/2020

While KAM may be closed this semester, we have a number of digital exhibitions currently online on the KAM website. "Ida A. Craft: Brooklyn's Suffrage Pioneer" focuses on an important but largely overlooked figure in the suffrage movement of the early 20th-century: Ida A. Craft. Her tireless efforts to secure the vote for women were instrumental in the passage of the 19th Amendment. The link can be found in the comments below. We hope you and your family are safe during this troubling time.

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03/17/2020

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03/16/2020

As CUNY classes are making the transition to full online for this semester due to the Coronavirus, KAM has revised its exhibition calendar. Please note that the current Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition will remain on view through July 22, which hopefully will allow the students and faculty in the summer semester an opportunity to visit. Unfortunately the next exhibition, Barry Rosenthal: Found in Nature, has been postponed until spring 2021. At the moment it seems extremely unlikely that the annual student exhibition will happen as planned. Submissions are still currently being accepted for the Fourth Annual Rarebit Animation Festival, scheduled for June 4, although it may be necessary to postpone the actual event. Also note that KAM is currently closed; please watch for updates as to if and when we can reopen. We apologize for these necessary changes to the schedule, but the decisions were made with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors in mind. We wish you all the best in these uncertain times, but are hopeful that the resilient spirit of the Kingsborough community, and New Yorkers in general, will prevail. Be well, be safe, be careful.

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03/16/2020

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Attention Kingsborough and other CUNY students! THE CUNY CULTURAL CORPS places students in paid internships at local cul...
02/10/2020

Attention Kingsborough and other CUNY students! THE CUNY CULTURAL CORPS places students in paid internships at local cultural institutions. For more information, visit the link below in the comments section.

Please join us on March 11 for the opening reception of "AIDS: You Can't Catch It Holding Hands."  The exhibition celebr...
02/05/2020

Please join us on March 11 for the opening reception of "AIDS: You Can't Catch It Holding Hands." The exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of a pioneering animated film by Philip Mathews, based on the drawings of the French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle. On view will be original animation cels and drawings used in the making of the film, as well as posters, correspondence, and other related ephemera. The exhibition runs through April 8, 2020.

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12/04/2019

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Many thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's Artist Talk with Antonio Pulgarin...It was a lively dialogue about his ...
12/04/2019

Many thanks to everyone who attended yesterday's Artist Talk with Antonio Pulgarin...It was a lively dialogue about his work, and it was great to see students engaged in the discussion during the Q&A.

Many thanks to artist Antonio Pulgarin (left) for this afternoon’s Artist Talk @ KAM...and to the students and faculty w...
12/04/2019

Many thanks to artist Antonio Pulgarin (left) for this afternoon’s Artist Talk @ KAM...and to the students and faculty who attended. It was the first time we tried a dialogue/interview format rather than a conventional artist presentation.

Congratulations to current KAM artist Antonio Pulgarin, whose exhibition "I Stand Here, LIke the Sun That Frightens the ...
11/25/2019
Meet the Queer Artist Challenging Latino Masculinity Through Collage

Congratulations to current KAM artist Antonio Pulgarin, whose exhibition "I Stand Here, LIke the Sun That Frightens the Cold" has just been written up in The Advocate. Still time to see the work of this rising young artist!
https://www.advocate.com/photography/2019/11/14/meet-queer-artist-challenging-latino-masculinity-through-collage

Antonio Pulgarin is seeking to challenge the construct of Machismo Culture through his latest work.

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11/12/2019

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2001 Oriental Blvd
New York, NY
11235

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Arts & Sciences Building Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York 2001 Oriental Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11235 (718) 368-5449 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on days when classes are in session. The Gallery is closed during the months of December, July and August. Directions: Car: Belt Parkway to Exit 8 (Coney Island Avenue) then follow signs. Bus: B-1 and B-49 bus to last stop. Train: BMT Brighton line - B or Q train to Brighton Beach Station, then take B-1 bus to last stop.

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Monday 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00

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Curator Brian is knowledgeable and and can always be relied upon to extend a warm welcome to the KAM.
Animator Q&A at last night's Rarebit Animation Festival.