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BRIC Arts

647 Fulton Street
718-683-5600

Mission:

BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages.

About BRIC

In the 35 years since its founding as a not-for-profit organization in 1979, BRIC has been the driving force behind a number of Brooklyn’s most widely renowned and beloved arts and media programs. In the borough that is now this country’s foremost creative hotbed, BRIC is unparalleled in its combination of artistic excellence, programmatic breadth and genuine accessibility.

BRIC presents live music and performing arts (the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival and BRIClab), contemporary art exhibitions and programs (until 2013 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and throughout the borough), and community media programs (Brooklyn Free Speech TV, Brooklyn Independent Media, and Brooklyn Bulletin Board) that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity.

Emphasizing creative expression as varied and groundbreaking as the borough it serves, BRIC provides opportunities and platforms for Brooklyn artists and media makers to create and present new works. The organization champions the creativity of Brooklyn and work that expands the boundaries of artistic disciplines. BRIC’s highly accessible exhibitions, performances, television programs and educational programs serve more than one million Brooklyn residents, including some 4,000 school children, each year.

Upcoming Events at BRIC Arts

BRIC JazzFest

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 at 7:00pm
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BRIC JazzFest

Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
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BRIC JazzFest

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
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Recent News

BRIC JazzFest at BRIC House

Join BRIC on October 21, 22 and 23 for our seventh annual JazzFest! This acclaimed three-day marathon Jazz festival will return in-person to BRIC House this fall. One of BRIC’s premiere performing arts programs, JazzFest is a widely-known…

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Exhibition - Emily Oliveira: I Saw God and She Wasn’t Made of Money at at BRIC House

I Saw God and She Wasn’t Made of Money is an exhibition by BRIC ArtFP artist Emily Oliveira that transforms BRIC’s Project Room into a devotional space using embroidery, quilting, beading, and rug tufting. Emily Oliveira’s…

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Exhibition - Latinx Abstract at Gallery at BRIC House

Latinx Abstract is a groundbreaking exhibition, focusing on the work of nine contemporary artists who work with varied media and approaches, and are united by their dedication to abstract languages. CURATED BY ELIZABETH FERRER Latinx Abstract is…

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Exhibition - Padma Rajendran: Move Me With You at BRIC Arts

An interactive installation in BRIC's hallway consisting of dyed and printed fabric drawings selectively sewn and layered over one another to reveal layered stories, transitions, and re-telling. Curated By Jenny Gerow Move me with you is an…

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Exhibition - Gail Biederman: The Feel of a Place

Curated by Jenny Gerow An installation made from materials ranging from yarn and felt to nails, each tailored and arranged to evoke different elements of Brooklyn’s waterfront. Gail Biederman is a New York-based artist who maps urban…

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Exhibition - Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné

An exhibition highlighting new and ambitiously scaled work in handmade paper, featuring eight artists. Curated By Jenny Gerow & Co-Presented With Dieu Donné Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, presents the work of Swoon,…

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Exhibition - Oasa Duverney: Black Power Wave

A large-scale drawing of a graphite wave that uses allegorical and natural imagery to confront cultural networks and hierarchies as a symbol of protest. Curated By Jenny Gerow This exhibition of drawings for protest features a large scale…

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Exhibition - Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience

An exhibition presenting the work of nine New York based artists who employ a range of visual strategies to manifest multiple dimensions of the contemporary Muslim experience. CURATED BY ELIZABETH FERRER & CO-PRESENTED WITH BROOKLYN HISTORICAL…

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Exhibition - Cafe Mural - David Rios Ferreira: Don't You See I Got Everythin' You Need

A large-scale commissioned mural in the BRIC café representing disturbances in the urban landscape through cartoonish characters and hints of historical structures Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, VP of Contemporary Art Artist David Rios…

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The 31st Annual Contemporary Art Education Exhibition

A lively, thought-provoking exhibition of work completed by students in BRIC's Education residency program, which places professional contemporary artists in in public schools across Brooklyn. For three decades, BRIC has been a pioneer in…

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Exhibition - The Portrait is Political

CURATED BY: Elizabeth Ferrer, Jenny Gerow, & Liz Collins This trio of exhibitions will be on view at BRIC House during the BRIC OPEN. The overarching theme, The Portrait is Political, alludes to the fact that all three exhibitions on view in…

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Exhibition - Chad Stayrook: The Loneliest Voyages

CURATED BY: Jenny Gerow Chad Stayrook assumes the role of research scientist and explorer to create a world as believable as it is strange. The Loneliest Voyage is an installation and series of drawings based on the ten space probes that have…

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Exhibition - Penelope Umbrico: Monument at Bric Arts

Curated By: Elizabeth Ferrer Penelope Umbrico's Monument explores the monolithic state of current technologies in relation to their obsolescence. Umbrico begins with the idea that all technologies - including the electronics we use at home and in…

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Exhibition - Mary Mattingly: What Happens After at Bric Arts

Curated By: Jenny Gerow Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly creates photographs, sculpture, and large-scale public art projects addressing climate change by drawing connections between the social and economic forces that make up the current…

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Kristina Newman-Scott Named President of BRIC

The Brooklyn nonprofit arts organization BRIC has appointed Kristina Newman-Scott as its new president. Ms. Newman-Scott has served as Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut since 2015. Her last day of state service will be August 2. …

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Exhibition - Cafe Mural: Olalekan Jeyifous at BRIC House Cafe

Olalekan Jeyifous Hifi De Stijl, 2016 Busmark Vinyl A “high-fidelity” interpretation of the De Stijl art movement’s iconic combination of geometric forms and primary colors, Olalekan Jeyifous’s café installation is…

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Exhibition - Bridges: New Paintings, Works on Paper and Video by Sam Messer at BRIC House Gallery

CURATED BY: Elizabeth Ferrer, VP of Contemporary Art BRIDGES is a solo exhibition of work by noted Brooklyn-based artist Sam Messer. The exhibition reveals the breadth of Messer’s body of work and includes large-scale paintings of New York…

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Exhibition - Juan Miguel Marin: Under the Influence at BRIC House Hallway

BRIC. the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that Brooklyn-based Ecuadorian artist Juan Miguel Marin is the first of 15 recipients to receive BRIC's inaugural ArtFP commissioning award for the 2017-18…

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Exhibition - Karen Ostrom and Thessia Machado: The Lacemaker's Y(e)arn at BRIC House's Project Room

Curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator The Lacemaker's Y(e)arn is a visual conversation between two artists responding to the language of traditional lace construction. Karen Ostrom and Thessia Machado take as their point of departure the…

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Exhibition - Garage Door Video Series: Lumière And Company At BRIC

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Auguste and Louis Lumière’s first film, Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory, in 1995 filmmaker Sarah Moon asked 39 renowned international directors to each shoot a 52-second film using the…

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Exhibition - BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy Crown Heights Edition At BRIC

Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, VP of Contemporary Art; and Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator; BRIC The BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition is the largest and most ambitious exhibition to date organized by BRIC. This second edition…

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Exhibition - Cafe Mural: Sara Jimenez: Recede At BRIC House Cafe

Cafe Mural: Sara Jimenez: Recede Curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator Sara Jimenez works in varied media and formats includes large installations, works on paper, and objects which undergo organic change through their use of salt crystals and…

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Exhibition - Material Cultures At BRIC House

Material Cultures Curated By: Jordana Munk Martin, founder of Oak Knit Studio and TATTER.org, Brooklyn Elizabeth Ferrer, Vice President of Contemporary Art, BRIC Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, BRIC Material Cultures is a group…

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BRIC Flix: Crowdfunded Films w - Kickstarter

BRIC is very proud to announce BRIC FLIX, a free film screening and conversation series at BRIC Arts | Media House— offering premieres, shorts, and web series projects, that reflect the excitement, diversity, and creativity of Brooklyn. BRIC FLIX…

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Exhibtion - Handmade Abstract

Handmade Abstract will bring together 13 emerging and mid-career artists who are dedicated to the visual language of abstraction and whose work emphasizes the handcrafted nature of the art and processes of fabrication. The exhibition will focus on…

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Exhibtion - Juan Sanchez ¿What’s The Meaning of This?

BRIC is excited to present a solo exhibition of the work of influential Latino artist Juan Sánchez. This is the first time the artist’s work will be presented as a solo exhibition in Brooklyn, where he was born and raised by Puerto Rican parents.…

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BRIClab: Emily Chadick Weiss Good Dancer

Good Dancer illuminates the challenges of disability within romantic relationships and the comedy and sadness of growing out of your parents’ arms and into the arms of a life partner. Commissioned by The Apothetae, a theater company dedicated to…

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BRIC JazzFest: Jaime Woods

Brooklynite by way of Chicago, Jaime Woods honed her talents while singing in the Chicago gospel scene and at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Having shared the stage with the likes of Bilal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Casey Benjamin, Ray…

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BRIC JazzFest: Battle Trance Palace Of Wind

Saxophonist Travis Laplante woke up one morning with the crystal clear vision that he needed to start an all-tenor-saxophone ensemble with three other individuals: Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner. Battle Trance is the. Their…

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The Stoop Series: Annie-B Parson: The Virtuosity of Structure

The arts are part of mainstream culture in a way they have never been before: the MFA is the new MBA, and abstraction is part of our everyday world. The arts impact our day-to-day work and lives and yet arts practice is considered a rarified skill.…

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BRIClab: Mario Correa Commander

Is America ready for a gay President? One ambitious politician is about to find out. But can he prove the naysayers wrong, or will personal demons—and a troubled partner—scuttle his historic candidacy? Directed by Dan Knechtges. The…

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Garage Door Video Series: Jennifer And Kevin McCoy

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are well known for constructing subjective databases of narrative material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with…

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Exhibition - Cecile Chong: Time Collision

A Brooklyn-based multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation, Cecile Chong’s work addresses the process of cultural encounter and entanglement. Born in Ecuador to Chinese parents, her background and exposure to different…

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BRIC Youth Media Festival 2015

Concrete Stories is a showcase of media produced by Brooklyn affiliated youth under the age of 21, celebrating Brooklyn’s talented young media makers who are telling stories through short films and animations. Concrete Stories is produced and…

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2015 Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell

Schedule of Events: June 3, 2015 8:00 PM Chaka Khan Gates open at 6:30PM With 10 GRAMMYs, 10 #1 Billboardhits, 22 albums, and a career spanning 40 years and influencing countless other singers, Chaka Khan truly is the “Queen of Funk.” Songs…

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2015 Celebrate Brooklyn at Bridge Park

Schedule of Events: Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00 PM Sonny Knight And The Lakers The Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez Dance Lesson by Waffle Crew Gates at 6PM Felix Hernandez, his iconic Saturday radio show The Rhythm Revue, and his epic dance…

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Community Dance Class with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company

Ingersoll Community Center and BRIC present Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company Community Dance Classes All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us for a series of Community Dance Classes taught by Ronald K. Brown and members of his…

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BRIClab: Samita Sinha CIPHER

BRIClab: Samita Sinha CIPHER (Work in Progress) Cipher is a genre-bending music work for solo voice and electronics and a journey through a disorienting and visionary sonic landscape. Rooted in the Hindustani classical vocal music tradition…

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The Stoop Series: Singing Together - Songs of Home

Bring your friends and lend your voices to our inaugural night of group singing on the Stoop. All ages and skill levels are welcome! We’ll continue celebrating our new season in our new facility at BRIC House with a selection of songs on the…

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