Every day, Langston Hughes Apartments residents and community members are treated to a stunning outdoor art exhibit called “Brownsville Matters,” which celebrates the culture and identity of Brownsville through Technicolor paintings and captivating photos, showing beauty that’s often overlooked in the neighborhood.
ArtBridge, a non-profit organization that taps emerging artists to help transform urban spaces, put out a call for artists with a connection to Brownsville. From that call, curators from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Brooklyn Museum narrowed down the submissions to a number that were voted on by Brownsville residents at a community meeting.
The resulting display includes work by 11 Brooklyn artists: Maria Belford, Ebony Bolt, Cheryl Bowers, Laurent Chevalier, Dominique Davenport, Sophia Dawson, Jazmine Hayes, Kisha Johnson, Tristan Lamour, Christine Stoddard, and Malcolm Williams.
Brownsville Matters is a partnership between ArtBridge, NYCHA, Brownsville Community Justice Center, and the Municipal Art Society of New York and partially supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition is on display until January 25, 2018, so there’s plenty of time to go check out some beauty in Brownsville. For more information about the exhibition, visit http://art-bridge.org/project/brownsvillematters.