Brooklyn Utopias?

What would a “Brooklyn Utopia” look like? What is the role of artists in shaping a more ideal Brooklyn?

Brooklyn Utopias?, curated by Katherine Gressel, is a series of art exhibits and public programs in Fall 2009 that engages artists, youth, and community organizations in an urgent dialogue about Brooklyn’s future:

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 5:30-7:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn NY, 11201
2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St/Borough Hall, or R to Court St. 
Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2009-January 3, 2010
Public Hours: WED - FRI: 12-5pm | SAT: 10am-5pm | SUN: 12-5pm

Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. Alongside the contemporary artists’ work, the Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Utopias? exhibit will also display information on the historic role of artists in envisioning a more ideal Brooklyn, connecting past and present.

Lara Allen . Ellie Balk . Lindsay Blatt . Sonya Blesofsky . Steven Cogle Tracy Collins . Eric Corriel . Jill Corson . Amanda Curreri . Grace Graupe-Pillard . Katherine Gressel . Katie Hall . Susan Hamburger . Miranda Hellman . Nathaniel G. Kassel . Jess Levey . Jacob Mann . Jake Messing . Robert Minervini . Eduardo Alexander Rabel . Paul Raphaelson . Michael Rippens . Bryony Romer . Triada Samaras . Elinore Schnurr . Nicole Schulman . Joshua Schwartz and Sarah Simon . Michael Sherman . Duane Smith . Adam Taye . Winnie Tom . Eugenie Tung . Vargas-Suarez Universal . Julia Whitney Barnes . Marina Zamalin