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Open Call for Group Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn artists can apply now through April 7, to be part of a historic exhibition at the museum.
Brooklyn Museum.

In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the Brooklyn Museum is calling on artists in the borough to apply for the Brooklyn Artists Exhibition, a major group show.

Opening on October 4, 2024, the exhibition will fill more than 15,000 square feet of the Museum’s Great Hall with artworks in all mediums by hundreds of artists, curated by an Artist Committee that includes Jeffrey Gibson, Vik Muniz, Mickalene Thomas and Fred Tomaselli.

Artists for the exhibition will be selected in two rounds: by invitation from the Artist Committee and by a public open call in which participants will be chosen anonymously. To qualify for the open call, artists must have maintained primary residence and/or an art studio in Brooklyn during the past five years (2019 to 2024).

Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, including drawing and printmaking, painting, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, video and new media, performance and more. Submitted artwork must have been created within the last five years or otherwise not published or exhibited within that period. Artists must be eighteen or older to apply.

The Brooklyn Artists Exhibition builds on the Museum’s long history as a platform for local artists, from juried exhibitions in the 1930s to the 1950s to the Working in Brooklyn exhibitions of the 1980s and the 1990s. The largest of its kind, The Brooklyn Artists Exhibition will highlight the talent of local Brooklyn communities and the borough’s position as a beacon in today’s artistic landscape.

The application deadline for The Brooklyn Artists Exhibition open call is Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET.