Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal is a multi-site exhibition, co-developed with Arts Gowanus, of artworks by more than 200 artists. On view outdoors at Coffey Park in Red Hook, outdoors at J.J. Byrne Playground in Park Slope, and indoors in the Great Room at the Old Stone House.
Indoor gallery hours are Noon – 3 pm Fridays – Sundays. The gallery may occasionally be closed due to space rentals for private events, please double check the calendar for the date you plan to visit.
Both the gallery and outdoor exhibits will be on view through June 26.
Participating artists consider what a “Utopia” (or ideal place) would look like for the communities of the neighborhoods bordering the Gowanus Canal. These include Gowanus, Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, and Red Hook.
This project is part of the ongoing Brooklyn Utopias exhibition series, developed by OSH Contemporary Curator Katherine Gressel, that highlights the importance of artists and communities in helping shape the future of a changing Brooklyn.
Some artists in Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal celebrate iconic or beloved aspects of the neighborhoods’ past or present that already feel “utopian” and the importance of their preservation. Others comment on existing plans for the area during a time of rapid redevelopment and rezoning. With climate crises, gentrification, financial instability and an ongoing pandemic hitting these communities especially hard, many artists present their own visions for a greener, healthier and more equitable Gowanus. Others explore a broader idea of urban utopia, with both local and global implications.
For more details, including public programs associated with the exhibition, please visit our Exhibitions page.