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BRIC Officially Reopening To The Public, Welcomes Community Back to BRIC House
After 2.5 years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BRIC will once again be a space for its community to safely gather.
The facade of BRIC in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. Photo: Thomas Leeser. Courtesy of BRIC.
(BROOKLYN, NY — August 24, 2022) — BRIC, a leading, multi-disciplinary arts and media institution anchored in downtown Brooklyn, is thrilled to announce the reopening of BRIC House, a 40,000 sq foot space that hosts exhibitions, a performance space, a flexible artist studio, a state-of-the-art public access television center, a café, and classroom space. BRIC will begin welcoming their community back on September 12th, with a reopening celebration on September 21st from 7PM – 9PM at the opening reception for their fall gallery exhibition Rodrigo Valuenzela: New Works for a Post Worker’s World. RSVPs are encouraged.
Since closing to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, BRIC House has only opened its doors for select programming and events, and the media center has been available by appointment only. Following the official reopening, BRIC House will once again be available as a space for the BRIC community to gather, hold meetings, and hang out with one another on a daily basis. People can lounge in the lobby area, sit together on the stoop, enjoy the café, explore contemporary art exhibitions, and access the media center’s tools and resources.
Proof of vaccination or negative lab-administered COVID-19 tests are still required for entry into BRIC House. Full safety policy can be found here.
Wes Jackson, BRIC President said today:
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome our community back to BRIC House, a space I often refer to as ‘Brooklyn’s Town Square.’ Lifting up the work of Rodrigo Valuenzela and our Contemporary Art team is a natural way to welcome people back into our home and continue the artistic dialogue as we look ahead to the fall. I’m ecstatic to have artists and media makers once again fill the BRIC House halls and join us in building Brooklyn’s creative future.”
UPCOMING EVENTS AT BRIC HOUSE
Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions
Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post Worker’s WorldSophia-Yemisi Adeyemo, Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle Wednesday, September 21, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. RSVP HERE.
#BHeard Town Hall: “Evictions & Foreclosures: The Impact of Housing Insecurity”Bringing together experts and leaders to discuss the housing crisis facing communities throughout Brooklyn and the impact of different strategies to mitigate harm and create pathways towards economic justice. Sept. 29 7:00 – 8:30 pm. RSVP HERE.
BRIC Media Maker Weekend
The 7th Annual BRIC Media Maker Weekend is a three-day conference featuring free workshops, lectures, and panel discussions designed to educate makers on various aspects of media and content creation, from television, film, and podcasting.
Oct 13-15. RSVP HERE.
This acclaimed marathon Jazz festival, which is one of BRIC’s premiere performing arts programs, will take place across three days and two stages.
Oct. 20-22. TICKETS HERE.
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for our community, we ignite learning in people of all ages and centralize diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn’s creative future. Learn more at bricartsmedia.org.