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Feb 3—Feb 10, 2023
Visual Art

Curated for BAM by Larry Ossei-Mensah, BAM’s Guest Curator-at-Large
Art by Dawoud Bey, Allison Janae Hamilton, Robert Pruitt, Chinaedu Nwadibia, Stacey Robinson + Kamau Grantham, Leslie Hewitt

This group exhibition reflects on the meaning of "freedom" as an idea and as an aspiration towards self-actualization.

The exhibition is inspired by the work of playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry—whose extraordinary work The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window begins at BAM on February 4—and the Freedom newspaper, to which Hansberry contributed. Founded in 1951 by Paul Roberson and Louis Burnham, the newspaper served as a platform to challenge racism, colonialism, and political repression in an effort to advocate for civil and labor rights.

Freedom! also pays homage to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and invites the contributing artists to engage with these questions: What is freedom to you? How can we think about the notion of freedom from a more expansive perspective? These questions have a charged resonance as we celebrate Dr. King and begin a new year.

Freedom! was originally presented from January 12 to 20, 2023 as part of the 37th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


BAM sign screen at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues



All events will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

February 2023
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Friday February 03, 2023
No performances this day.
Performance dates are highlighted in white.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Major Sponsor of The 37th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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