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Let Freedom Ring
Visual Art Let Freedom Ring

BAM sign at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues

Jan 15—Jan 22, 2021

​Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah
Art by Derrick Adams, Alvin Armstrong, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lizania Cruz, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jasmine Wahi

Brooklyn artists investigate the notion of freedom and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in this new art installation presented on the BAM sign.

How much has changed in America since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s fight for civil rights? How much has stayed the same?

As a new year begins, bringing a change of leadership to the White House, this new art installation transforms the BAM sign into a provocative exploration of the notion of freedom and the legacy of Dr. King. Spearheaded by BAM Curator at Large Larry Ossei-Mensah, this piece features Brooklyn-based artists who are deeply engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the role of artists, arts, social justice, equity, and inclusion. Their work invites us to join in this necessary reflection on what freedom truly means in 2021.

Let Freedom Ring includes new and existing work by Derrick Adams, Alvin Armstrong, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lizania Cruz, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jasmine Wahi. The installation will be presented on the BAM sign at the corner of Lafayette and Flatbush Avenues.