Brooklyn Museum Finale…Exhibitions: African Innovations

These are the last pictures from my visit to The Brooklyn Museum.

This is there Exhibitions: African Innovations.

A complete reinstallation of roughly 200 works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection of African art,African Innovations is organized with a particular focus on the aesthetic, social, political, and cosmological problems addressed by African artists through their work. A dynamic and diverse range of objects that includes wood sculpture, metal casting, terracotta, textiles, and beadwork, African art has a long history of adaptation to and exchange with cultures near and far.

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Marking the first time that the Museum’s African collection has been arranged chronologically, African Innovations invites the visitor to examine the continent’s long record of artistic excellence, extending from ancient times through the present day.The installation stretches over some 2,500 years, from masterworks of ancient Nubia and Nok to contemporary pieces from the twenty-first century. Art from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which comprises the majority of the collection, will be considered according to five themes: protection, transitions, authority, masquerade, and personal beauty. A concluding section, the Museum’s first dedicated space for contemporary African works, will contain pieces by artists such as Viyé Diba, Magdalene Odundo, and Yinka Shonibare. Each of these artists claims a part in African art history while drawing on global perspectives—thus continuing the ongoing history of African innovation.

See What Eye See…

Check out the Hook…

Today’s photos are of my ride to Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

I will be going back soon to take more shots of this cool little neighborhood.

Shipping Yards in Red Hook

The back of Fairway by the water

A little info on Red Hook…

Red Hook in Brooklyn is a surprising neighborhood tucked along an old industrial waterfront.

It’s chock-a-block with refreshing views of both the water and southern tip of Manhattan, dedicated local residents, and interesting venues. Red Hook makes for a great day trip from Manhattan for tourists and visitors, and an interesting place for Brooklyn residents to explore.

Red Hook in Brooklyn is more than your typical Brooklyn neighborhood. It’s a work in progress, defined by a mixture of light industry, open space, residential enclaves and a still palpable sense of urban pioneering. The population density here is lower than in most of Manhattan, so it can seem, by comparison, very quiet.

Water off of Fairway in Red Hook

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Verrazano Bridge in the back ground

Statue of Liberty

See What Eye See…

Russian Orthodox Cathedral

From the first time I happened upon Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, I have been wanting to capture it’s beauty on film.

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The Cathedral, a New York City Landmark, has graced the Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Brooklyn skyline since 1922. It is the only example of its kind of Byzantine Revival architecture in New York and perhaps the United States. It is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

See What Eye See…

Crossing Over into The City…

I convinced one of my friends to assist me in another photo experiment. Will she drove I snapped away.

Some pretty cool shot derived from this cool experiment. Note that some of the shots my not be crystal clear…but they are still cool.

The shots start at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Williamsburg Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge

Empire State Building

City Sky Line

High Rises on Lower Eastside

Lower Eastside

This is a random shot of a building we passed on the way to the FDR Drive

Now we are on the FDR Drive headed North

Notice the guys with the mattress

Soft Ball Field

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The view of the city from the FDR are second to none.

Here you can see The United Nations Building ( the white building)

View from the FDR of Long Island City…

Tudor City

Queensboro Bridge

Pespi Cola Company

Queenboro Bridge

View of Roosevelt Island

Cool Buildings over Highway

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Long Island City

Traffic Jam…Glad we are not on that side of the road

Long Island City, Queens

Foot Bridge over to Queens

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

Hope you  like these shots of my drive by…

See What Eye See..

 

 

 

 

Soul Summit…

The Soul Summit Music Festival is a weekly Sunday event that takes place in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoons, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Festival is always free and open to the public. The Festival showcases artist of various artistic backgrounds.

Over the past TEN years, the Festival has become an institution developing a loyal following of music fans that bring the hills of Fort Greene Park alive with families, food, dancing and community love. The festival provides the backdrop for access to music, networking opportunities and other outdoor activities. Over the years, Soul Summit Music festival has become one of the most anticipated outdoor events in New York City. The festival has successfully created a hub of activity in the immediate community and beyond with weekly visitors from all over the tri-state area and internationally.

 

This weekend they had an outdoor dance party at Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn, NY. This event has been going on for over 10 years at the Ft. Greene Park, but over the last couple of years they have run into major opposition from the “new folks to the area”. Mind you this is event has been here for 10 years without incident. If they have there way Soul Summit will be no more.

Soul Summit draws people from all walks of life. The young and the old. Straight, gay and everything in between.

For those of you who would like to check it out, come on down to either Ft. Greene Park or out to Coney Island and get your dance on.

 

See What Eye See…

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Greenpoint Brooklyn….

Greenpoint is another neighborhood that has also gone through a major transformation over the years. And still is.

Lovely Tree Lined Blocks

Pool Party and Cookout Brooklyn Style

Greenpoint is one of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods, thanks to an influx of young, college-educated newcomers who are transforming the Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

Local Watering Hole

Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered on the southwest by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the southeast by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the north by Newtown Creek and Long Island City, Queens at the Pulaski Bridge, and on the west by the East River. Originally farmland (many of the farm owners’ family names, e.g., Meserole and Calyer, still name the streets), the residential core of Greenpoint was built on parcels divided during the 19th century, with rope factories and lumber yards lining the East River to the west, while the northeastern section along the Newtown Creek through East Williamsburg became an industrial maritime reach. There has been an effort to reclaim not only the rezoned Greenpoint/Williamsburg East River waterfront for recreational use, but to extend that effort to include a continuous promenade into the Newtown Creek area.

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I came across this awesome furniture store will riding on West Street in Greenpoint. From The Source makes handmade furniture made in Indonesia.

http://www.fromthesourceny.com

Freedom Friday’s…

Freedom Friday’s is were I post various pictures I have taken while I am out and about. There is no rhyme or reason to these shots. Hope you enjoy.

Look at that huge dark cloud over the Empire State Building.

Biggie

Try and stay cool and enjoy your Friday…

See What Eye See…

 

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Views From Brooklyn…

These are shots from the Brooklyn side over to Manhattan. These pictures were taken on my various bike rides down by the East River.

Empire State Building

In the background you can see The United Nations Building

Freedom Tower…Site of the old World Trade Buildings

Met Life Building and Chrysler Building

Awesome View from The East River of Manhattan

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Williamsburg Bridge and The Manhattan Bridge is in the background

Williamsburg Bridge

New condos in Williamsburg

Lower Manhattan by City Hall

Power Plant…glad I do not live next to that place.

Nice Angle Shot…

New York City Public Housing. What a great view they have.

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