Activist Art and a Trip to The Islands



Do not miss the phenomenal survey exhibition "JR: Chronicles" (closing October 18th), featuring the global community interventions of French street artist and activist JR on the first floor of the Brooklyn Museum. Head up to the fifth floor to see the dazzling installation, “Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks,” where the original works of Gibson share a space with Native American artworks from the museum's collection. Both exhibitions provide plenty of opportunities to discuss issue of class, race, museum practices and other insightful topics with children.


After a satisfying walk through the galleries of the Brooklyn Museum, stroll along Washington Street to The Islands and be prepared to indulge in the some of the most delicious Jamaican cuisine. Adults can indulge in oxtails over rice with pigeon beans and steamed vegetables, which pairs nicely with the homemade sorrel. The macaroni and cheese and homemade lemonade is always a hit with the kids.


Check out FamilyArtTravel.com for more information about art exhibitions to catch around NYC!


Arts & Culture Activity

Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Recommended Exhibitions: "JR: Chronicles" and "Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to a Stone It Cracks"

Food & Drink Activity

The Islands, 671 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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