Saturday February 4th, MAKE HISTORY with the Black Gotham Experience (BGX) at the Brooklyn Museum in the Beaux-Arts Court from 6-9pm for #TargetFirstSaturdays.
The design team for the forthcoming Black Gotham Experience graphic novel, Other Side of Wall Street, including Kamau Ware, Adrian Franks, Clifford Washington and William Ellis will convert event attendees into graphical art and displaying them in the museum LIVE! The designers will create an interactive design performance that weaves an engaging visual narrative.
DJs Jah Medicine and GoodWill of Pure Magic will curate the soundscape and audible art, spinning an upbeat soundtrack appropriate for the occasion.
feature photograph © Kay Hickman 2017
The Black Gotham Experience Teen Tours are visual and kinesthetic moments designed to give youth a broader and deeper understanding of New York City’s history and how it connects to their lives. This experience offers a dynamic way to explore themes covered on Regents Exams and Common Core Standards. Participating teens will be invited to share their learning with their peers and learn from different perspectives.
Black Gotham Experience is now a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Black Gotham Experience must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Your investment will help strengthen our Teen Tour program. We are thrilled to have another way to support the stories that celebrate the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Please consider being one of our supporters by donating through Fractured Atlas using the link above or below.
Responses from Teens
Thank you for your Black Gotham tour. I had a great time and grasped knowledge on black history that I wasn’t aware of. I really learned a lot, as I lacked knowledge and wasn’t taught at school. The walk was really educational and intriguing. I hope you continue with photography and Black Gotham.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for hosting the Opportunity Network on your walking tour. It was an incredibly enlightening and eye-opening experience. We all were captivated and learned so much about African history in New York. It was a significant experience. I hope all goes well with your graphic novel. Again, thank you so much for the experience.
Thank you for giving us a wonderful tour. It really changed the way we view New York City and its untold black history. It also showed us that there is history behind the simplest things in our environment. Thank you again and good luck completing your graphic novel.