Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Ryan Hollowell

Aileen Chumard 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Meet the Makers is a BLDG 92 blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are "making it" in and around Brooklyn. Check out our new exhibit, Making it in NYC!

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New Exhibit! Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing

Aileen Chumard 2 months, 1 week ago

Welcome to the world of makers & manufacturers! BLDG 92 is buzzing with the hustle and bustle of a new exhibit opening! Check out the video below, read the press release here and learn more here.

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Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Nora Ligorano

Aileen Chumard 5 months, 1 week ago

Meet the Makers is a new BLDG 92 Blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are “making it” in and around the Yard.

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Visiting Artists Announced!

Aileen Chumard 5 months, 3 weeks ago

BLDG 92 is pleased to announce our 2014 Visiting Artists. These six submissions were selected from a pool of qualified and creative applicants all seeking to connect with and draw artistic inspiration from the Navy Yard. We're looking forward to seeing the Yard, our tenants and our rich history reflected in the photography, painting, sculpture and performance art of this dynamic group. 

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Meet the Makers: Davin Kuntze

Aileen Chumard 6 months, 1 week ago

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The Naval Lyceum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Aileen Chumard 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Thomas Stowell Phelps. Reminiscences of Seattle, Washington Territory, and the U.S. Sloop-of-War “Decatur” During the Indian War of 1855-1856.  Seattle: Alice Harriman Company, 1908. Thomas Stowell Phelps. Reminiscences of Seattle, Washington Territory, and the U.S. Sloop-of-War “Decatur” During the Indian War of 1855-1856. Seattle: Alice Harriman Company, 1908.

Hi, everyone, I'm Lorraine McConaghy, public historian at Seattle's Museum of History & Industry. I've been researching the antebellum Pacific Squadron for a few years, especially the 1854-1859 Pacific cruise of the sloop-of-war DECATUR, and published Warship Under Sail:  The USS DECATUR in the Pacific West, University of Washington Press, 2009.  DECATUR was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1839 to great fanfare, but my story really begins with the ship's assignment to the Pacific Squadron, in December 1853. 

While researching the ship's cruise, I learned that many of the officers were - as the assistant surgeon put it - "swept by a passion for collecting" when the DECATUR traveled slowly through the Strait of Magellan, from the Atlantic into the Pacific, in 1854. They gathered stones and bones, feathers and fur - specimens - but they also gathered weapons and costumes - artifacts. They were working as amateur scientists, using this rare opportunity in the Strait to carefully gather, arrange, organize and prepare their collection to be crated when the sloop-of-war called at Valparaiso, the base for the Pacific Squadron. The collection was to be shipped to the Naval Lyceum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, by the next ship ...

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Now at BLDG 92,

Seasonal Photography Tours: our first annual Photography Contest

Aileen Chumard 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a photographer’s dream. Spread out over 300 acres, the Yard boasts architectural evidences of the site’s rich history amid towering examples of its modern industrial rebirth, all set against a backdrop of natural landscapes and waterfront vistas. It is no wonder that many professional photographers have studios in the Yard and that many other amateur photographers, Yard enthusiasts and Instagram geeks have been clamoring to get “behind the fence.”

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Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Christopher Sanchez

Aileen Chumard 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Chef Christopher Sanchez photographed by Melanie Duault Chef Christopher Sanchez photographed by Melanie Duault

Meet the Makers is a new BLDG 92 Blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are “making it” in and around the Yard.

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Meet the Makers: Vardon Owen Marshall

Aileen Chumard 8 months ago

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The Yard as Muse - the Visiting Artist Program

Aileen Chumard 9 months, 2 weeks ago
"Hospital Annex, Brooklyn Navy Yard." Pastel over gouache on watercolor paper. 2012, Enid Braun, Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artist "Hospital Annex, Brooklyn Navy Yard." Pastel over gouache on watercolor paper. 2012, Enid Braun, Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artist

BLDG 92’s Visiting Artist Program grants access to artists who wish to use the Yard—both the site itself and the heritage it holds—as inspiration. The Yard’s reinvention, from the premier naval shipyard it was to the thriving industrial park it is today, can be seen through the architecture, the increasingly green landscape and the diversity and productivity of workers here today. The Visiting Artist program, launched in 2012, was established in response to the tremendous interest conveyed by local, national and international artists to get “behind the gate” and take part themselves in this incredible story.

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