In addition to our rotating exhibit space in Gallery 92 and our permanent exhibits, BLDG 92 often showcases talent in the atrium, hallways and building forecourt.
Currently on Display:
Weaving to Heal
Weaving to Heal highlights the success of weaving as a healing art for individuals living with physical and mental disabilities. Presented by Weaving Hand and BLDG 92, this exhibitition explores a shared history of healing arts.
Weaving Hand works with adults living with disabilities during weekly weaving sessions through long term partnerships with AHRC NYC, AHRC Middle and High School and LAND Gallery at League Treatment Center.
Previously on Display:
HERE & THERE
Inspired by the heritage of innovation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, third and fourth grade students at Clinton Hill's PS 20 sought a creative way to engage with the Yard's rich history and respond to the question "where is a place you like to go?" Their collages tell a layered story about the past, present, and future of a shared neighbor hood.
HERE & THERE is being shown in conjunctin with Black ARTstory Month 2016 and is in part inspired by this year's theme of "some assembly required."
Porthole to Freedom
BLDG 92 debuts a new exhibit, Porthole to Freedom, by 16-year old Brooklyn-based photographer Noah Zimny. Zimny's grandfather is a survivior of the horrific USS Constellation fire at the Yard in 1960 which claimed the lives of 50 men including many of his close friends. Through this project, Zimny explores his relationship with his grandfather, the profound effect this tragedy had on his life, and he honors the man who he has only recently come to know.
These Hands Built Curated by Daonne Huff (February - April, 2015)
Drawing inspiration from archival photographs of African American workers sewing flags and building ships as well as the quilts of Gee's Bend and Faith Ringgold, this patchwork quilt recognizes and honors the physical labor and craft work demonstrated by those African American men and women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II.
Wesley Fagan: A Life in Pictures (January - December, 2013)
Wesley Fagan (1910 – 2012) began his career at the Navy Yard as a messenger, working his way up to Supervisor of the Photographic Division. Over two decades of service he shot dignitaries, famous ships and the tragic USS Constellation fire in 1960 which claimed 50 lives. When not behind the camera, he was playing music—often alongside jazz legends in popular nightclubs.
Fagan’s love for music, service to his country—both here and in Okinawa, and professionalism are celebrated in this exhibit of selections of his work.