Brooklyn Museum’s ’23 exhibition schedule leaps across artistic categories
Picasso, The Great Migration, African fashion, zine art and more
PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Brooklyn Museum’s upcoming 2023 exhibitions span a true multitude of topics and contemporary muses. From the history and dissection of social progress and equality – as well as a timely exhibition of the rich countercultural ‘zine’ art – to the display and analysis of African artistic techniques, the institution will be commemorating poignant art in the near and far past.
Next year’s presentations include a group show of contemporary artists reflecting on the complex and continuing legacy of the Great Migration; a landmark exhibition celebrating the creativity, ingenuity, and global impact of African fashions; a multidecade survey of visually captivating, experimental work by María Magdalena Campos-Pons; and the first major exhibition of zines by artists working in North America, bringing attention to this unexamined but vibrant aesthetic practice.
In addition, as part of a global initiative marking the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, the Museum will partner with writer and comedian Hannah Gadsby to explore the artist’s legacy through a feminist lens.
“Next year, we’re showcasing exciting and relevant exhibitions that connect past to present,” says Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director.
“A display of recent video and photography work by Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter, for example, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade by investigating the history of reproductive injustice. And an installation from our Arts of Africa collection commemorates the centennial of a historic Brooklyn Museum exhibition—the first in the United States to display African works as art objects, not ethnographic material.”