BRIC’s contemporary art program captures a rich cross section of ideas, voices and artistic media that reflect Brooklyn’s diverse community of artists.
Founded in 1981, BRIC's gallery (which was previously located in a couple different locations in Brooklyn Heights) is the oldest continuously operating contemporary art space in Brooklyn. Each season, the gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and mid-career artists, collaborative projects, and solo shows that reflect the borough’s diversity.
BRIC hosts free, drop-in programs for the public, curated in conjunction with current exhibitions, to engage audiences and facilitate interaction with the artworks on display. Events range from artist talks to literary reading series to performances that stimulate discussion about exhibition-related topics. Family Days
themed art-making workshops for kids and adults of all ages also run throughout the year.
BRIC’s Contemporary Art Education
programs take place in a variety of exciting settings, including classroom-based residencies for K-12 students, and school visits to the gallery at BRIC House. We partner with public schools in the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Brooklyn with a focus on underserved communities.
Opportunities for artists are integral to BRIC's Contemporary Art program.The BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry
is a comprehensive online resource of visual artists living and working in Brooklyn. With theEmerging Curator Program,
BRIC fosters emerging curatorial talent via an annual open call for exhibition proposals. Through the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
, BRIC's Community Media and Contemporary Art programs work together to provide training and equipment for Brooklyn-affiliated artists interested in exploring video as an artistic medium.