Appropriating Revolution at the Old Stone House, Brooklyn

Appropriating Revolution
A contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, August 17, 6-9 p.m

Exhibition dates: August 17-October 8, 2016

Hours: Fridays 3-7 p.m.; or by appointment. Call 718-768-3195 or email

Katherine Gressel, Curator

Exhibiting Artists: Lauren Frances Adams, Jim Costanzo [Aaron Burr Society], Gen Howe, Robert Gould, Alicia Grullon, Nsenga Knight

With outdoor public art installations by: Gen Howe, Anthony Heinz May

Revolutions have historically been both catalyzed and commemorated by iconic images, texts and actions–often manifested by artists and artisans. OSH itself serves as a powerful symbol of revolution, as a reconstructed Dutch colonial farmhouse on the land where the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn took place. In conjunction with the opening of OSH’s new permanent interactive exhibition, Old Stone House: Witness to War, Appropriating Revolution brings together contemporary artists inspired by the unique history of the House and of other past revolutions in their efforts to address the most important issues of today.

In a contemporary political climate where the term “revolution” (defined as “the overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system”) risks association with either polarizing rhetoric or cynical complacency, is there an especially appropriate role for artists to play by bringing the tactics and triumphs of the past to the forefront of our conversations?

Other Free Public Events:

Tuesday, September 20, 7-9pm: “Why I Shot Hamilton” Performance and whiskey distillation demo /tasting with Jim Costanzo [Aaron Burr Society]

Sunday, October 2, 1-3pm: Performance/workshop: “Pick It!” protest sign making with Alicia Grullon

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