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Take our exhibition home with you!!

10 Jan

You can now order a full-color Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion catalog documenting all the work in the exhibition, complete with panoramic photos of the entire show by photographer Hugh Crawford, and beautiful documentation of Emily Weiskopf’s Unparallel Way outdoor sculpture by photographer Robert Levine. The book also contains all the interpretive exhibition text by curator Katherine Gressel, plus statements by Old Stone House Executive Director Kim Maier, Transportation Alternatives Deputy Director Noah Budnick, and Streetsblog editor-in-chief Benjamin Fried.

Follow this link to order your book on All proceeds help support future Brooklyn Utopias exhibitions.


New photos of Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion gallery exhibition by Hugh Crawford

2 Jan

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NEW: Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion Closing Party and book launch, January 10

9 Dec

Haven’t had a chance to see Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion yet?  Recommended by multiple media (News 12 Brooklyn: “a way to think differently about your next subway or bus ride”) the gallery exhibition and corresponding outdoor sculpture by Emily Weiskopf have also been highlighted in DNAInfo, Gothamist, Brownstoner, and Archetizer. See complete press coverage HERE.

Our new January 10 closing event will offer a final opportunity to discuss the exhibit with the artist and curators. Artist Marie Christine Katz will also present the culminating performance of  “Knitting… i need you” an ongoing interactive project. Through several scheduled events over the course of the exhibition’s run, Katz collected community members’ transportation stories while also offering knitting lessons and conducting a Twitter guided walk Let’s Take a Walk at OSH. At the closing party, Katz will recount stories told during these knitting sessions, while creating a temporary installation of knitted material. Leading up to the final event, Katz will hold several additional knitting and storytelling sessions:

Saturday, January 4th, 1-4pm
Tuesday,  January  7th, 11am-2pm
** Note the artist will be “roaming” around the OSH area and may be in the house, at the nearby S’nice cafe, or in the park.

The closing event will also unveil a new full-color exhibition catalog by curator Katherine Gressel, documenting the exhibit and public art, and expected to be available for –pre order in early January 2014.

New exhibition and public art photos!

29 Oct

Thanks Bob Levine for these wonderful photos of the Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion exhibition at the Old Stone House 2nd floor gallery, and the new Emily Weiskopf public sculpture on the 4th Avenue traffic median, in partnership with the NYC DOT.

Unparallel Way by Emily Weiskopf, installed on the traffic median on 4th Avenue between 3rd and 5th Streets: Photos by Bob Levine

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Exhibition photos by Bob Levine

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Emily Weiskopf Public Sculpture installation on 4th Avenue: photos and press coverage!

25 Oct

We are thrilled to report that the Emily Wiekopf’s sculpture Unparallel Way has now been installed on the 4th avenue traffic median between 3rd and 5th streets! It will be on view for the next 11 months.

Check out recent press coverage about the project and the Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion exhibition!

Leslie Albrecht, Public Art Project Makes Waves on Fourth Avenue, DNAinfo, 10/24/13

Jen Carlson, Why Don’t We Have A Monorail Connecting Manhattan To Brooklyn? Gothamist, 10/24/13

Lori Zimmer, Emily Weiskopf’s Unparallel Way, Art Nerd New York, 10/28/13

Douglas Turner, Artist Emily Weiskopf Beautifies Brooklyn,, 10/27/13

Andrew Russeth, Morning Links: Count Plaza Edition, Gallerist NY, 10/25/13

About the project:

Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion, in partnership with the Old Stone House and the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program (DOT), is pleased to present a temporary public art installation on 4th Avenue by Emily Weiskopf.   In New York City, we often walk, ride, drive, or bike side-by-side unconsciously leading parallel lives. By raising the yellow lines that separate Fourth Avenue’s traffic lanes, Unparallel Way questions and heightens awareness of these paths we all follow, suggesting alternatives in a playful perspective. By encouraging going with the flow and contemplating our surroundings, the sculpture also symbolizes efforts to calm Fourth Avenue traffic.

Official unveiling ceremony and press conference: Monday, October 28, 11am at the traffic median.

Photo of the completed piece, courtesy of NYC DOT:

Weiskopf_Emily_Unparallel Way

Installation photos by Bob Levine:

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Enter the next “Bicycle Utopia: Am I Invisible?” Photo Contest!

30 Sep

Our partner on the Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion exhibit, Bicycle Utopia, is holding its “Am I Invisible?” competition this fall, an open call for photography and photography-based art that captures the style and spirit of New York City cycling. You can see a display relating to their 2012 competition at our exhibition on view at the Old Stone House through January 12!

By visiting this website, you are eligible to receive 30% off the submission price. Visit our Bicycle Utopia page to find out how, and to get more info about the competition!

Photos from opening night!

26 Sep

The opening of Brooklyn Utopias: in TRANSITion on Tuesday, September 17 was a big success! See photos below from the exhibition inside the gallery, the public art outdoors, and Marie Christine Katz’s “Let’s Take a Walk” performance!

OPENING PERFORMANCE: “LET’S TAKE A WALK” WITH MARIE CHRISTINE KATZ. View more images and a complete description at

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Photos from Petra Valentova’s art workshop on 9/4!

10 Sep

“What would we like to see on Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue instead of so much traffic?”

That was the question posed by artist Petra Valentova at a workshop she held in Washington Park outside the Old Stone House on Wednesday, September 4, in preparation for her installation at Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion. The workshop was open to local kids and community members of all ages who were in the park that day, and a range of children from 2.5-7 years old joined in. Check out their amazing drawings below:

Petra Valentova’s large wall mural at OSH, “Polystory/episode 4: Brooklyn 4&4,” will depict the corner of 4th street and 4th avenue which is an area slated for traffic calming measures to make it safer for pedestrians.  These drawings from the workshop are now being translated into magnetic Styrofoam objects to be used in the exhibit. Visitors will be able to arrange these objects to cover a spray-painted silhouette of a car on the wall, “forcing” the car to ‘disappear”, and “replacing” it with the objects that the people in the community would prefer to see on 4th Avenue. (see below image).

Petra Valentova, sketch for interactive wall mural at OSH
Petra Valentova, sample styrofoam objects to be created at workshop and as interactive component for installation
Petra Valentova, sample styrofoam objects to be created at workshop and as interactive component for installation
Come to our opening reception on September 17 to see the final result and to add your own ideas to the installation!

Announcing the artists for “Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion!” and Kickstarter launched!

22 Aug

We are pleased to announce an amazing lineup of artists and event participants for the 2013 Brooklyn Utopias exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, addressing critical transportation issues! View their names, a preview of some of the artwork, and complete info about the show on our Upcoming Exhibitions page!

Also, we really need your support this year to raise enough funds to cover production costs for all participating artists to create, frame, and/or transport their work…and to install it professionally. This is our most ambitious exhibition yet, so we are counting on you to join our team, plus there are some great rewards, including an invite to our VIP reception!


Thank you to everyone who supported us last year!

Call for entries: Brookyn Utopias: In TRANSITion!

16 May

NOTE: Calls for submissions for the September 2013 show are now closed. Please visit the Upcoming Exhibitions page for more information on the selected artists!

Our newest Brooklyn Utopias exhibition is being planned for September 2013, inviting artists to consider the future of urban transportation in Brooklyn and beyond.  We will have a main exhibition in Brooklyn’s Old Stone House & Washington Park gallery and grounds, and satellite public art exhibitions at nearby traffic medians on 4th Avenue in Park Slope/Gowanus, Brooklyn, in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

We are now welcoming submissions from artists and organizations, due Monday, July 15!

Visit the Calls for Entry page to find out how to get involved in this exciting new Brooklyn Utopias project.



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