IN PURSUIT OF FREEDOM NOW!
Join Weeksville Heritage Center this summer for a 50th anniversary opening of two blockbuster exhibitions; ‘In Pursuit of Freedom Now!’ a pop up public history exhibit amplifying the roots and wings of activism and ‘Forward Ever! Sacred Ground & Sovereign Space’ a contemporary art exhibit, exploring our creative resilience that seeks to reclaim sovereign spaces where we can be brilliant, Black and free.
Curated by Monica Montgomery, this duo of exhibitions includes programs the whole family can enjoy, dozens of partners and event activations that engage black communities from Brooklyn and beyond. IPOF Now! + Forward Ever! features the lush, beautiful campus of Weeksville Heritage Center as a launch pad of freedom, justice and meaning making, giving visitors the chance to participate and shape our exhibits.
Take Action Center
Freedman’s Torchlight remix
Kids Exhibit + Activities
Social Justice Art
This exhibition is proudly supported by Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, the Mellon Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
In Pursuit of Freedom Now!
MAY 25TH - JULY 28TH
Liberated space is right beneath our feet, In Pursuit of Freedom Now! illuminates the African American path to freedom, centering radical black history of yesteryear and modern movements of today.
MAY 25TH - JUNE 23RD
‘Forward Ever! Sacred Ground, Sovereign Space is a show of contemporary art, highlighting the creative resilience and meaning making thats part and parcel of intentional black community.
Experience a full suite of programs for all ages and interests: community fairs, documentary screenings, town hall forums, musical acts, vendors, photo booths, hands on activities and a never before seen look at the Weeksville archives. Our programs serve as a welcome for audiences near and far to #RediscoverWeeksville and celebrate the enduring power of community uplift, self determination and unapologetic blackness.