Category Archives: Exhibitions

Photo of the Week: Polar Bears in Brooklyn

When most people think of winter in Brooklyn, swimming at Coney Island isn’t the first thing to come to mind. Brooklyn Photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold captured this man—a member of the Polar Bear Club—doing just that during the winter of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: She said, She said exhibition

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the opening of the exhibition She said, She said: Art and inspiration in the work of Nell Painter and Lucille Fornasieri Gold.  If you weren’t already aware, Lucille Gold generously donated a set … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation: Copperheads Respond

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. The American political landscape was marked by many different and complicated factions during the Civil … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation: Black Soldiers Respond

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. As I discussed a few weeks ago, the promotion of black military service was among … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – Abraham Lincoln Responds

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. For 150 years, historians have debated Abraham Lincoln’s motivations, feelings, and beliefs about slavery and … Continue reading

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