Central Library
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Grand Lobby
Mar 20, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017
Famous literary quotes printed as postcards about libraries, reading, books and literacy submitted by Brooklyn Public Library’s librarians, staff members and Kennedy. Also included are printed quotations by some of the artist’s heroes including Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Paul Robeson, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and more.

Exhibition can be viewed in the Grand Lobby and the Dweck Center Lobby.

Dweck Center Lobby exhibition extended to August 15!

My work embodies my passion for stirring up strong emotions and encouraging people to think in previously unexplored ways. Letterpress posters are my preferred medium and through these strong graphics and bold typography, I aim to push issues of race, freedom and equality.

The exhibition on display is a new printing project installation which includes famous literary quotes printed as postcards about libraries, reading, books and literacy submitted by Brooklyn Public Library’s librarians, staff members and myself.

Also included are printed quotations by some of my heroes including Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Paul Robeson, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and more.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., BPL ExhibitionAmos Paul Kennedy, Jr. quit his corporate job at the age of forty to become, as he calls himself, “a humble Negro printer.” He received his MFA from the of Wisconsin, Madison, has taught workshops in over seventy countries and is currently spearheading the Detroit Printing Plant. He is featured in Laura Zinger’s documentary Proceed and Be Bold and hosts his Cash and Carry poster shows.

 

Special thanks to Brandon Graham, Jim Dyke, and Svetlana Dubnova who prepared and installed this exhibition.

Photo by Marissa Gawel for 99U

Email: printer@kennedyprints.com
Website: kennedyprints.com

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Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, including:

             

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dweck Center, including: The David Berg Foundation, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, James J. O’Toole, Janet Anderson, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, and numerous individuals.

WNYC is a media partner of the 2016-2017 BPL Presents Season.