program Spotlight | Brooklyn is Africa

Brooklyn is Africa: A Borough of Inclusion; A Continent of Invention presents over 50 rare African art pieces and artifacts with pieces as diverse as a woman’s head carved out of stone dating back 4,000 years from the Nok Dynasty (Niger) to a carved wooden royal coffin to Ebo Ceremonial Dance Dress. Brooklyn is Africa hails from the collection of Curators Eric Edwards, son of Bed-Stuy and founder of the Cultural Museum of African Arts, and Hollis King, acclaimed Creative Director at RestorationArt | Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY | February 10 to April 28.

presenting performance AND visual arts

RestorationArt is committed to bringing world-class performing and visual arts to the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and beyond across our multi-venue campus.


RestorationArt is home to an award-winning producing coalition of artistic institutions and artists who share our commitment to new work and new voices: Billie Holiday Theatre, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop and ChoreoQuest.


Cultivating global citizens through dance, drumming and theater. The Youth Arts Academy engages over 250 youth (ages 3 - 18) annually through dynamic and committed arts instruction; unique opportunities to meet world-class artists, such as Misty Copeland and Wendell Pierce, and exciting performance experiences.


Serving Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and beyond with talks, conversations, screenings, music concerts and house dance parties that are free and open to the public. Convening diverse community members from all walks of life.


In residence at Restoration Plaza are artists and cultural institutions who serve Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and beyond: Noel Pointer Foundation, Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance and Brooklyn Youth Chorus