Spike Lee is set to share a peek inside his brain of creativity through a new art exhibit coming to his hometown at the Brooklyn Museum.
The exhibit, curated by Kimberli Gant and Indira A. Abiskaroon, will be displayed thematically in seven sections with each featuring a clip from one of Lee’s films. The sections will highlight the influences Lee received from Black history and culture, his hometown of Brooklyn, other cinematic pieces, his family, music, politics, and sports.
“By making Lee’s collection accessible to the public, this showcase celebrates his legacy while honoring his deep connection to Brooklyn, a place that has been an integral part of his storytelling,” Gant said.
Other Black American artists who will be on display within the exhibit include Kehinde Wiley, Deborah Roberts, Elizabeth Catlett, and Michael Ray Charles. Renowned public figures will also be featured in the installation including Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, and the painter Jacob Lawrence.
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Source: Black Enterprise