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Exhibition “ReImagine Lefferts”

Published: May 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 May 30, 2024    05:00 PM-07:00 PM EDT

Lefferts Historic House

Address: 452 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

Phone: +1 718-789-2822


Exhibition “ReImagine Lefferts”

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate a significant milestone in our ReImagine Lefferts initiative! We are excited to unveil the work of our first Artist in Residence, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Furthermore, we will showcase the new interpretive plan for the museum, created by the renowned firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

Adama Delphine Fawundu hails from Brooklyn and is a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow. She has created a site-specific installation that is inspired by the research conducted by the Alliance into the lives of Africans who were enslaved by the Lefferts family. To date, we have identified 25 individuals who were enslaved at the house between its construction in 1783 and the abolition of slavery in New York in 1827. Fawundu’s installation transforms the facade of the house on Flatbush Avenue with 25 textile pieces, each honoring the everyday heroism of these individuals.

The new interpretive plan for the museum was created by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the designers of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. This plan was developed through collaboration and engagement with descendant and neighboring communities, culture bearers, scholars, artists, and civic leaders over the past year.

ReImagine Lefferts is a project funded through a Humanities in Place grant from the Mellon Foundation. It explores the lives, resistance, and resilience of Indigenous people of Lenapehoking, whose unceded ancestral lands the park and house are located on, as well as the Africans who were enslaved by the Lefferts family.

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm EST



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