Long-term installation, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium and Garden Passage
Skywriters & Constellations is an exhibition featuring the work of multi-media artist Kambui Olujimi. A short, fulldome video commissioned specifically for the Museum’s Dreyfuss Planetarium, Skywriters is an immersive work of art, a collage of time and space projected onto the Planetarium’s dome. Constellations, a related series of 12 lithographic prints, introduces visitors to many of the characters, creatures, and key events in Olujimi’s mythic narrative. Both the short and prints are drawn from Olujimi's novella, Wayward North (2010).
Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn and received his MFA from Columbia University in New York City. His works have premiered nationally at The Sundance Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, and Mass MoCA. Olujimi has been awarded residencies from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and is currently an Artist in Residence at the Project for Empty Space, Newark NJ.
Skywriters will be screened in the Dreyfuss Planetarium at 4 pm daily through June 16 and at 4:30 pm (Wed-Sat) June 19 - August 17. Entrance to the film is FREE with Museum admission, but ticketing is required. (Recommended for ages 12 and up). Note this program is not a traditional planetarium show, if you are interested in one of our astronomy, space or children’s shows, please see the Planetarium schedule.