Long-term installation, Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium and Garden Passage
Skywriters & Constellations is a new 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 night sky of 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. Entrance to the film is FREE with Museum admission, but ticketing is required. (Recommended for ages 10 and up)