The Door Project

Presented in partnership with the Art Students League of New York’s Seeds of the League program
doors art piece

June 26th–September 4th
Free and Open to the Public Daily
Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance

In everyday life, a door separates two physical spaces. But as a symbol, it can represent so much more—the boundary between the living and the dead, a passageway to acceptance, or a metaphor for transition.

The Door Project, the result of a collaboration with the Art Students League of New York’s Seeds of the League program, features twelve artworks created by Brooklyn public school students and teaching artists who used ordinary doors as their canvases. Through field trips to The Green-Wood Cemetery and weekly sessions with Seeds’ teaching artists in their schools, students considered the literal and conceptual nature of doors. The resulting works address a variety of issues and themes, from immortality and death to climate change and the environment, to race and belonging, and love, loss, and community. By decorating these doors, local youth are opening their own voices to engage with the public.

As you wander through Green-Wood’s first-ever youth art exhibition, we invite you to cross this threshold with us and think about what a door means to you. 

The installation is free and open to the public daily, during regular visiting hours, through Monday, September 4, 2023. It is located just inside the Cemetery’s Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place.

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