Reimagining Tradition

Reimagining Tradition | Map | Press Release | Leigh Davis | Erin Ellen Kelly | James Leonard | Jasmine Murrell | Nia I’man Smith | ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS | Panel Discussion | Volunteer

September 30-October 22, 2017
Panel Discussion: November 9, 6:30pm (Brooklyn Public Library)

September 30: James Leonard
October 8: Nia I’man Smith
October 14: Jasmine Murrell
October 15: Erin Ellen Kelly
October 20-22: Leigh Davis

Reimagining Tradition is a three-week exhibition developed by Open Source Gallery, to highlight intersections between socially engaged art and ritual practice. Reimagining Tradition will take place September 30 – October 22 as a series of site-specific projects by New York City-based artists. These pieces defy the constraints of traditional gallery exhibitions and blur modern distinctions between art and the sacred. We are excited to celebrate this collection of work that inspires introspection and activates compassion within the community and the art world at large.

Thank you to our project advisor and exhibition partners:
Nina Mehta, PARCEO, Green-Wood Cemetery, Kelly Street Garden, Inner Fields, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

This project is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation.


10th Anniversary Fundraiser

December 2, 2017 7:00pm Early Bird Tickets: $60 Join us to celebrate an amazing 10 years of Open Source–and raise money to support our next 20 years! Over the past 10 years, Open Source has connected our community to artists from all over the world, shared stories, encouraged children’s creativity and spread love through public […]

church of monika

cHURCH OF MONIKA: Tusia Dabrowska

What is the cHURCH? | cHURCH OF MONIKA: Tusia Dabrowska | Artist website November 12, 2017 11:00am Join us at the cHURCH as Tusia Dabrowska hosts and explores her work and different kinds of “work.” This is a free event. Bagels and coffee will be served. Can you imagine a world where work would be […]

Kids program


Our partnership with Fuseworks means they will have a presence at some events with a range of their wares available for purchase.