Hart will be building a large-scale structure resembling a disjointed rooftop in the museum's fifth-floor rotunda, titled The Eastern Oracle.
Hart describes it as "an independent rooftop, removed from its house, and dropped from the sky to live its own life in a new context,” and will make references to the museum's Ancient Egyptian collection, African collection, and the Jan Martense Schenck House (a two-room structure built in 1676 that is Brooklyn's second-oldest example of Dutch-American architecture). According to the museum, visitors will be encouraged to physically interact with The Eastern Oracle and to use it as “a place for self-reflection and self-empowerment.”
Raw/Cooked is a series of five 10-week long exhibitions of up-and-coming Brooklyn artists, selected by an advisory board of established artists including Ron Gorchov, Michael Joo, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Amy Sillman, and Mickalene Thomas, with the final selections being made by Eugenie Tsai, John Vogelstein and Barbara Vogelstein.
Raw/Cooked launched in September with an exhibition of the work of Bushwick-based artist Kristof Wickman, followed by Bushwick-based Lan Tuazon and Shura Chernozatonskaya of Red Hook. The last exhibition in the series, opening late June, will present the work of Ulrike Müller, who is based in Sunset Park.