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Luba Lukova: Designing Justice at the Billie Holiday Theatre, Brooklyn, New York

November 4, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Billie Holiday Theatre

Restoration Plaza

1360 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11216

Opening Reception

Monday, November 4, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hors D'oeuvres and

Live Music

Gallery Hours

Monday – Sunday

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Luba Lukova: Designing Justice is on view at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The exhibition is part of the inaugural New Windows Festival, a major highlight of The Billie's 2019-2020 season. Forged in the sociocultural kiln of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements, the landmark theater is located in the heart of the largest community of African Americans in the nation, Central Brooklyn. The theater has been a beacon for world-class art for half a century.


Bold and sophisticated, Lukova's images are right at home in The Billie and have been greeted with unyielding enthusiasm by the audience. "Lukova's work embraces our shared humanity. Her messages reach the heart of the common man. From the top boss to the security guard, everybody has a favorite piece of her work," said Hollis King, creative director at The Billie Holiday Theatre.


Check out the visitors' reactions to Lukova's art and come experience it in person at the gallery!

Tammy Hall, storyteller

Delta Blues by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, Delta Blues, 2012, Silk-screen

Garland Lee Thompson Jr., poet and actor

Income Gap by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, Income Gap 2008, Silk-screen

I Have a Dream by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, I Have a Dream, 2012, Silk-screen

Melissa, artist

Ecology by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, Ecology, 1994, Silk-screen

Michelle, security guard

Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, designer and educator

Love by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, Love, 2001, Silk-screen

Sudan by Luba Lukova

Luba Lukova, Sudan, 1999, Silk-screen

Chev, theater assistant


"Simple yet profound... clever yet accessible." – NPR

"Creating some of the most iconic posters of the last decade, Luba Lukova is one of the most important visual artists of our generation. This is not up for debate. History will remember her work.

– John Foster, Rockpaperink

"Intense and unrelenting, pointing out the injustices and foibles of society in a cheerful aesthetic that surprises the viewer with its poignancy."

– William Corwin, Saatchi Magazine

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