The D.U.M.B.O Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit contemporary arts organization located in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The organization aims to foster interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public, in order to preserve the neighborhood of Dumbo as a springboard for new art. The DAC is unique in that it presents a year-round program of new exhibitions in its gallery, commissions site-specific art and provides educational programs for artists and high school students. The DAC also plays a large role in attracting visitors and the media to this once abandoned manufacturing area of Brooklyn – allowing this area to become an important art world destination.
The DAC is currently exhibiting Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin’s “What If? In the Days When the Tiger Smoked” until July 29th. This exhibition project explores a four-way union of real-world artists Orlan and Stelarc and fictional comic book superheroes such as the Scarlet Witch and the Vision. The exhibition includes various media like photography, graphic works, videos and interactive sculptures, and each character in the project symbolizes transmutation and the ability to cross boundaries from the biological to the cultural. Get more information on this current project here!
The DAC’s Benefit Auction is now live on Paddle8. Proceeds from the auction will support upcoming exhibitions and programs. The auction includes artists who have recently worked with the DAC, who will be showing at the DAC in the upcoming year, as well as some long time supporters. Artists include Celeste Fichter, Karl Erickson, Josh Blackwell, Bridget Batch, and many more! Online bidding has begun and ends July 18th at noon. Register and bid here.