BAM to Renovate Harvey Theater
BAM will upgrade and replace the seating in the BAM Harvey Theater, which will also be fitted for HD transmissions and digital cinema film screenings. The theater will also be connected to 230 Ashland Place (the future home of the BAM Hamm Archives Center), which BAM recently purchased.
In June 2012, BAM will unveil a new The BAM Richard B. Fisher Building, located at 321 Ashland Place. The space will include a flexible 250-seat theater--the Judith & Alan Fishman Space and Samuel H. Scripps Stage -- designed to accommodate any performance form or medium; a 1,400-square foot rehearsal studio-- the Rita K. Hillman Studio -- to serve artists' developing work and accommodate local arts organizations' events; a classroom/meeting space for the development of artistic projects--the Max Leavitt Theater Workshop--for BAM education and humanities programs and for community use; a green-design rooftop space for special events, including the Geraldine Stutz Gardens; and the Peter Jay Sharp Lobby exhibition space for Brooklyn visual artists. The Fisher building will be used for expanded family programming.
From January 15, 2012 through August 31, 2012, in the lobby of the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM will present a three-part, comprehensive exhibition illuminating the institution's history, featuring rare video, photographs, print documentation, unique objects, and paper ephemera.