Image from Micro Museum street level access art gallery. The gallery exhibited 1000s USA performing, visual and media artists from 2002-2014. It was also (by day) a learning center for creative industries from 1986 - 2015. Now Micro Museum is located on the 2nd floor at 123 Smith Street.
It is very rare that we are open to the walk-in public. Our exhibitions are open only for special occasions. Please check the “Performance Art” information in this website for upcoming details. Want to know more? Check out “What’s Going On” too. Send us your questions or comments. PS: Kathleen Laziza and Micro Museum post frequently on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Feel free to befriend. Just let her know that you visited the museum’s website.
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1977 William and Kathleen Laziza meet in Austin Texas making public access TV
1978 Kathleen and William Laziza participated Interart Works CETA program
1979 The Laziza travel worldwide
1980 Laziza move to NYC
1983 The Lazizas have 1st child, Leonardo Laziza
1984 – 2004 Spontaneous Combustion became live events – later public access TV
1986 Micro Museum occupies 123 Smith Street 2nd floor in Brooklyn
1986 - 1997 Neighborhood & Community Dev (including KIDS PRESS Magazine)
1989 The Lazizas have 2nd child Dylan Laziza
1989 – 2013 Orchestrated free art program w/ Brooklyn Heights Parks
1993 Formed Promote Art Works, Inc.
1996 Kathleen Laziza’s “Intersection of Dance, Technology and Performance Art” by MIT Press and ISAST
1996 – 2006 International Not Still Art Festival with video curator Carol Goss
1997 – 2001 Brooklyn Eco-Dev Focus (including Bklyn Cultural Circuit and Visitor's Center)
1999 Micro Museum acquires 78 RPM record collection from Metropolitan Museum
2000 NY Times selected "The Videograph" as “ Art of the Future” (Jan 1, 2000)
2000 Expand 2,000 square feet for educational opportunities w/ 100s of educator
2000-2010 Orchestrated 1000s of grassroots art presentations on the 1st and 2nd floors
2001 The Lazizas create “THE CRYSTAL BOX” as First Cyber-Artists for Downtown Community Television
2001 Kathleen received certificate from Arts Leadership Institute Columbia University
2002 – 2005 “Odd Sunday” Visual Art Series (12 programs with individual artists)
2003 - 2008 “Fertile Ground” Art & Performance Series
2003 - 2008 "Open Walls " and "Instant Receptions" for grassroots artists
2004 Registered Trademark from US Patents and Trademark Office
2005 “SILVER” (5 programs by Lazizas including a street party w/ Cyro Baptista)
2006 “Circus Surreal” w/ co-curator Juliette Pellitier (2 programs w/ over 50 artists)
2007 “Spectrum: The Chakra Element” (8 programs w/ 70 artists)
2008 – 2010 BIG Ideas (11 programs with over 50 artists)
2010 – 2014 XXV – OMG! (9 programs w/ the Lazizas and others)
2011 Micro Museum is 25 years on Smith Street (w/ Muffinhead, Fredrix and others)
2013 The Lazizas add 18 videoart works to the Internet Video Archives
2013 “Spring Fever” on 5th Ave documented by Bill Cunningham in the NY Times
2013 “Picturing You” w/ Benton C. Bainbridge & John LaMacchia
2015 Uproot museum from 1st floor and re-install on 2nd floor
2015 "Refresh" ten videodance screenings by Kathleen Laziza w/John LaMacchia
2016 “Artist by Definition’ w/ Jamie Leo, Mike MacIvor, Pamela Sneed, Kay Nishikawa
2017 "MAKE IT YOUR OWN" An 8 parts/9 minutes video series that exploring creative life. YouTube & this website
2018 Four LED co. Videodances (circa 1998, 1995, 1986, 1985) re-imagined w/German songwriter Rich Millen and Metamorphosis (circa 1987) was re-imagined by Brazilian composer Marcel Rocha. Available on YouTube.