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Bronx Museum of The Arts

Bronx Museum of The Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
718-681-6000

Mission:

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs. Reflecting the borough's dynamic communities, the Museum is the crossroad where artists, local residents, national and international visitors meet.

About Us:

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is an internationally recognized cultural destination that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and education programs and is committed to promoting cross-cultural dialogues for diverse audiences. Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, artists, teens, and families through its robust education initiatives and public programs. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Museum implemented a universal free admission policy, supporting its mission to make arts experiences available to all audiences.

History:

In its first decade, The Bronx Museum of the Arts was housed in the public rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse located on Grand Concourse and 161st Street. In 1982, it moved five blocks north on the Concourse to 165th street into a former synagogue purchased and donated by the City of New York. As part of the Museum's initiative to expand the scope of its youth and family programs, it began an ambitious capital project to enhance its facility.  In February 2004, The Museum began construction on a 16,000 sq. ft. building to the north of the existing facility. Its design by the Miami-based firm Arquitectonica was awarded the "Excellence in Design" prize by The Art Commission of the City of New York in 2003. The $19 million space opened in October 2006 and features a major gallery, flexible events / program spaces, an outdoor terrace, and an entire floor dedicated to education programs and classrooms.


Upcoming Events at Bronx Museum of The Arts

Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Friday, Dec 10, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Sarah K. Williams, 'On the Upkeep of Demanding Shapes'

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Friday, Dec 17, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Sunday, Dec 19, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Thursday, Dec 23, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Friday, Dec 24, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial

Saturday, Dec 25, 2021 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Recent News

Exhibition - Our Futures In Color at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

This exhibit was curated by the Spring 2021 Teen Council cohort at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Teen Council writes: Over the past year, many dreams were lost and shattered due to the pandemic and hard circumstances in NYC. Time was paused and…

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Exhibition - Born in Flames: Feminist Futures at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Born in Flames: Feminist Futures, the first in a year-long series of exhibitions celebrating the institution’s 50th Anniversary and legacy as a museum dedicated to social justice. This group…

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Exhibition - Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It's Good To You at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Wardell Milan: Amerika. God Bless You If It’s Good To You, the first major solo museum exhibition of Harlem-based artist Wardell Milan (b. 1977, Knoxville, Tennessee). Curated by Holly Block…

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Exhibition - Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The Bronx Museum presents Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial showcasing the work of 68 early career artists from the 2018 and 2019 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s AIM Fellowship program. Co-organized by Ian Cofre (Director, PS 122 Gallery) and…

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Exhibition - Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space presents drawings by the Brooklyn-based artist that critique how mediated images of systemic violence against Black and Brown young men in contemporary American history have shaped our fear, empathy, and…

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Exhibition - What We Call Home: Teens Curate The Collection at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Home is a familiar place where you can find comfort in your surroundings. During the quarantine home has also become a space to learn, grow, build and rest. Each of the artworks we selected depicts our cultures and community as we see them. By…

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Exhibition - Jose Parla: It's Yours at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

José Parlá: It’s Yours will be the first solo museum exhibition of the internationally renowned artist in New York City. The new paintings evoke the artist’s personal connection to the Bronx, as well as the borough’s…

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Exhibition - Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch at Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch is the first survey of quilt-based works by the award-winning, New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The solo show features over 60 quilt-based works by the artist that seamlessly weave American history into a broader…

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Exhibition - Henry Chalfant: Art vs. Transit, 1977-1987 at Bronx Museum of The Arts

Widely regarded as one of the most significant documentarians of street art, Henry Chalfant has produced a voluminous body documenting the emergence of the trend since its early days in the Bronx, following its transformation into the international…

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Exhibition - Christopher K. Ho: Aloha To The World At The Don Ho Terrace At Bronx Museum Of The Arts

What happens when an artist disengages, psychically if not ideologically, from the margins. Can those in the mainstream responsibly acknowledge and harness their status toward progressive art in the US and elsewhere. These pressing questions inform…

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Exhibition - Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, And Body At Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Featuring Photographs by John Rowe Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a sophisticated and pointed examination of the influence of African oral-based traditions on Cuba through the experimental lens of contemporary…

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Exhibition - Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter At Bronx Museum Of The Arts

The sculptural work of Diana Al Hadid often refers to boundaries as a way to challenge preconceived notions of how one defines and experiences space. Drawing from an array of art historical and scientific references, Al Hadid’s work treads…

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Exhibition: Clayton Frazier: Faces of the Island of Saint Dominique at Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx-born photographer Clayton Frazier has balanced a career in special education and history with his work creating publicity and video presentations for companies such as CBS, Warner Brothers, Arista Records, the United Nations, in addition to…

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Exhibition: Wild Noise - Ruido Salvaje at Bronx Museum of the Arts

Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje is an exploration of contemporary Cuban art from the 1970s to the present that looks at how Cuban artists both on the island and abroad have grappled with issues of identity, community, and the urban experience. Bringing…

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Exhibition: Arlene Slavin - Intersections at Bronx Museum of the Arts

At the Bronx Museum’s Terrace, Arlene Slavin will present a group of sculptures from Intersections, a series that plays off the principle of the sundial. In these works, Slavin employs crisscrossed, translucent colored webs which remain stable,…

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Exhibition - Daniel Hauben: Reflecting On The Familiar At Bronx Museum Of The Arts

Over the past 40 years, Bronx native and resident Daniel Hauben has focused his attention on the changing urban landscape of our cities, creating paintings of streets and parks from the perspective of windows and rooftops. His first attempts to…

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Exhibition - Collection Spotlight: Quisqueya Henriquez At Bronx Museum Of The Arts

As a participant of the 1980s generation of artists that came of out of the Instituto Superior de Art (ISA), in Havana, Quisqueya Henriquez was deeply influenced by the conceptual and experimental pedagogical model promoted by ISA at the time. With…

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Exhibition Hank Willis Thomas 2016

New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas explores issues of identity, media, race, and popular culture through sculptures, photographs, and text-based works. He often appropriates recognizable imagery from advertisements and branding campaigns in…

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Exhibition Bronx Focus Paintings by Valeri Larko 2016

For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side…

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Exhibition: Art Aids America

This summer The Bronx Museum of the Arts will present Art AIDS America, the first exhibition to examine the deep and ongoing influence of the AIDS crisis on American art and culture. The exhibition will feature more than 125 works in a wide range of…

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Exhibition: En Foco Presents Mask

En Foco Presents Mask: Photographs by Frank Gimpaya In 2007, the Museum of Modern Art exhibited a series of drawings by French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman Georges Seurat. Frank Gimpaya was taken by the painter’s 1882 rendering of The…

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Exhibition: Caza

Caza: Rochele Gomez, Margaret Lee, Alejandra Seeber Caza: Rochele Gomez, Margaret Lee, Alejandra Seeber is part of The Neighbors, a series of three small-scale, successive exhibitions of contemporary art organized by guest curator Sofía Hernández…

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Exhibition: Reflections in Tea

Since 2007 Michele Brody has been serving tea to the public through the interactive community-based project Reflections in Tea.  The ritual performance of preparing loose-leaf tea within special paper filters is shared with individuals and groups.…

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Jill Baroff: In A Grove

Since the mid-1990s, Jill Baroff has been strongly influenced by Japanese architecture, which she categorizes as “floor-based,” as opposed to the West’s emphasis on verticality. During a six-month NEA fellowship in Japan, Baroff was captivated…

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Exhibition: Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works

The Bronx Museum of the Arts will present an exhibition of photographic works by Michelle Stuart, on view February 3 through June 26. Widely recognized as one of the very few female pioneers of Land Art, Stuart is known for her nature-based art…

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Transitions: A Photography Exhibition

We teeter on moments of change, brought by forces that reach in and push out. Memories checker our thoughts; we wonder what decisions will be carved into the borders that frame our histories, and futures. What hangs in the balance, what will reach…

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Exhibition - Flow.15: Outdoor Art on Randall's Island

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW annual summer art exhibitions along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of…

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Exhibition - Martin Wong: Human Instamatic

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic will be the first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999) since his untimely death. This project gains momentum from recent exhibitions examining Wong as a collector and…

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Exhibition - Please Touch

Featuring three new works, the installation Please Touch conveys artist Raul Mourão's awareness of the city, with its characters, architecture, objects and accidents. Displaced from their original sites and stripped of any function, mundane street…

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Exhibition - Jaime Davidovich: Adventures Of The Avant-Garde

Jaime Davidovich is perhaps best known in New York for his original contributions to the video and television practices of the 1970s and early 1980s through Cable Soho and the Artists’ Television Network. Nevertheless, his incursion into video and…

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Exhibition - Presente: The Young Lords In New York

Organized by guest curators Johanna Fernández and Yasmín Ramírez, Presente: The Young Lords in New York is the first museum survey to examine the radical social group founded by Puerto Rican youth in New York and Chicago in the 1960s. The Young…

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Exhibition - Wild Noise: Artwork From The Bronx Museum Of The Arts And El Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana (MNBA) have announced an unprecedented joint arts initiative that is the culmination of years of planning and collaboration. Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of…

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Bronx Artist Alicia Grullon Presents ‘Morir Sonando’ as Part of Bronx Armory Week Exhibition at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx, NY - As part of the Armory Week in the Bronx, Bronx artist Alicia Grullón will perform her piece Morir Soñando at the exhibition Bronx Speaks: Making Place, presented by the Bronx Arts Alliance at the Lower Level Gallery of the Bronx Museum…

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Exhibition - Highlights From The Permanent Collection

Born in Washington, D.C., in 1915, Elizabeth Catlett became the first student to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in 1940. Highly influenced by the ideas of Grant Wood, who prodded his…

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Exhibition - Three Photographers From The Bronx: Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo

Three Photographers from the Bronx showcases the work of Jules Aarons, Morton Broffman, and Joe Conzo—three Bronx-born photographers who captured significant moments of societal and urban change in the borough and across the country during the…

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Exhibition - Cuba Libre!

The recent announcement of a new re-engagement policy between the United States and Cuba has increased the level of expectation as to what the future of the island will be. While this new political openness will undoubtedly attract new markets and…

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Exhibition - Craft And Colony

Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis Craft And Colony: from the Arachnae Series by Aristides Logothetis will present a new large sculpture by New York-based artist Aristides Logothetis created in 2014 that deals with…

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Exhibition - In print And Imprint

In print And Imprint : works from the permanent collection Over the course of its forty-year history, the Bronx Museum has drawn together a significant collection of prints and graphic-art works, guided by its mission to give visibility to artists…

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Exhibition - Bosco Sodi Untitled

Born in Mexico City in 1970, Bosco Sodi’s paintings and sculptures play with notions of experimentation and material spontaneity. In his latest installation, Sodi utilized the remains of sculptures damaged during Hurricane Sandy as a foundation to…

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BCA’s Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour: Exhibitions / Reading & Book Release / Dance Performance

Bronx, NY - The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour rolls again on December 3rd with an evening of exhibitions at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx Documentary Center, and…

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Exhibition - Terence Gower: SuperPuesto

SuperPuesto is a temporary pavilion by Terence Gower commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare, the first U.S. museum exhibition to examine the complicated legacies of…

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Exhibition - Sarah Sze: Triple Point (Planetarium)

Sarah Sze’s Triple Point (Planetarium), one of the works created for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, will be on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.   Sze’s work attempts to navigate and model the ceaseless proliferation of…

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Exhibition - Beyond the Supersquare

Beyond the Supersquare explores the indelible influence of Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture on contemporary art. The exhibition features over 30 artists and more than 60 artworks, including photography, video, sculpture,…

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Exhibition: Shyu Ruey-Shiann: One Kind of Behavior

Shyu Ruey-Shiann works with different materials and media to explore themes related to our environment. The installation One Kind of Behavior is inspired by the quasi-mechanical movements of creatures such as the hermit crabs. The artist sees in the…

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Exhibition - Rethinking the Garden Casita

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN…

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Exhibition - Nina Talbot: Veterans

The series of paintings Veterans conveys rarely told personal stories of American men and women from the U.S. Military. The paintings, interviews conducted by the artist, and the accompanying stories by Sophie Rand convey the pressing need for a…

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