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Current Exhibitions

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July 13 to October 23, 2016

July 13 to October 23, 2016

 

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 media dating from 1981 to the present day, by artists including Félix González-Torres, Derek Jackson, Kia Labeija, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Martin Wong. The exhibition, on view from July 13 through October 23,2016,  is organized by the Tacoma Art Museum in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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July 13 to September 25, 2016

 

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 Veil.  He was inspired to create a photographic tableau of this drawing as a means of instruction for the photography classes he taught at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 
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July 13 to September 25, 2016

July 13 to September 25, 2016

 

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 Chong Cuy for The Bronx Museum of the Arts. 

 

What would it mean to tame art? And, what or whom would this taming of art serve? The group exhibition Caza—a word that in Spanish means “searching” or “hunting,” and is a homophone of “casa” (home)—is an attempt to respond to such questions, or an occasion to at least consider them. 

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Liberty
June 3 to September 5, 2016

June 3 to September 5, 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 order to question the ways in which commercial media distorts the ways in which audiences see themselves and each other. 

 

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June 16, 2016 - Ongoing

June 16, 2016 - Ongoing

 

Bronx Terminal Market, in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts, will showcase a new community mural inspired by scenic outdoor locations in the Bronx.

 

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May 14 to November 2016

May 14 to November 2016

 

FLOW.16 – this year’s sixth annual exhibition – will be open to the public from May-November, and will feature installations reflecting and encouraging interaction with Randall's Island Park’s history and environment. This event is created with support from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

Events

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Friday, September 2,2016, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Pioneer B-girl Ana “Rokafella” Garcia hosts a tribute to choreographer and dancer Willi Ninja in memory of the 10th anniversary of his passing. Join us to commemorate the career of one of Voguing's visionary pioneers and powerful advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness with the presentation of the first Willi Ninja Award, a performance by the NYC Legendary House of Ninja, runway show, video and film montage celebrating the life of Willi Ninja, and a reception featuring music by Guest DJ'S including DJ KS360.

 

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Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is working with StoryCorps—a non-profit, public media, and oral history organization—to record stories related to the current exhibit, Art AIDS America, specifically focusing on communities of color who were affected by the AIDS crisis, and to preserve the stories at the Library of Congress.

 

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Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join Bronx Museum Executive Director Holly Block and Architect Monica Ponce de Leon at public Town Hall to discuss plans to renovate the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Before design begins, we want to hear what you love about the Bronx Museum and what you want to see in its future. RSVP preferred but not required.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

This panel brings together a group of medical researchers whose pioneering work on HIV/AIDS in the Bronx has helped improve the health of marginalized and under-served populations in the US and around the world.

 

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Photo credit: Connor Johnson
Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a solo spoken word performance by Karen Finley. Finley will perform selections from her artworks on the subject of HIV/AIDS, which allows her characteristic style of humorous improvisation and wit to both alleviate and add tension to the work surrounding loss, suffering, memory, poetics, and the human experience.

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Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gather around a dizzying circle of New York’s most talented street dancers for a radical re-take on the traditional cypher with Champion B-girl Anne Nguyen, B-boy Yugson Hawks, and their assembled dream team of young NYC street dancers.

 

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Saturday, September 24, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930's to the 1960's, co-editors Bob Gumbs and Mark Naison document the African American experience in the Bronx during the years when the Bronx was seen as a place of hope and opportunity for Blacks and Latinos.  At the event Gumbs, a Bronx native, and Naison will read excerpts and signed copies of the book.

 

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Wednesday, October 5, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts & Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for a free guided tour of the exhibitions with a Museum teaching artist.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00pm

Performance and tour with Sur Rodney (Sur) with Art+ members Lola Flash and Hunter Reynolds


1:00pm to 3:00pm: Hunter Reynolds’ Survival AIDS Mummification Performance, to begin on the 2nd floor North Wing Terrace and come to rest in the Art AIDS America galleries during the tour. Reynolds’ performance will include an interactive piece, during which visitors may adhere the ART+ Positive flag stickers to the artist.

 

3:00pm: Tour of the Art AIDS America exhibition with archivist, writer and curator Sur Rodney (Sur) and photographer Lola Flash at the Bronx Museum. The tour will focus on the absence and history of People of Color and Women in ACT UP and AIDS activism, and speak to the representation of People of Color and women in the exhibition along with artworks represented in the exhibition that speak to each of them in remarkable ways.

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Saturday October 15, 2016 and Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00pm tour each day

Open House New York celebrates the best examples of design and planning throughout the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary, and helps foster a more informed conversation about how architecture and urban design sustain New York as a vibrant place to live, work, and learn. For OHNY Weekend a Bronx Museum Artist Educator will offer guests a short tour of the award-winning 16,000 sq. ft. North Wing designed by Arquitectonica as well as The Neighbors 2 exhibition.

 

2:00 pm tour on October 15 and October 16

Free admission

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Photo credit: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts cordially invites guests 55 and older to the Fall Senior Luncheon. Join us for a delightful afternoon with free tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, live entertainment, and lunch with friends, all free of charge.

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Image credit: Andrea Aragon, Untitled (from the series Home), 2000-2016
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts cordially invites you to attend the opening of our Fall Open House.

 

5:00pm Bronx Museum Members tour of The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón by guest curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and artist Andrea Bowers. RSVP for tour to membership@bronxmuseum.org or call 718-681-6000, ext. 120.
 

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Saturday, October 22, 2016, 3:00pm

Join us for a tour of The Neighbors, part two, in two parts: Sanctuary: Andrea Bowers and Home: Andrea Aragón with guest curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and artist Andrea Aragón. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00am to 1:30pm

Join us at the Museum's Fall Benefit for a unique opportunity to tour private art collections at five stunning homes on the Upper West Side, New York.

 

A light breakfast will kick off the day, followed by a tour to the collections of some of the Upper West Sides most renowned art collectors. Tour and Lunch: Members: $300, Non-Members: $350