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Bronx Museum of the Arts1040 Grand ConcourseBronx, New York 10456T: 718-681-6000

Current Exhibitions

February 17 to July 3, 2017


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 together over 60 works by more than 30 artists from the Bronx Museum collection and other U.S. institutions and private collections, the exhibition will feature many artworks that will be publicly exhibited for the first time.


February 15 to April 23, 2017

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 his membership in the photographic and video unit of the New York District Attorney’s Office. For this exhibition, Frazier presents a series of photographs from his time in the music and television industry alongside documentary images from the island of Saint Dominique, known today as Haiti (as well as the Dominican Republic). 

January 4 - Ongoing

In honor of Black History Month, the Bronx Museum is featuring four works by the Bronx-born photographer Morton Broffman.


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.



Monday, February 27, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 The Bronx Museum of the Arts will celebrate its annual benefit and auction, Get Down and AIM High at The Conrad New York in Lower Manhattan. Proceeds from the event help support the Bronx Museum.

Deadline: March 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Dance and Visual Arts Collaborative Residency Program (BxMA Co-Lab) is a six-month dance residency at The Bronx Museum of the Arts for a dancer to develop a new work or work-in-progress together with a visual artist utilizing the Museum’s performance and rehearsal spaces.


Application available here


Wednesday, March 1st, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a celebration of Women’s History Month with La Reina Del Barrio, Rhina Valentin! During the event Rhina will award four powerful women with the NYC Mother’s Flo – Women in Film and Media Award for effortlessly balancing career and family. The night will be filmed for broadcast on her new television series, COLORS OF RHINA. Presented in collaboration with COLORS OF RHINA.

Free admission

Tickets available on Eventbrite

Friday, March 3rd, 11:00am - Friend Members and above

The Bronx Museum invites you to a private tour of The Armory Show on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11AM. Holly Block, Executive Director and Claudia Calirman, Associate Professor of Art History at John Jay College (CUNY) will guide the group through a select group of notable galleries featuring Contemporary and Modern Art.


Space is limited and please RSVP to Allison Grandy at or 718-681-6000, ext.174 no later than Monday, February 20.


Sunday, March 5, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Member tour at 2:00pm

The Board of Trustees of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museum
Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Executive Director Holly Block cordially
invite you to attend the opening of our Spring Season.




2:00pm:  Bronx Museum Members tour of The Neighbors by guest curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. RSVP for tour to or call 718-681-6000, ext. 120.


3:00pm:  Performance of Volver, Volver by Irvin Morazan in the North Wing Gallery. Morazan is an artist in the exhibition The Neighbors, part three: Love Thy Neighbor


3:15pm: Join the Bronx Museum’s Executive Director Holly Block and Museo Nacional curator Aylet Ojeda for a tour of Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje. Tour begins in the North Wing Lobby.


4:00pm: Performance by Bronx Museum Artist Resident Humberto Díaz in the South Wing Galleries.  Díaz's  work will be showcased in Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje.


4:30pm: Live music by Melvis Santa & Ellas-Son and interactive dancing by Lorenz Latin Dance Studio 


Free admission and cash bar

Caribbean cocktail provided by Port Morris Distillery


Friday, March 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate Women’s History Month at an evening of storytelling, poetry and music inspired by the Bronx and the works of art on view at the Bronx Museum.  Make your voice heard in our open mic!


Hosted by Maria Aponte and featuring visual artist Francheska Alcantara, poet Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and storyteller Robin Bady.


Free admission and cash bar

Saturday, March 11, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Book signing with author, Bronxite, and Founder and President of Latino Sports &, Julio Pabón of his book Knockout: Fidel Castro visits the South Bronx.

Friday, March 17th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Create mosaics and drink beer with Bronx-based artists Jorge Valdes and Anthony Matulis. Valdes and Matulis will lead participants in an evening of art-making based on their vibrant, community mosaic projects and the artwork on view.

This event is SOLD OUT.


To RSVP for the waitlist email or 718-681-6000, ext. 135.


Free admission and cash bar

Friday, March 24, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Kicking off the 18th Annual Havana Film Festival New York, the Bronx Museum and the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture will co-host a screening of Playing Lecuona, a musical travelogue and tribute to the internationally acclaimed Cuban pianist and piano composer, Ernesto Lecuona. Special performance by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Music by DJ ASHO.


There will be a shuttle bus that will be scheduled to pick people up at the Bronx Museum and take them to Hostos Center for Arts & Culture.

5:30pm  at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456 To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451

6:30pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse To drop off the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451


Location: The Hostos Center for Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10451


Tickets are free but reservations are required. Click here or call (718) 518-4455 for tickets. Limit four per person.


6:00 PM | Reception
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

7:00 PM | Film Screening of Playing Lecuona

Repertory Theater

8:30 PM | Musical Performance

by Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros. Music by DJ ASHO.

Thursday, March 30th, 11:00am to 3:00pm

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


Free admission. RSVP required to or 718-681-6000, ext. 135.

Produced in collaboration with Jay Mac Productions.

Public Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Senior Programs are generously supported by The Malka Fund and City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson.

Saturday, April 1st, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of family art-making activities. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 with parent/guardian. Pre-register at

Wednesday, April 5th, 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.

Friday, April 7th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join the Bronx Museum at the first Open Studio for the collaborative, interdisciplinary Co-Lab Residency. With this pioneering new program, the Museum has brought together choreographer Jasmine Hearn and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed to produce a new work launching May 2017. We invite you to see their work in progress, learn more about the artists, and their unique practices.


Co-Lab is an interdisciplinary residency program intended to deepen local exposure to dance, celebrate the borough’s storied legacy with the choreography, and foster connections to up-and-coming Bronx talent.

Friday, April 14th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore the art languages of geometry and color with Bronx artist Roy Secord.  Participants will create dynamic, one-of-a-kind, collaged mandala. Free admission and happy hour drink pricing.


Saturday, April 22, 10:00am to 7:00pm

The Bronx Museum of the Arts welcomes the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) 2017 Convention, #BSAMFUTURISMO2017BSAM is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held throughout the United States and abroad.


BSAM encompasses different positions or basis of inquiry: Afrofuturism, Astro Blackness, Afro-Surrealism, Ethno Gothic, Black Digital Humanities, Black (Afro-future female or African Centered) Science Fiction, The Black Fantastic, Magical Realism, and The Esoteric. BSAM conventions include live performances, seminars, classes, hands on workshops, a full international film festival via MECCAcon, plays, sales of comics, art, and artisan creators, and much more. Students are welcome to submit proposals to participate.


BSAM annual conventions were co-founded by associate professor and chair of the Humanities department at Harris-Stowe State University, Reynaldo Anderson, and founder of Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts (MECCA), Maia Crown Williams.

Friday, May 5th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Co-Lab is an interdisciplinary residency program intended to deepen local exposure to dance, celebrate the borough’s storied legacy with the choreography, and foster connections to up-and-coming Bronx talent. The first BxMA Co-Lab dance resident Jasmine Hearn, and visual artist Kameelah Rasheed will showcase their collaborative project from this inaugural six month residency.


Free tours of the galleries from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kids activity table from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Free admission and cash bar